To make our cross we used a few old wood pieces we had laying around our house. With our house under constant remodel, finding wood is easy! For those of you who are lucky enough to have a completed house, you could buy some thin lattice strips or other pieces of wood at your local lumber store (Lowes is great!). My “Handy-Hubby” used two small screws to attach ours together, but if you don’t have a “handy-significant-other” string wrapped in a criss-cross pattern at the center should work, if tied tight!
Our Lenten Cross looks like this all Lent until Palm Sunday.
I used a purple robe from our nativity costumes to drape over the cross, and I made a paper Crown of Thorns. For the instructions to make a paper crown of thorns click here.
Again I used a robe from our nativity costumes(I love to recycle!). The palm is paper. Click here for instructions on cutting a palm.
I used glitter foam to make a blue bag with silver coins. I also added a black string to the bag.
Using glitter foam I made a chalice and host. I know this is not what Jesus would have had, but I wanted my kids to realize that Holy Thursday was the first Mass.
I added a large black scarf, three red drops, and a red slit (cut from red glitter foam) and I added the paper crown of thorns.
Here I used another robe and a bunch of fake lilies. If you would like to make your own paper lilies click here.
Okay, That’s a lot of pictures!!
Hope that explains it all!
Have a meaningful Passion Sunday and Holy Week, and a wonderful Easter!
This is great! I'm a little behind, but I wish I could do this for this week.
Heather, I understand being behind!! I wanted to get this posted more than week ago! Have a blessed Holy Week and enjoy the beauty of Easter!
excellent ideas..thanks for sharing!!Holly