Today’s crafts are based on the sixth plague on Egypt, the plague of boils.
“10 So they took soot from a kiln, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses threw it toward the sky, and it became boils breaking out with sores on man and beast. 11 The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on the magicians as well as on all the Egyptians.” Exodus 9:10-11
- Print the templates onto regular copy paper. Do not use cardstock. Print the main image on one side, then the boils on the other side of the same paper. (Template)
- Lay one or two sheets of newspaper on your table.
- Have your kids color in the main image using markers. DO NOT color the body of the figure with markers.
- Next lightly color in the body with a color pencil.
- Trace the outline of the figure with regular glue and allow the glue to dry.
- When the glue has dried color in the boils on the back with markers.
- In a small plastic container add about 1 teaspoon of regular cooking oil (vegetable, olive, canola).
- Using a small brush have your kids paint over the figure with the oil. A little oil goes a long way. As the oil is absorbed by the paper the boils will start to come through.
- With a paper napkin wipe off any excess oil from the front and back of the paper.
- Print the template. (Template)
- Color in the boils.
- Cut out all of the boils.
- Grab each individual boil and with a small amount of glue, have your kids glue them to their hands and arms.
- Now for the fun part. Make the boils look more realistic by using Vaseline, makeup (lipstick, eyeliner, etc.), or even paint.