Easter Crafts for Kids: Cross at Sunrise

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Today, we continued with our Easter crafts.  The more I think about it, the more I really, really like the fact that we’re doing Easter crafts in October.  Or any time of the year other than Spring.  Not that I wouldn’t do them in the spring, but adding them in at other times of the year is a great idea!  When I started today’s project with the girls, they asked why we were making a sun.  I explained that the world was dark and the sun hid after Jesus died, but on the third day, He arose and the sun shined brightly!  It’s a simple story, and there’s much more to it than that, but for a three and four year old, just that much makes perfect sense!

There are some great Easter crafts on this blog.  This cross at Sunrise also includes the story to tell with this craft.  | candleinthenight.com

Easter Crafts for Kids: Cross at Sunrise

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Project time: ~25 minutes
Project cost: $ Low
Parental involvement: Medium
Inspiration: Easter Handprint Cross from Crafty Morning


  • Printer paper with this Cross printed on it
  • Blank printer paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • Green construction paper
  • Yellow washable paint

Preparation instructions:

  • Print off the cross (If you have a child who doesn’t do scissors, go ahead and cut it out)
  • Cut a hill out of the green construction paper.  I just folded it in half (since I needed two) and cut out a semi-circle.

Step by step instructions:

  • Have your child cut out the cross if you haven’t already done it.
  • Let your child color the cross.
  • Paint your child’s hand yellow and stamp it on the blank printer paper.  Let dry.
  • Glue the green hill and cross on.  (You don’t have to wait for the paint to dry to do these steps, just make sure your child doesn’t remove his/her paint shirt if they’re going to be messing with the wet paint.)

There are some neat Easter crafts on this blog.  This cross at Sunrise also includes the story to tell with this craft.  | candleinthenight.com

If you decide to do this project, be sure to come back and tell me about it!  Take pictures and share them on my Facebook sharing post!  I’d love to see what you and your little ones are making together!

This post is part of my 31 Days of Easy Crafts for Kids series.  Be sure to check out the rest of the crafts I’m doing this month!

Simple. Well organized. FUN and EASY crafts for kids for 31 Days! Come join me! | candleinthenight.com

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