338 - God's Spirit comes

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Blow-paint flames

15 minute Craft planner

You will need:
A flame-shape template (see Printables)
Red, yellow and orange washable poster paints
Aprons, newspaper and a floor covering
Drinking straws
Small dishes to mix paint in
A small jug of water
Glitter and newspaper (optional)

How to prepare:
Print or photocopy sufficient templates for one per child. Put some paint into the small dishes, keeping the different colours separate. Add a tiny amount of water to each dish and mix into the paint to make it slightly runnier. Make sure all the children are wearing aprons and the floor and tables are protected. 

How to make:
1. Encourage the children to put small blobs of paint onto their flame shape using a teaspoon.

2. Show the children how to place the end of their straw close to the paint and blow to make a spiky paint shape. Make sure the children know to blow, not suck.

3. After a while introduce different paint colours until the flame is covered in red, yellow and orange spiky shapes.

4. Place the flame shape on a piece of folded newspaper. Sprinkle the shape with glitter. Tip the excess glitter onto the newspaper. You should be able to carefully transfer the excess glitter from the folded newspaper back into a container.

5. Leave the flames somewhere to dry. If there is time, create some more flames.

6.  When the flames are dry display them on a board or propose they are temporarily placed around the church building as a reminder of the Day of Pentecost.

Alongside this craft teach the Bible story...

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