111, 112 & 113 - Lost donkeys, The Astonishing News & Saul, the reluctant king

 
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Saul in a box

15 minute Craft planner

You will need:
‘Saul in a Box’ template* (see Printables)
Craft lollipop sticks
Sticky tape
Colouring pencils and/or felt-tip pens
Scissors
Glue sticks
A4 paper or thick paper that will go through your printer.

* Alternativly follow the ‘How to make a Saul in a pot’ instructions (see below) and use a paper cup and straw instead of the box template and lollipop sticks.

How to prepare:
Print  or photocopy sufficient templates for each child. You may want to cut out the templates for the younger children in your group. Follow the instructions to make a ‘Saul in a box’ so the children know what they are making.

How to make:

 
 


1. Cut out and colour in the box and Saul templates. Fold along the thick lines of the box. Concertina fold Saul as shown in the picture.     Carefully cut a slit in the base of the box.    
2. Stick the top of the craft stick to the back of Saul’s head using a small piece of sticky tape. 
3. Carefully push the bottom of the craft stick through the slit in the base of the box. Stick the top of the folded template to the lid of the box. Stick the bottom of the folded template to the base of the box, just in front of the slit.
4. Construct the box by sticking the side flaps in place.
5. Move the stick up and down to make Saul pop-up out of the box.

An alternative craft

 
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Saul in a pot

You will need:
‘Saul in a pot’ template
Sticky tape
Sticky tac
Colouring pencils and/or felt-tip pens
Scissors
Glue sticks
Drinking straw
Paper cup

How to prepare:
Print  or photocopy sufficient templates for each child. You may want to cut out the templates for the younger children in your group. Follow the instructions to make a  ‘Saul in a pot’ so the children know what they are making.

How to make:

 
 


1. Make a hole in the base of the paper cup. Place the cup on a blob of sticky tac. Use a pencil to press through the base of the cup into the sticky tac below. An adult may need to do this. Cut out and colour in the labels and Saul templates. Stick the labels to the outside of your paper cup. 
2.  Concertina fold Saul as shown in the picture. Stick Saul's feet to the inside of the paper cup as close to the bottom as possible.
3. Push a drinking straw through the hole in the bottom of your cup and stick the top of the drinking straw to the back of Saul’s head using a small piece of sticky tape. 
4. Move the straw up and down to make Saul pop-up out of the pot.



Alongside this craft, teach the Bible story...

 
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