Light catcher bread biscuit
15 minute Craft planner
Beware of allergies – make sure it is safe for the children in your group to handle the ingredients used in these activities.
You will need:
Large-sized pastry cutters approx 7 cm in diameter
Smaller-sized pastry cutters approx 3 cm in diameter
Sliced bread – enough for at least two slices per child
Boiled sweets – enough for four or five per child
Lemon juice in a small bowl
Icing sugar and a sieve
Access to an oven*
* If you don’t have access to an oven you will need to send the children home with cooking instructions (see Printables)
How to prepare:
If you don’t have access to an oven print or photocopy sufficient ‘cooking instructions’ for the children to take home with them. Cut the baking parchment into squares 12 x 12 cm.
How to make:
1. Clean the surfaces in your activity area and encourage wash your hands thoroughly. Cut out four shapes from the bread using a large pastry cutter.
2. Using a smaller pastry cutter cut out a hole in the centre of each bread shape. Place the bread shapes on squares of parchment and position a boiled sweet in the each hole.
Dip a cotton bud in lemon juice and write your name or initials in the corner of the parchment squares. (Once the lemon juice has browned in the oven you will be able to see your initials and work out which are your biscuits.)
Ask an adult to cook the biscuits. They don’t take long so there will need to be an adult helper in the kitchen all the time.
Cook the biscuits at Gas mark 4/180C or 350F for 5 – 7 minutes (checking after 5 minutes). Once the boiled sweets have melted the biscuits are ready.
3. If you have time while your biscuits are cooking, decorate the edges and underside of their paper plates with coloured pencils. Give the biscuits a quick dusting with icing sugar.
4. Do not touch the biscuits until the sweets have completely cooled.
Remind the children that light flashed around Saul on the road to Damascus.
Alongside this craft teach the Bible story...