While we do participate in some secularism during this sacred holiday, I will also be crafting with the kids some God-centered items. I will start with a simple, yet fun Easter Cross using only plastic canvas and ribbon that I found on ThriftyFun.com:
Materials and Tools:
- 1/8 inch Ribbon
- Plastic Canvas
First you should cut a pattern, start with a rectangle that is 21 squares by 17. Find the center on top edge, leave center square uncut. Cut diagonally until you reach side. You now have a start to the top of the cross. Cross points should go, 1 square/3 square/5 square and then switch to strips of squares, that meet in center.
Hopefully you were able to cut a pattern from my instructions. Once you have pattern you can hold it up against more canvas to cut more out easily. Cut a piece of 1/8 inch ribbon that is 4 or 5 feet long. Knot one end, and seal the other end with a lighter (angle cut edge is best), this will make a built in needle. Put through very center of cross.
Start to "sew" from bottom right of cross, through square and around back, up through the top left of cross. You will continue to go to opposite sides in a "loop" fashion(this is so back and front of cross are visually pleasing). Once you finish vertical part of cross, bring to center: loop around and start to do the same thing to horizontal cross arms. When you are finished, wrap to the center, and either knot or run through top center square and use as a bookmark.
Anyway, there are lots of fine sites on this bloggity village with the true meaning of Easter at their centers. My half-butt job of this post is due to fatigue and... we'll just not go there, -k-? Let's just say two words: Diva Cup. Maybe two more: chocolate fever.
I do hope you'll find Jesus in the center of your heart and mind this week especially.