This craft project is to help children understand that Jesus is truly present in the Holy Eucharist. Although Jesus is hidden, He is truly there. This reality can be very difficult to comprehend. The Eucharist in this craft opens to reveal Jesus.
- Clear tape
- Printable Chalice and Host
- A sheet of construction paper for the background (blue or black look nice)
- Decorative items like glitter/glitter glue, gems, sequins, etc.
- Crayons to color the chalice and the Eucharist’s rays. (yellow, orange, & red)
Short-cut idea #1:
Print the chalice sheet onto yellow paper and cut it out.
(No coloring necessary.)
Short-cut idea #2:
Use the chalice sheet as a coloring page and add your decorations onto the white sheet after coloring the page. (This is nice if you hate cutting.)
If you are not using the “short-cut ideas” shown above – Color the chalice and Eucharist rays.
Cut out your chalice and Eucharistic rays.
Glue the chalice and rays onto the construction paper.
Now decorate the chalice and rays with the glitter, gems, and sequins, or whatever else you choose. You may also decorate the construction paper background if desired.
Glue the Jesus circle in the Eucharistic ray circle.
With a small piece of clear tape, attach the Eucharist circle to create a door that opens to reveal the image of Jesus.