|The story of Philip and the Ethiopian has one big obvious craft, a chariot.
This make post includes both a paper and card based template and shows you how to junk model a small chariot with youngsters.
|You can make a chariot out of so many things. Junk modelling works well for such a simple structure but if you are short of time or resources read on to see the paper and card version.|
|This chariot is made from an individual yoghurt pot. Using a hole punch a straw is threaded through the cut down pot to make an axle for the wheels. Toy wheels are then attached and secured with a little plasticine (you could use card circles or buttons) – this chariot really rolls. a small toy horse model pulls the chariot with big chunky craft stick reins. the reins are pushed through the pot by making more holes using a hole punch. The possibilities for chariots are endless, you can even use an umbrella structure to give the passengers some shade.|
|The template for this paper and card model is available by clicking on the image here. Simply print out and back with cereal box card for a sturdy structure. The reins can be replaced with ribbon but for this example everything is paper and card for teachers who are pushed for resources.
For printing template PDF – 1 page
|Once all the parts are backed onto card attach the base of the chariot by glueing the fold-able tabs onto it. Remember the bigger tab is there to allow the chariot to stand, don’t fold it. The wheels glue onto the outside.|
|When the glue is dry the chariot should look complete. If you wish you could add a cushion or character inside. The wheels are directly glued onto this model so it doesn’t roll. Glue the wheels with the centre roughly aligning with the corner of the chariot.|
|The card horse is made by simply folding the large shape along the middle join. A little glue inside the head will help the creature stand upright. Some children will notice the lack of ears, you may want to have some paper scraps so they can add these.|
|Take the reins and glue them onto the side of the head. Bend the paper over at the lose end and slip onto the rim of the chariot. This may take some trial and error to get looking correct. Your paper and card chariot is now complete. Obviously this is just a template embellish the design however you wish.|