Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Craft » Kids' sermon/message Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Ash Wednesday Craft: Blooming Cross (Great for All Ages!) Published: February 13, 2015 Use this Blooming Cross Craft with your children’s ministry, one class, or your entire congregation this Ash Wednesday. Wrap a large cross in chicken wire. At the beginning of your Ash Wednesday service, have people of all ages make flower blossoms. They can make these out of cut-up egg carton compartments. Or they can fringe, scallop, or jaggedly cut the edges of tissue paper squares. (Supply as many different flower-making materials as you can.) Encourage creativity. There are no right or wrong flowers. With help, the 3-year-olds can make flowers just as well as the adults can. Once their blossoms are finished, have people attach a pipe cleaner stem to each flower and insert their flowers through the chicken wire holes. Have people make as many flowers as necessary to fill the cross. Throughout the Lent season, people will enjoy pointing out their flowers on the cross. Close your Ash Wednesday service while sitting around the Blooming Cross. Pray: Dear God, thank you for sending Jesus to die for our sins. Help us understand more clearly what Jesus’ death means for us. Just as the flowers bloom on this cross, may his life bloom within us to show the world his love. In Jesus’ name, Amen. Sheila Halasz Crystal Lake, Illinois Looking for even more great ideas for Easter? Check out all our Easter posts. And for even more ideas and daily posts of inspiration, follow us on Facebook! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!