| This part of the story is really a wonderful confirmation of the importance of this baby. That the messenger turns out to be an angel, and an Angel of the Lord, is key.
This craft is really simple and made from just 5 pieces – and one is optional! It can be used as a prop for the story and I’ve included a colour free version for groups who like adding their own tint! It is even suitable for younger groups if pre-cut, and can be mounted on card if you need it to be more sturdy.
|Print out the pdf, there are instructions in brief printed on the page to help. If you need to, add some colour, then cut out all 5 pieces. (ignore the sneaky 6th in the photo…oops)
For printing in Colour PDF of character images and names
For printing with no Colour PDF of character images and names
|To make this work you need a straight cut along the grey line on the background. Use a craft knife and ruler to do this. If you are working with a younger group do this stage in advance.|
|Fold your support piece, this is the long rectangle with lots of parts. Use these photo’s as a guide. It is easier to fold every line then work out which way they go!|
|Now to attach, cover the side without the printed lines with glue. Keeping the shape, wrap your support piece round your pull tab at the marked zone. I’ve made the pull tab a bit thinner in these photographs so it’s easier to see how it goes.|
|Now join your two big pieces together. The support goes through the slit, it’s quite intuitive and hard to photograph but I’ve tried.|
|Add glue to the visible part of the support and glue the Angels head onto it. Give it a try, you should be able to make the angel look like it’s standing on the ground and then raising above the flames.|
|OPTIONAL : to make it a bit more secure add the final rectangle on the back. First pull up the angel as high as it can go, then glue or tape the final rectangle between the support and the round end of the pull tab.|