This week we’re taking some time to revisit the “greatest hits” from Year 1 of the Eerdlings blog.

Our most popular craft from the “Crafting with Jessica” series — and a craft that has become something of a Pinterest sensation — is the water-to-wine spinner created as part of Jessica’s Forty Days of Crafts series last year.

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“The master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, ‘Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.'”
— John 2:9-10 (NIV)

Revisit the account of Jesus turning water into wine at Cana with this simple paper craft.



Step 1: Print and color the picture of the wine jug.

Step 2: Cut along the dotted line and remove the circle from the belly of the jug. This will make a little window.

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Step 3: Cut out circle template. Fold the circle in half and then in half once more. (You should end up with four triangular sections of equal size.) Take a blue marker and a red or purple marker and color the triangles across from one another the same color. This will create a pattern of red, blue, red, blue.

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Step 4: Push a brass fastener through the center of the circle. Then pull the fastener back out of the circle and push it through the little black dot above the circular window you created earlier on the carafe. Make sure the smooth top part of the fastener is on the front of the jug.


Step 5: Flip the jug over with the brass fastener still attached and slip the circle you colored earlier over the end of the fastener. The circle should be face down. This will allow you to see the colorful triangles through the hole on the front of the jug.

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