20161001075315On one side the man is unhappy, with sore skin; on the other he’s been healed, with a happy face and smooth skin.

You will need:

  • Card
  • Sandpaper
  • Coloured paper
  • Wool
  • Coloured pencils
  • Glue

For each person cut one shape from card and one from sandpaper. The children should glue them together to make a person with rough skin on one side and smooth skin on the other.

If you don’t have any sandpaper you can just draw spots and blemishes on one side of the card.

On the well side, draw a happy face. On the ill side, draw a sad face. Cut short strands of wool and glue them on for hair.

Fold a  rectangle of coloured paper in half to make a basic tunic for the person to wear. Cut out a neck hole, and you should be able to get it over the person’s head (you may need to make an extra slit below the neck hole or bend the head a bit to wriggle it through).

Story: Jesus touches and heals a man with leprosy (Matthew 8: 1-4)

This idea was adapted from

The Big Blue Book (Tiddlywinks) The Big Blue Book (Tiddlywinks); Scripture Union Publishing 2002WorldCatLibraryThingGoogle BooksBookFinderHive.co.uk