This craft is a very satisfying and visual way of exploring the concept of bringing light to darkness and revealing what is hidden. It’s a great activity to do if you are thinking about Jesus as the light of the world and our job to bring that light and hope too.
You will need: plastic wallets (I used ones that are open on the top and one side, like these), Sharpies or permanent markers, black card or paper, white card or paper, scissors.
Using Sharpies, decorate the front of a plastic wallet with pictures and words about light and Jesus the light of the world. If you put a sheet of white paper into the folder while you do this, it gives a clear background to help you when you are drawing and colouring your design.
When you have finished, take the white paper out of the folder and replace it with black paper. It will now be much harder to see your design.
Cut a piece of white paper to look a little bit like a torch beam or a ray of light and place it inside the folder, between the folder and the black paper.
As you move the paper ‘beam’ it will highlight parts of your design as if you are shining light on it in the darkness.
- the comparison between the darkness and the ability to see more clearly and in colour
- What does it mean to be light in darkness?
- What things help to make the world a brighter, happier and better place?
- Where could we shine light and help to make our communities and homes brighter places?