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Kids Craft for Lent - Toothpick Cross

Updated: Sep 14, 2023

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

We just started the second week of Lent! I loved doing craft projects with my kids during Lent because they served as a refresher for us, a reminder of what we are doing and where we are going. During the season of Lent, we are walking with Jesus through the wilderness and the journey leads straight to the Cross. His mission was to willingly sacrifice himself for us so that through his death and resurrection, we would be rescued.

I love this Lenten craft because it is simple and easy for little hands to make but when it is done, it serves as a powerful reminder of the power of the cross of Christ.

I hope it is a blessing to you and your family!



1/2 sheet of black construction paper


glue stick

Cut sheets of black construction paper in half lengthwise. Use the glue stick to make a shape of a cross in the middle of the paper. Break toothpicks in half and lay them down on the glue, roughly outlining the cross and then filling it in with the toothpicks. Punch holes in the top corners of your paper. Thread a length of twine through and knot on both ends. Hang in a prominent place in your home or by your child's bed.

Read Hebrews 12:2 and John 3:16-17 as a family.

Close with this prayer -

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

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