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.
Palm Sunday
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.
Spy Wednesday
I used glitter foam to make a blue bag with silver coins. I also added a black string to the bag.
Holy Thursday
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. 
Good Friday
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.
Holy Saturday
It’s empty
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!
God Bless.


  1. This is great! I'm a little behind, but I wish I could do this for this week.

  2. 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!

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