Easter is “springing” up everywhere around us- stores are filled with chocolate bunnies, plastic eggs, and all things pastel.
While the marshmallow peeps are quite appealing to us all, its important that we take a moment to refocus and teach our children what Easter is actually all about- God sending His Son Jesus to the earth to live the life we could never live and die the death we should have died.
Jesus paid the penalty for our sins, conquered death, and rose from the grave. Easter is a time to celebrate the life of Christ and the new life we can have in Him!
I was looking for a creative way to share with my daughter the message of Easter in a fun, kid-friendly way. I came up with this simple craft idea. This craft is great to do at home, or would work wonderfully for a Sunday school activity too! And you can make it for less than $5 worth of supplies from the local dollar store!
What You Need
- 1 pack construction paper
- 1 bag cotton balls
- 1 bag plastic coins (on the party favor aisle at Dollar Tree)
- Markers or Crayons
How to Make It
- Trace your child’s hand on a white piece of construction paper (or if they are old enough, they can trace it themselves- my daughter is only 18 months, so I had to trace hers for her)
- Cut out the hand, flip it upside down, and glue it on a colored piece of construction paper (your child can choose any color paper)
- Draw a lamb’s face on the thumb using markers or crayons
- Glue cotton balls onto the palm of the hand
- Glue coin pieces in the shape of a cross onto the same piece of colored paper. Children can be creative, using all silver, or all gold, or creating a pattern
- Using a marker or crayon, write out 1 Peter 1:18-19 on the top of the page
- At the bottom of the paper, write (or have your child write) their name and year
- Make sure everything is dry before hanging on your fridge or bulletin board
What are some of your favorite kid-friendly Easter crafts that celebrate Jesus?
Melissa is a Communication Studies graduate of Clemson University. She recently traded in her human resources job for the best and most challenging career of all, being a stay-at-home mom. She loves coffee, cooking, crafting, and watching football. Melissa is also a former National Champion baton twirler and currently teaches baton lessons and judges baton twirling competitions across the nation. She recently launched the Honeybee Homemaker blog about her faith, family, and fun kitchen endeavors.