Here is a craft that I thought up and did with my younger kids as a quick fun afternoon project. It’s a fun craft to explain the Easter Triduum. The plate spins to reveal the days of the Triduum until Easter. It also has the Bible verse from John 2:19, where Jesus spoke of his Resurrection, pasted on it.
“Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” (John 2:19)
You will need:
- 2 paper plates
- the printable PDF page – Free in our Download Shop!!
- a paper fastener (looks like a nail with two points)
Print and color the free printable.
Cut off a 1/4 of a plate. Round the point so you have a spot to make a center hole.
Punch a small hole in the center of both plates. Make sure the plates are centered on top of each other and make sure your hole as close to the center as you can get it!
Fasten the two plates together with the fastener. Cut out and glue the different parts of the PDF page onto the plate. Have the kids glue on the Bible verse above the opening in the top paper plate. Now starting with Holy Thursday add the Triduum days. Try to keep them close to the bottom of the paper plate. Spin the plate, when you cover the one you just glued, glue on the next one.
Now let the kids decorate the plate! And you’re done!!
Hoping you all have a wonderful Triduum and Easter!