This is a great way to get kids involved with lent! Craft a crown of thorns, and then every time your child does a good deed, he or she gets to remove one of the “thorns”. Hopefully, you have all of the thorns removed by Easter. Then on Easter morning, the crown is covered in beautiful flowers! There are several ways to go about crafting one of these with your kids. Here are some ideas:
Make a Crown of Thorns for Lent
March 5, 2011 By
Ten Kids and a Dog has some great tips and directions
Check out these colorful crowns of thorns
from Chasing Fireflies! A twist on the original idea.
Catholic Mom’s Helper made a salt dough crown of thorns
and shares the recipe and great directions! By the look of
all these toothpicks, they’re going to be making lots of sacrifices!
I love this crown of thorns from Busy with Blessings.
What a perfect purple place mat!
Family at Feast and Feria made their crown of thorns with
craft sticks rather than toothpicks to be more child friendly.
Rejoice in Hope used a simple grapevine wreath in
place of salt dough for their crown of thorns.
Chreished Hearts at Home is inspired by the visual
display of her own children’s sacrifices half way through lent!
Memories of a Catholic Wife and Mother uses a
certain number of toothpicks per child for her crown of thorns.
Growing With My Girls turned their crown of thorns
into an Easter wreathon Easter morning!
You can see another example of turning it into
an Easter Wreath at Famila Catolica.