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Forty Days of Crafts: Hosanna Shaker Plate

“And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.”
— Matthew 21:9 (KJV)

Get ready to cry “Hosanna!” in style on Palm Sunday with this colorful shaker plate.



  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker
  • Ribbons in various colors
  • Stickers, silk flowers, and any other decorations you wish to add — get creative!

Step 1: Take a paper plate and cut out the center to make a ring.


Step 2: Embellish the ring with glue, ribbon, stickers, flowers, markers and any other decorative items on hand. (These adornments represent the clothing, fabric, leaves, and other items people waved in excitement as Jesus arrived in Jerusalem, so the more flowing and eye catching, the better.)

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Step 3: Don’t forget to write the word “Hosanna!” somewhere on your shaker!


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