Delilah wasn't a very nice girl -- she made friends with Samson in order to try to figure out the secret of his strength. When he finally confided in her, Delilah sold his secret to Samson's enemies.
The secret of Samson's strength was his long hair. He was betrayed by Delilah, the woman he loved, who cut off his hair to weaken him.
This is a fun and simple color, cut and paste paper craft that uses a toilet paper roll as a base to give Delilah a three dimensional effect. Delilah is holding scissors and Samson's hair. It wasn't actually Delilah that did the cutting, but I thought the scissors and hair would help remind the children of the story. If you want the craft to be "technically accurate" you should leave out the scissors.
- something to color with (B&W version)
- toilet paper roll
- Print out either the black and white or color version of the template. The second template is optional (you can skip the skirt on template 2).
- If using the black and white template using your favorite coloring tools. (I love coloring with pencil crayons and happily pitch in to color with Kaitlyn)
- Cut out the craft pieces. Even beginning scissors users can help cut out simple pieces like the large rectangle and the skirt.
- Glue the large rectangular piece around the toilet paper roll.
- Glue the head onto the top of the toilet paper roll.
- Fold the tabs on the feet and glue to the bottom of the toilet paper roll so the feet stick out.
- Glue the arms onto the side of the tube.
- Glue the scissors into one of the hand (explain that Delilah didn't actually use scissors -- she called someone else to use a razor to cut off Samson's hair -- but the scissors can help us remember that it was Delilah who caused Samson's hair to be cut off.
- Glue Samson's hair into Delilah's other hand.
- Roll the skirt into a cone shape and check if it will fit over the toilet paper roll before you glue it (just a rough check).
- If it is too small, cut a bunch of 1/4 inch slits along the inside edge (snip, snip, snip all the way around the part of the cone that comes in contact with the toilet paper roll).
- These slits will make the opening of the cone larger so you can slip the cone over the roll.
- Be aware that this step will likely take a bit of help from an adult of older child)
- Apply a little glue along the edge where the cone meets the toilet paper roll - this isn't absolutely necessary, but once it dries, it will help the skirt stay on.
- After applying the skirt glue the belt around the tube to sit where the skirt meets the tube. If you aren't using the skirt, just glue the belt aroundd the center of the tube.
- 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).