This craft is easy for all ages to join in with and, because it is very self-directed, provides a great opportunity to chat while creating!
You will need: Cross shapes cut out of used cardboard boxes (the need to be quite sturdy), wool, scissors
Cut crosses, roughly 15cm high, out of sturdy cardboard boxes. Cut lengths of wool in various colours. Wrap the wool in various combinations around the cross and use the creating time to talk about the Good Friday story of Jesus’ crucifixion. Children might want to choose colours that reflect something of the story to their mind e.g. red to represent blood, black to represent the darkness, different colours to represent different people in the story.
Chat about your responses:
- Which is your favourite bit of the story?
- What do you think is the most important part of the story?
- Why do Christians think that the cross is important?
- Where would you imagine yourself in the story?
- What colour would you use to represent yourself?
Allow time for the children to share their creation with others if they’d like to!