31. Decorating the cross

Introduction:

In this creative task the children are going to decorate a cross. This is a follow-up of writing and drawing prayers on the cross (see idea 4).

Themes:

Light of the world, the death and resurrection of Jesus.

cross


This idea can be used for:

- Creative prayer or interactive moments during a service
- Prayer rooms
- Teaching concerning the death and resurrection of Jesus

Bible text: 

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)

Description:

A big wooden cross is lying on the ground. In small groups the children get a few minutes to decorate part of the cross. Every child can glue beads to the cross, paint on the cross, or find another creative way of expressing what Jesus’ cross means for him or her. Within the preparation of this creative task around 50 holes have been drilled into the cross. After the decorating is completed fairy lights can be put through these holes. The cross can then be hung up somewhere and become a cherished memory, or be referred to within future settings.

You will need:

- A wooden cross (with holes drilled into it for fairy lights).
- Glue
- Beads
- Paint
- Fabric
- Scissors

Tags: Prayer ideas, Easter , Biblical themes