Holiday Crafts

Cross Number Game

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Cross Number Game This is a quick but fun game to play with your kiddos.

Print out the sheet and give one to each of your kids. (Template) In order to play this game you will also need a single dice. You can be creative and use a jumbo foam  dice.

Each child will take a turn rolling the dice. Whatever number the dice lands on, the child that rolled the dice has to color in that number on their sheet (just one number not all three of the same number).

If they land on a number that all three spots have been colored in the next player will take his turn.

The winner of the game is the child that can color in all of their cross first.

Cross Number Game 1 Everyone has a couple of wild dice throwers in their family or class. Every time they throw the dice it seams to land all over the place, except the board. I found this trick on Pinterest a little while ago. Just take any small container (I am using an empty Gerber baby food container), and place your dice inside.

This way no matter how hard they roll the dice, the dice stay in place. This trick is great to use with board games that include many small pieces like Monopoly and Risk. How many of us have not had a friend or family member roll the dice and accidentally scatter all the little houses around. Use this trick and save yourself the headache. 🙂

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The Lords Supper

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A cute way to remember the sacrifice of Christ on the cross and the significance of the Lords Supper.

“For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.” 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

The Lords Supper

Instructions

  1. Print the templates onto cardstock. (Template)
  2. Color the templates.
  3. Cut out the templates.
  4. Take the table template and fold along the dotted lines. Add glue to the side tabs and form the table.
  5. Next glue the disciples on the bench to one side of the table.
  6. On the other side of the table glue on the group with two disciples to the right of the table.
  7. Then glue on the Jesus group to the left of the two disciples you previously glued on.
  8. Finally glue on the last disciple holding the bowl of soup.

Jesus Rides A Donkey Into Jerusalem

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This donkey craft helps the kiddos remember the Easter story of  Jesus triumphantly entering into Jerusalem, with  crowds waiving palm branches and crying out “Hosanna”.

Jesus Rides A Donkey

Instructions

  1. Print out and color the donkey templates. (Template)
  2. Cut out the donkey and glue both sides together.
  3. Paint/color two clothespins gray.
  4. Then paint the bottom of the clothes pins black for the hooves.
  5. Using small pieces of black string, glue them onto the mane and the tail of the donkey. Cut off any excess string.
  6. Add the clothes pins to the finished body of the donkey.

This craft can also be made for the story of Balaam’s donkey.

Balaam’s Donkey

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We can be very stubborn when we want to do things our way. Many times this happens when we are doing something wrong.

This craft will help the kiddos remember to always listen to what God says and not be as stubborn as Balaam.  And like Balaam’s donkey, to always speak up when it comes to standing up for God’s truth.

Balaams Donkey

Instructions

  1. Print and color the template. (Template)
  2. Cut it out and glue it onto a piece on cardstock or construction paper.
  3. Cut out the template from the cardstock or construction paper.
  4. Glue on two large googly eyes and black string for the hair.
  5. Finally glue on a large craft stick for a handle.

You can also use this craft for Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem or Mary and Joseph’s trip to Bethlehem.

Thank You Hide Away Cards

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We should be thanking our mothers every day for all the hard work they do. And this craft is just that, a little extra dose of thank you.

The name of this craft includes the name Hide Away because once the kiddos finish making them and writing a little note of appreciation on the back, they can hide them around their house.

They can put one in the medicine cabinet, pin it to the fridge, they can place it in their moms briefcase or even in the vanity mirror in the car. This way every time mom finds one she can read a sweet reminder of how much they love her or a fond memory of time spent together and she will realize how special she is to those around her on her special day.

Hide Away

Instructions

  1. Print out the border template and the thank you rectangles template onto colored card stock. (Template)
  2. Cut them out.
  3. Print the three designs pages. Let your kids pick and choose which ones they want to use.
  4. Color the design rectangles and then cut them out.
  5. Glue the design rectangles to the back of the thank you rectangles.
  6. Then glue the borders 0nto the design rectangles.

Your kids can then take them home and hide their thank you cards around the house.

Mommy Has My Heart

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Mothers Day. The day we celebrate how special our mothers are and thank them for the blessing that they are in our lives.

As I was coming up with craft ideas for mothers day I resorted first to cards. I can think back to my elementary school years and remember making dozens and dozens of cards. I’m sure you can do the same. Nothing compared to the feeling of working hard (or what seemed like hard work as a child 🙂 ) to create something beautiful and then rushing home to proudly give it to mom.

A couple of days ago I was reading a blog post and came upon the line mommy has my heart. Putting two and two together I came up with this cute heart shaped mothers day card. The kiddos will enjoy making this for their moms, grandmas or for any other mom in their lives they would like to show their love towards.

Mommy Has My Heart

Instructions

  1. Print out the big heart onto a piece of cardstock. (Template)
  2. Cut strips of different widths (preferably red and pink, but you can mix things up) and glue them onto the heart at a slight angle.
  3. Cut around the heart cutting off any overhanging strips.
  4. Next print out the smaller heart.
  5. Color in the little hearts around the rim of the heart. You can color in the inner heart if you choose.
  6. Glue the smaller heart onto the large heart.
  7. With glitter glue fill in the white border around the heart.

Mosaic Cross

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The kiddos will love creating this colorful mosaic craft! Perfect for Easter or whenever you study the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

Mosaic Cross

Extra Ideas

You can also cut out the pattern cross intact (in the shape of a cross). Glue it onto the main cross and then fill in the spaces in between using glue and glitter.

Instructions

  1. Print the templates onto pieces of card stock. (Template)
  2. Cut out the main cross and each piece of the pattern.
  3. Using the pieces you just cut out, trace them on different pieces of colored construction paper.
  4. Cut them out.
  5. Glue the pieces of construction paper onto the main cross.