Use the Easter cross crafts to remember that Jesus died for our sins.
There are several paper crosses that are not messy. Which will help keep cute Easter outfits clean.
To make the crafts quick and easy, pre-cut the shapes. There are also several projects that preschoolers will enjoy making.
You can make some really cool Easter cross crafts out of paper. Here are five different projects. Some are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers.
And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Luke 23:33 KJV
Have the pieces already cut, so it will be quick and easy for preschoolers to do.
Cut a green rectangle 7 1/2 by 5 inches. From brown paper cut three rectangles 4 1/2 by 1/2 inch and three rectangles 2 1/4 by 1/2 inch.
Fold the green rectangle in half and round the top.
Glue the small brown rectangles to the larger rectangles to make three crosses.
Glue the three crosses to the background.
Glue the green hill over the crosses.
This is a non-messy project that toddlers can do.
Download the cross PDF. Or you can draw one. Draw a rectangle 10 by 2 inch. The arms are 7 by 2 inches.
Tape the ends of the cross to the white construction paper. Use just enough tape to hold the cross to the paper while you are coloring.
Choose three or four broken crayons. Use the sides of the crayons to color at an angle from the cross to the end of the background.
When you are done adding color, remove the cross from the background. You will have a colored cross and on the background you will have an outline of a cross. Each picture will be different.
Mosaic is an art technique that uses colored tiles to make a picture.
Print the PDF on card stock. Place the cross in the center of the black paper. Use a white crayon to draw around the cross.
From colored paper, cut several 2 inch squares.
Cut the squares corner-to-corner to make a triangle.
Start at the top of the cross and glue a triangle to the corner.
Add another triangle to the top, leaving a space between. Next, add two triangles to each arm.
Then fill in the rest of the cross with triangles. You might have to trim the last two triangles to fit the space.
Another idea is to just draw around the cross with the white crayon. Then add some white rays around the cross.
Most of the crosses preschoolers can do. But this one does not require scissors.
Print the cross on card stock. Give the child an assortment of paper.
Have the child tear the paper into small pieces
Glue the paper on the cross.
Elementary students will have fun making a sun catcher or egg carton cross.
When you use colored tissue paper, the project looks like stained-glass. Stained-glass windows usually told a story. It was so that people who didn’t read could understand the Bible.
Fold a paper plate in half. Draw a line 1 1/2 inches from the top edge and 1/2 inch from the fold. Make the line 2 inches. To make the arms, draw a line 2 1/2 inches towards the rim. The arms are 1/2 inch wide.
To finish the cross, draw a 4-inch line to the bottom of the plate.
You will need to cut out the pieces above and below the arms of the cross, but still leave a boarder. An easy way to do this is to cut from the top of the cross, around the top of the arm, but leave the rim. Then cut up from the bottom of the cross and around the bottom of the arm.
Unfold the plate and tape the top and bottom of the cross at the rim.
Cut off some of the top, bottom, and sides of the rim of the plate so that it is not so round.
Paint the cross. Or use crayons or markers.
After the paint is dried, place strips of tissue paper in the cut-out places on the plate. Glue the tissue to the rim and cross.
Or cut pieces of tissue that would fit in the opened area.
Add a tissue heart to one corner.
If you don't have tissue paper, you can use construction paper. No, the sun won't shine through, but if you use yellow paper then it will look like a sunny window.
Cut a 7 by 8 inch rectangle from yellow construction paper. With white glue, glue around the rim of the paper plate.
Color the paper plate. Cut a 3 by 2 inch rectangle from red paper. Fold and cut out a heart shape. Glue the heart to the bottom right corner.
This craft has been updated 1/14/22 with new pictures and easier to follow directions.
Keep your egg cartons so that your kids can make this craft. Make the craft quick and easy by cutting the carton into the cross shape and paint before class.
Cut your egg carton so that you have three cells across for the arm and four cells down. It should look like a cross.
If you cut off the points between the cells, it is easier to cut. Also, trim the outside cells to remove the excess cardboard.
Paint your cross with paint. You can use your favorite color. Let the paint dry.
Cut a piece of red tissue paper 6 1/2 by 3 inches. Cut five 1 inch lines along the long side.
Roll the bottom of the tissue paper on the top of a pipe cleaner.
Twist the pipe cleaner around the bottom of the tissue to secure.
Place the rose on the right arm. Fold the pipe cleaner around the left arm making a loop and place the end through. Next, bend the pipe cleaner around the front of the cross to the bottom. Then bend the end of the pipe cleaner to the back of the cross.