contributed by Leanne Guenther
A "druid" was a religious or professional leader in the Celtic areas during the Iron Age -- about 1500 BC to when the Romans took over the British Isles in about 50 AD. Professions like doctors, judges and law makers were held by druids. Druids were real and they could be men or women.
In children's stories and fairy tales, druids are often spoken of as having magic or special powers tied to nature. In early Irish folk tales, druids always had magic.
This is a simple three dimensional craft that can be done "just for fun", a Celtic theme, or for certain folk tales like Thumbelina or King Arthur.
- toilet paper roll or cardboard tube,
- something to color with if using the B&W version,
- Print out the craft template of choice.
- Color (if using the black and white version of the craft).
- Cut out the template pieces.
- Glue the large rectangular piece on first to cover the tube.
- The slightly larger part is the top (a dress or a robe)
- The slightly smaller part is the legs
- The lines running vertically designate the legs. They should go at the front of the craft.
- Glue the head on the top of the toilet paper roll.
- Glue the arms on the sides of the toilet paper roll.
- Fold the tabs on the feet and glue them on the inside of the toilet paper roll to give a 3D effect.
- Glue the oak wand into one of the hands. Oak trees were considered sacred - even magical - by Celtic people (including the druids).
- Fold the cloak in half and glue together so it is colored on both sides. Glue the cloak to the back of the toilet paper roll.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).