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Forty Days of Crafts: Construction Paper Palm Leaves

“. . . when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, [many people] took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.”
— John 12:12–13

Make your own “hand-crafted” palm leaves to share your joy at the coming of the King.



  • Scissors
  • Green construction paper
  • Glue
  • A Popsicle stick
  • A pencil

Step 1: Lay three sheets of green construction paper on top of each other. Fold them in half along the long edge to make a smaller fat rectangle. (Not the skinny way!)


Step 2: Take your hand and lay it flat on top of the paper. Make sure your entire hand is on the paper and spread your fingers apart. Use the pencil to trace the outline of your hand onto the piece of paper.


Step 3: Pick up the paper (do not separate the sheets) and cut around the edges, being very careful not to let any of the paper slip out of place. When you are done cutting, you should have six silhouettes of your hand.


Step 4: Glue the silhouettes in a fan-like pattern to one end of a Popsicle stick.

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