Cross Suncatcher Craft for Kids
Last week I posted a round up of 10 Cross Crafts for Kids. The purpose of that post was to remind myself (and hopefully inspire others) to do crafts and activities with a focus on the Resurrection. The first cross craft I want to share with you this Easter season is a large cross suncatcher.
I set up an invitation for my boys to create a cross suncatcher by taping contact paper, sticky side out, to our sliding glass door in the shape of a cross. I put a bin of colored tissue squares under the cross.
How to a Cross Suncatcher
No matter how many times we do contact paper crafts, JZ never gets tired of the sticky texture.
My favorite thing about this cross suncatcher project was watching the four boys work together. JZ is 5, J-Bug is 3, and Tank and Peanut are 20 months. As we worked we talked about how a cross reminds us of Christ's sacrifice.
Sticky collage art is perfect for toddlers. It is open ended and easy.
Tissue paper squares have an added sensory element. Keep a close eye on toddlers at all times while doing crafts.
I think it's important to set up both individual and collaborative projects for kids. With individual crafts they are free to create how they wish. With collaborative projects they learn to work together, compromise and respect one another's opinions.
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