We are continuing on our Bible Alphabet Crafts series, and this week we made crosses for the letter C. As I’ve mentioned before, my preschool class is very young (1 and 2 year olds) so I’m always looking for very simple things for them to do, and I came up with this:
- White Card Stock
- Blue Painter’s Tape
- Washable Tempera Paint (preferably colors that mix well)
- Wide Paint Brush (I like to use foam brushes with preschoolers)
- Disposable paper plates (to put the paint on)
- Table Cover
Cover the table. Give each child a piece of white card stock, and put a cross in the middle of it with blue painter’s tape.
Provide the kids with a wide paint brush, and put paint on a paper plate. Try to use colors that will mix well (colors that won’t just turn into brown when they mix it). Here are some possible combinations:
- Blue, Yellow, Green (what we used)
- Blue, Red, Purple
- Red, Yellow, Orange
Let the kids go to town painting!
When they are finished, you just pull off the tape to reveal the cross! (You can do this before or after they dry- it doesn’t really matter as long as you’re careful if the paint is wet.)
These were super easy and fun, and would be a great craft for Easter, and would even make a great Sunday School craft for kids!
Check out the whole Bible ABC Crafts Series here.
- Fun Salt Cross Paintings- seriously, kids LOVE these!
- How to Bead a Cross (the easy way)
- Make Your Own Candy Cross Pops
- More Fun Cross Crafts for Kids