This is a super simple paper cross craft that you can do with the littles. It's great for Sunday school, Messy Church, Bible study at home, and rainy days. It's also a great fine motor activity (since the kids have to weave the paper strips through the cross - even I struggled with this sometimes!).
My favourite part of this craft: minimal set up, minimal clean up.
The kids had fun choosing their colours and figuring out how to weave the construction paper through the cross. [The weaving bit is a great fine motor activity for smaller kids.]
- Paper or cardstock in various colours (cut a cross out of your base colour and strips of paper from the other colours).
- Glue (to secure the ends)
How to Make a Woven Paper Cross
- Cut out your cross from your base colour. (We used plain white paper). This is most easily done if you fold your paper in half, to make your cross symmetrical.
- Cut out thin strips of paper in your other colours.
- Fold your cross in half and cut slits 3/4 of the way through, horizontally. Do the same for the body and each of the arms of the cross.
- Weave your paper strips through the slits you just cut.
- Glue the ends of the paper strips to the paper cross, so that it doesn't come apart.
- Done! Woven paper cross. Hooray!