As Easter draws near, we wanted to
continue highlighting what others plan on doing with their kids.
Last week we gave you
five great ways to boost your Easter egg hunt. This time, we'll
focus on Easter crafts. Once again, I dove into the creative
melting pot that is Pinterest to discover some of the cutest and
coolest crafts around. Here are five of the best craft ideas I
found. You can try them out in your ministry-or maybe they will
inspire you to create something completely original!
- Coin-Covered Cross -
Here's a simple craft that Trish from Mom On Time Out posted. Kids take
small change and glue it to a cross. "These coin-covered crosses
are a beautiful way to illustrate the price he paid," says Trish,
"and the variations are endless." It's a great way to remind kids
that the price of our sins is paid in full.
- Colorful Crafts - I love the idea of
using the many colors of the Easter season to remind kids of Jesus.
Stacey from the website A Moment in our World
uses the colors of Easter eggs and jellybeans to create crafts that
teach the true meaning of Easter.
- Easter Bouquet - This Easter flower card made with kids' handprints
is a way for young kids to share the message of Jesus. From the
website Free Crafty Ideas: "Easter means flowers, rebirth and
spreading the message that Jesus has risen." Kids can't wait to
give their card to someone and share with them the good news of
- Colorful Light Ray Cross
- This craft by Housing a Forest is perfect for older
kids who don't mind getting a little messy. Using their fingers,
kids create a cross that glows with the light of Jesus. The
original project uses watercolor paints, but one poster on
Pinterest said using food coloring works as well, too.
- Easter Garden - On her
website, Michelle Paige shows you how to create a beautiful Easter garden scene that
kids will keep for a long time. Kids plant grass and flower seeds
in their garden and take their craft home to water it daily. Every
time they water it, they'll be reminded of the true meaning of
Still looking for more Easter crafts? Make
sure to check out Group's
Seasonal Specials for Children's Ministry. I love this book!
Not only does it have great Easter crafts with meaning, it also
equips you with an Easter skit, Easter game, Easter songs, and
Easter-themed outreach. The book features ideas for 12 additional
holidays, so grab it for Easter and you will be set for the rest of
What Easter crafts do you have planned for
your ministry? Do you have a Pinterest account with ideas to share
for Easter? Tell us about it using the comment section below!