Celebrate the triumphant entry into Jerusalem with these Christian crafts for Palm Sunday. Your class will have fun making a donkey, palm leaves, and other crafts. Most of the projects are easy enough for preschool children.
The Bible story is in the Gospels of Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John.
The multitude spread their garments on the road. Others cut down tree branches and placed them on the road. Matthew 21:8, Mark 11:8, Luke 19:36
Cut a 4 1/2 by 2 1/2 rectangle from brown construction paper.
Cut a 4 1/2 by 2 1/2 rectangle from brown construction paper. Then, fold the rectangle in half. On the open end, draw a 1-inch line. Also, draw a 1-inch line at the top. Cut on the lines. Your shape will look like an upside-down “L.”
Unfold the “L” shape and glue it to the left top corner. This will be the gate to the city.
From the bottom right corner to the gate, draw two lines for a road.
Cut squares approximately 1 inch from different colored tissue. Glue the squares on the road.
Cut 1-inch oval shapes to represent tree branches.
Glue the ovals over the tissue squares. Write “Jerusalem” on the gate.
Have your class be part of the multitude near the road to Jerusalem.
Cut several 6 by 9-inch rectangles from different colors of construction paper. Have your students choose their favorite color.
From the fold measure 1 1/2 inches. From this point, make a line to the cut edge that is 4 inches long. Now, draw a line from the edge towards the center that is 1 1/2 inches long. Draw a line that is 2 1/2 inches for the inside of the sleeve. Finish the garment by making a 4-inch line to the bottom.
Also, have your students make palm branches. From green paper, cut a 6 by 4 1/4 inch rectangle. Fold the rectangle in half so that it is 2 1/8 inches wide. Draw a branch.
Cut on the lines on the garment.
For the palm branch, cut slits almost to the fold, rounding the outside edge.
Unfold to see your tree branch.
Unfold, you should have something that looks like a shirt.
Make a road from paper. Add a strip of double-back tape to the garments and palm branches. Have your students stick the garments and tree branches on the paper in a line. Have them say Hosanna while doing so.
Christian crafts for Palm Sunday would not be complete without palm branches.
(The people) took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. John 12:13 KJV
Cut two 9 by 1-inch rectangles and eight 4 by 1-inch rectangles from green paper. Round one of the ends on each of the ten rectangles.
Glue the smaller rectangles to the sides of the larger rectangle so that it looks like a palm branch.
Glue the longer rectangle on top.
A palm branch made out of a paper plate.
Jesus sent two of his disciples to get a donkey. Garments were placed on the colt. Jesus rode the donkey into Jerusalem. See Matthew 21:1-7, Mark 11:1-7, Luke 19: 29-35.
To make the donkey, cut a 3 1/2 by 4 1/2 rectangle, 1 1/2 inch circle, and two 1 3 /4 by 1/2 inch triangles from brown paper.
Fold the 3 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch rectangle in half, hold the rectangle so that the fold is on the top.
Draw a curved line approximately 1 1/2 inches from the left bottom corner to the top corner.
Then cut on the line. This will be the neck.
Also, cut off the other two corners so that it is rounded.
Cut a 1/2 inch square from black paper. To make the nose round the black square on one side. Glue it to the circle.
Glue the triangles to the top of the circle for ears. With a marker, make eyes.
Glue the head to the narrow end of the body. Add the clothespins for the legs.
Cut a 2 by 1 1/2 inch rectangle for the garment placed on the donkey.
Fold the rectangle in half and put it on your donkey.
To make Jesus, cut a 3 by 1 1/2 inch rectangle from colored paper. Cut a 1-inch square from white paper and round by cutting off the corners for the head.
Glue the head to the top of the colored paper.
To make your rectangle look like a robe, cut off the top corners around the head. With a marker, draw eyes, a mouth, hair, and beard.
Cut a 1-inch slit in the rectangle.
Place Jesus on the donkey.
Make a talking donkey from a paper bag.
Here is another donkey kids can make.
Your Sunday school class can get reading for Easter by making the Christian crafts for Palm Sunday.