So I’ve been working on some more crafts for holy week, and this is a craft where you make your own version of Veronica’s veil after she wipes the face of Jesus. It’s done using a faux batik technique for kids. Here’s the completed craft:
- White scrap fabric (something “natural” and pre-washed)
- Non-washable tempera paints
- School Glue (NOT glue all) I highly recommend using the gel school glue because it doesn’t run, but the regular white school glue will work also.
- paint brush
First, take your piece of fabric and tape it over a some cardboard. This will make working with fabric a lot easier.
Next, sketch Jesus’ face onto the fabric with a pencil. This needs to be very simple. Don’t get into small details.
Now you draw over your outline with glue. Again, I really recommend the gel glue- it will be easier to use and you will have more control over your picture. It’s very important that the bottle says “school glue” and not “glue all” because you need for it to be washable.
It’s so much fun to pull it out of the water and see what it looks like! You’ll see that everywhere there was glue remained white. Here’s how mine came out: