4 Great Kids Crafts About Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

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Are you looking for a great way to teach your kids about God’s love? Teach them about Jesus’ death and resurrection!

It’s the perfect story revealing love, hope, and salvation for us all. For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son! {John 4:16}.

Of course, teaching your little one about death isn’t the most pleasant thing to do. That’s why it’s best not to go into too much detail of His agony and the nails that were put through His hands and feet.

But we are able to create some great kids activities that will help them to remember what Jesus did for us on the cross.

1. Crown of Thorns Headpiece for Kids

Material

  • Vine Wire (in florist materials)
  • Scissors

Preparation

Collect both materials and get started. Easy!

Craft

Start with measuring your child’s head, so the crown fits perfectly. Then begin to wrap the vine wire in a circle, crossing it over every 5cm or so. You can wrap it as often as you see fit. I only went around the circle twice.

Then cut off shorter pieces of vine that will become the thorns of the crown. Wrap them around every cross-over, so they stick out.

Your child now has their own Jesus crown of thorns. Make this section of the lesson complete with a purple ‘robe’.

Measure how much vine wire you need
Circle it around about 2 times, crossing over every 5cm.

2. Crucifixion of Jesus Craft

Material

  • 4 Toilet paper rolls
  • 3 Popsicle sticks
  • 3 Foam crosses
  • Green tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors

Preparation

If you have a younger child like me, you’ll need to do a little more preparation for this activity.

Start with cutting the 4 toilet paper rolls in half. Place 3 of them next to each other. Check where the other 2 pieces will sit on the top of them and highlight with a little pen where the ends will sit. Then cut out a long rectangular shape from the 3 bottom parts. Stick the pieces together with sticky tape.

Fit the other 2 pieces next to each other and cut out small rectangles in the size of the popsicle sticks. This is where the crosses will stand up. Stick the pieces together with sticky tape then place them on the top of the foundational pieces. Again, use the sticky tape to hold them in place.

Now your child can start decorating.

Craft

Glue the foam crosses on one popsicle stick each. We gave Jesus’ cross a different colour to stand out from the others. My daughter chose orange and yellow.

Cover the cardboard base with glue and decorate it with pieces of green tissue paper. Once this step is completed, you can place the crosses on top of the ‘mountain’.

Although this craft requires some preparation from your side, it’s still great to teach your children about Jesus’ death and resurrection story. Plus, we had great fun nonetheless!

Start with the base, created with 3 half toilet rolls
Then add the 2 top rolls with small cuts for the crosses
Add glue and decorate with tissue paper

3. Resurrection Craft

Material

  • Play Doh
  • Little doll

Preparation

Simply collect the materials and get started!

Craft

Take a Play Doh colour and roll it out. Once it’s big enough, start shaping it into a cave. With another piece of Play Doh, create a rock. Place this in front of the cave.

Repeat the above stories about Jesus’ death and tell them about the grave. How the stone was rolled away by the angel.

Then use the little doll and play with her the roll of Mary Magdalene.

It may almost look too easy, but my preschooler loved it! We played it again and again.

4. Jesus Lives!

Material

  • A4 paper
  • Liquid glue
  • Salt
  • Liquid water paint (or food colouring in water)
  • Paint brush

Preparation

Collect all the items to get started. If you’re using food colouring (like we did), make sure to dilute them in a bit of water.

Craft

Depending on the age of your child, you might have to help out with the glue part (and salt). Start with creating a cross from the glue and write the words ‘Jesus lives’.

Sprinkle the salt generously over the glue until all is well covered. Dip the paint brush in your preferred colour and gently touch the salt. The colour will spread out immediately. No need to actually ‘paint’ the colour on.

This was by far the favourite craft in our house!

Here you go! These are my 4 kids crafts about Jesus’ death and resurrection.

If you’re looking for some more activities about the resurrection, have a look at my Free Christian Resources. There you will find a Resurrection Sequence game you can download and more.

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