Three Crosses on a Hill: an Easter Craft
People think the world is divided into two types of people. Craft people and non-crafty people. In some senses, that might be the case. If the thought of hot glue or glitter sends you screaming for the hills, then you might be a non-crafty person. But I have good news! There are projects you can do with your kids that don’t really require you to be crafty. Can you cut a half circle and a few crosses? Yes? Congrats – you are talented enough to prepare for this craft! And as to why you should bother if you are not the crafty type. While little hands are busy coloring, little ears are open to hear the story you want to tell. Why are there three crosses? How long was Jesus in the tomb? How did the women find out Jesus had risen from the dead? The finished project serves as a reminder of the Easter story as well as the time you spent together making it.
The instructions are simple! Grab a paper plate that is white on the back. Cut a half circle out of the plate. I used a knife so that I wouldn’t make funny gouges with my scissors. Cut three crosses out of brown paper or cardboard. We used a box from our recycling bin so our crosses have waffles on the back. Got to love the waffle cross. Older children may want to draw the empty tomb and rolled away stone themselves, while you may want to draw the outline for younger kids to fill in. I let my kids choose what they wanted me to write on their finished project.
So there you go! I told you it was easy. I hope that you and your family will have a blessed Easter and that God will give you wisdom and clarity as you seek to share with your kids the story that changed everything.