15 minute Craft planner
During the session briefly talk about where the children might see flames. Use this opportunity to remind the children that they must not play near fires and never touch matches or lighted candles.
You will need:
Two or three sheets of newspaper per person
Paper cups or paper flower pots
Red, yellow and orange crepe paper
Colouring pencils and/or felt-tip pens
Masking tape or duct tape
How to prepare:
Cut the crepe paper into long strips. If you have younger children in your group you may want to cut holes in the paper cups in advance. Make a sample ‘fiery sword’ so that the children know what they are making.
How to make:
1. Place a blob of sticky tac on the table in front of you and stand your cup/pot on top of it. Use a sharp pencil to push through the base of the cup into the sticky tac underneath to create a small hole.
2. Carefully use a pair of scissors to make the small hole in the base of the cup slightly bigger.
3. Roll two or three sheets of newspaper together to make a long tube. Try and roll the paper diagonally to create the longest tube possible. Secure the tube with a piece of sticky tape. Push one end of the tube through the hole in the top of the cup/pot. You may need a little tape to hold the tube in place
4. Carefully wrap two or three strips of crepe paper around the long end of your sword to make it look ‘fiery’. Secure the ends of the paper strips with small pieces of sticky tape.
Alongside this craft, teach the Bible story...