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Creating a Sacred Lenten Space for Kids: Easy Mosaic Cross Craft


Lent is all about slowing down. It’s a time to prepare our hearts for the most important time of our Christian faith, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. During Lent, we make space for quiet, prayer, and introspection. We think about who we are and all that has been won for us through the saving acts of Jesus.


I love creating a sacred space where a child can just “be” with God. A space where they can still themselves, get lost in the creative process, and through it, have an encounter (whether they know it or not!) with God.

A great way to create this sacred space for a child is through crafts. This Lenten craft for kids is made from inexpensive supplies that you can get at Walmart or any crafts store. Don't worry, it is a foolproof craft! Don’t worry about the shapes your children cut out or if the glue gets everywhere. Let the pieces overlap, let them go out of the lines, it’s ok!


Before you begin the craft, read Hebrews 12:1-3 with your kids. Then put on some worship music, relax, and let go! You'll be amazed at what happens during the creative process.


Mosaic Cross Craft


Supplies


Standard-size felt sheets in white, dark brown, light, and dark purple

Fabric glue

Light colored marker

Scissors


Instructions


With your marker, draw a rough cross shape on a white piece of felt. Cut out small pieces of brown felt ( It doesn't matter what shape they are). Glue the brown pieces of felt inside the cross shape until no white is showing. Next, cut out small pieces of the light purple felt and glue the light purple pieces down around the cross. Cut small pieces of dark purple felt. Add in pieces of the dark purple felt randomly around the outside of the light purple and a few in the middle of the light purple to give it some variation. Continue filling in until the scene looks full.











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