With Easter approaching this Sunday and the kids dreaming of visiting their MomMom, PopPop and cousins, running through the yard searching for all of the colored eggs. Anticipating all the goodies waiting for them in their Easter baskets, I knew it was important to return our focus on what Easter really means to us as believers. I wanted to make sure we talked about the events leading up to the cross as well as the resurrection.
Since we normally read from our Jesus Storybook Bible, anyway, I was able to easily incorporate a simple Easter craft with the kids. I wanted to do something really simple using things I already had. The boys love to paint so I chose to do a watercolor cross. It was quick and kept their attention. Crafts around here can’t be drawn out events because my boys just aren’t super interested in arts and crafts at this stage. They’d rather be running around imagining and role playing. If your kiddos are anything like mine then this craft is for you! All we did was…
- I took some water color paper and used our blue painters tape and placed the tape on the paper in the shape of a cross. Then I let them go to town with their paint.
- Once the papers were mostly dry I simply removed the tape.
- The boys ooohed and aaahed over how pretty they looked.
We decided to place our finished project front and center in our living room. I’d love to hear what you think and I would love to see your crosses, if you decide to try this at home with your littles. Tag me on IG @thehomemakingmomma so that I see them!