Apr 3, 2007

Crafting with Kidlettes - Easter

I really like Easter and what it stands for! The death and resurection of our Lord and Savior is so AWESOME and amazing. I find it sad that it is reduced so much to bunnies and eggs, candy and gifts.

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
  • Scissors


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.

I hope to make some Hot Cross Buns with them, too. And they will be involved, HAVE to be involved, in helping with Easter dinner prep - did you see what I'm undertaking attempting making?

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.

Happy Easter!


Iris said...

those are really pretty. I won't have my three oldest kids for Easter this year, they will be with their dad. It will only be the TucMan and me. Two years ago, when Tuc's dad was still here with us and my three step kids were here for Easter, we made these.....
Easter Story Cookies . It was a good way to tell the Easter Story and it amazed the kids on Easter Morning.

daverichards said...

It was wonderful reading your post...and they look amazing...thanks for sharing these with us...and well to share some more of the wonderful spirit of Easter also visit my blog on Easter Greetings and enjoy all that i've posted there!!!

Carey said...

These are so pretty.I recievedone of these from our visitation pastor when i had my daughter, they are beautiful.I always wondered how tey were made. Thanks for showing us, now i can teach my daughters.

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