Jesus’ Scars

Salt painting is when you draw a shape using white glue and cover it with salt. After drying the raised salt shape can be decorated with either a mixture of water & food colouring or watercolour paints.

One way to explore the body of the Risen Christ, as seen in passages like John 20 and Luke 24, is to talk about the scars on his hands, feet and side.

Consider prepping this template ahead of time with X’s on the palms for the kids to paint, as well as some other sheets of fun shapes they can paint.

Scars come in all different shapes and sizes. Some are raised and others sunken. Some match the colour of our skin, others can appear more red, dark or lighter than or skin colour.

Ask the kids to point out some of their scars and the stories behind them.

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