This simple craft will help provide children with a better understanding of the “beauty” that can be found in the transformation of Jesus’ resurrection.
Theme: Jesus is risen!
Scripture: Mark 16:4-8
Age Level: 4 to 9
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Activity Time: 20 minutes
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Materials: Two wood craft sticks per child, cotton balls, small green pompoms, card stock, staplers, glue, google eyes, crayons, glitter and two 2-inch sections of green chenille craft wire per child.
Have kids each cut two 5X5-inch pieces of card stock. Stack the card stock pieces, and then staple them on three sides to form a pocket. Kids can cover both sides of their pockets with cotton balls and glue to create a fuzzy cocoon.
While the glue dries, have kids decorate one popsicle stick to look like a worm by gluing green pompoms along one side of the stick. Kids can attach google eyes and green chenille craft wire for antennae.
Have kids decorate the other popsicle stick to look like a butterfly. Cut wings by folding a piece of card stock in half and cutting a half-wing shape along the fold. Kids can decorate the wings with crayons or glitter. Center and glue the wings to the bare side of the popsicle stick. Glue on google eyes and green chenille wire for antennae.
Read aloud the Scripture. Ask, “What happens to caterpillars when they go to sleep inside their cocoons? Caterpillars become beautiful butterflies and leave their cocoons behind, empty. How is the story of Jesus’ empty tomb like or unlike the way caterpillars leave behind their cocoons? How is Jesus’ resurrection like or unlike the butterflies? Let’s thank God for making his son Jesus the most beautiful butterfly of all.”
Mary Ann Richardson
San Antonio, Texas
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