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Forty Days of Crafts: Cross Sun Catcher

Suggested reading: Just for Today
Suggested reading: Just for Today

 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”
— 2 Corinthians 4:6 (KJV)

Let the light of God brighten your Lenten days with this lovely sun catcher.



  • 2 paper plates
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Tissue paper
  • Markers, crayons, stickers, and other decorative items (optional)

Step 1: Draw the shape of a cross on the first paper plate and cut it out.

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Step 2: Laying the paper plate with the cross on top of the other plate, carefully trace around the inside of the cross and cut this one out as well.

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Step 3: On one of the paper plates, glue little squares of tissue paper. Make sure the cross opening is completely covered.

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Step 4: Glue the other paper plate on top of the paper plate with the tissue paper. Make sure to line up the two crosses.

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Step 5: Color, sticker, or add other decorative flourishes as desired.




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