297 - The soldier's servant


A centurion helmet

15 minute Craft planner

You will need:
Paper plates
Colouring pencils and/or felt-tips
Hole punch
Sequins or silver foil optional

How to prepare: 
Print and cut out sufficient templates for one per child. Make a sample ‘centurion helmet’ so the children know what they are making.

How to make:


Teacher's note: Make sure you have made a helmet in advance so you are familiar with each step. If you have a large group it may be appropriate for the children to follow steps 1 to 5 only.

1. Draw a dot just above the centre of the plate. Draw two lines either side of the dot. The lines should start at the edge of the plate and stop at the inside rim.

2.  Cut along the lines then fold in the flaps. You might like to use a ruler to keep the lines straight.

3. Cut a small piece off the top of each flap.

4. If you would rather not cut out your helmet, you could at this stage draw a picture of a face and colour in your helmet.

5. If you would like to cut out your helmet draw two lines. The 1st line should go across the plate from one flap to the other. The line should not reach the rim on either side of the plate. The 2nd line should go down the middle of the plate starting at the dot you drew in ‘step 1’.

6. Cut along the lines you have just drawn. Turn your helmet over and ask an adult to punch two holes in the side flaps.

7. You have now created two new side flaps. These will go around the side of your head. Bend the side flaps back so that your helmet looks like the picture.

8. Thread a piece of string through each holes and tie them securely in place. Colour in your helmet. You might like to decorate it with sequins and kitchen foil.

Your helmet is now ready to try on.

Alongside this craft, teach the Bible story...

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