Suggested reading: At Jerusalem's Gate

Suggested reading: At Jerusalem’s Gate

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”
— Matthew 16:24 (KJV) 

Sometimes a craft — like faith itself — is best kept simple and uncomplicated. Talk with your children about Christ’s call to personal sacrifice as you tear away the extra paper to reveal a cross.

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Materials:

  • Construction paper
  • Crayons, markers, or other coloring materials

Step 1: Fold the lower left corner of the paper diagonally until the bottom of the paper meets the right side of the paper.

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Step 2: Take the bottom right pointed corner and fold it to meet the upper left corner of the first fold.

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Step 3: Bring up the bottom point of the paper and fold it over where the other folds ended.

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Step 4: Pick up the paper and flip it over, sideways. Fold it sideways in half.

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Step 5: Visualize an imaginary line about an inch from the fold and tear through all the layers down this imaginary line.

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Step 6: Discard the square piece that was just ripped off and unfold the remaining paper to reveal a cross.

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Step 7: Color!

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