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Collage Crosses

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The cross is a great symbol to talk about in any faith-based program. These collage crosses are a great activity to do around a holiday or virtually anytime you want a great open-ended activity for the children.

Goals:

  • To teach the children the meaning of the cross
  • To teach the children the bible verse “Christ died for our sins…” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
  • To help develop their creativity and fine motor skills by designing their cross
  • To show pride in their work

Before You Start:
Gather materials needed: Peel & Stick Collage Crosses, a variety of collage material, colored sand, tissue paper, Inspirational Foam Shapes or any other items the children might like.

Let’s Get Started!
Step 1.
Ask the children if they know what the cross symbolizes. This would be a great activity to chart their answers.

Step 2.
If they didn’t know the answer, explain to them how Jesus died on the cross for our sins.

Step 3.
Recite the bible verse “Christ died for our sins…” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.

Step 4.
Show the children how to use the peel and stick paper on the cross and how the items they choose will stick to it.

Step 5.
Play some music for the children as they work.

Furthermore:
Display the crosses in the classroom or hallway for all to see. Make sure each child’s name is under their cross on a small card so that it will be recognized. Let each child take home a wooden cross bead as a reminder of their lesson for the day.

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Bejeweled Cross

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A quick and easy faith-based craft that is also great for Vacation Bible School (VBS).

Goal:

  • To make a wooden cross into a jeweled wall hanging

Before You Start:
Gather materials: hanging wooden crosses, Liquid Watercolor™ paints, paintbrushes, rhinestones and/or self-adhesive gems, tipped lacing cord, assorted beads, glue and paper towels.

Let’s Get Started!
Step 1.
Using Colorations® Liquid Watercolor and brushes, dye the wooden cross whatever colors the children like.

Step 2.
Pat dry with a paper towel.

Step 3.
Using gem stones and self adhesive jewels, children can decorate their cross.

Step 4.
To make the hanging cord, use tipped colored cord. Start stringing wood beads, metallic pony beads and glow-in-the-dark beads on the cord and tie a knot at the top.

Furthermore:
This activity does not take any drying time and can be completed at one time or spaced out for two days.

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Easter Scratch Art

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Scratch, reveal and dazzle with a colorful scratch art activity!

Goal:

  • To make a scratch art cross pin or necklace

Before You Start:
Gather materials needed: scratch board crosses, craft sticks, a wooden stylus and beading cord or a self-adhesive pin backing.

Let’s Get Started!
Step 1.
Using a pre-cut cross scratch out a design on the black surface.

Step 2.
Children can use craft sticks for wide marks or stylus for thinner marks.

Step 3.
When children are finished, attach a self adhesive pin back or punch two small holes at the top of the cross and use beading string to make a necklace.

Furthermore:
This is an ideal activity for Easter as well as Vacation Bible School (VBS).

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