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Melted wax cross sun catcher craft

Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

Easy Good Friday craft for kids

As Easter approaches, it can be easy for kids to get swept up in excitement over the Easter Bunny and candy treats. On Good Friday, take time to help kids remember the true meaning of the holiday with this beautiful cross sun catcher.

Easy Good Friday craft for kids

Hang this pretty sun catcher in the window to serve as a reminder for the real reason why we celebrate Easter.

What you'll need:

Easy Good Friday craft for kids

  • wax paper
  • construction paper
  • crayons
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • string
  • tape
  • marker
  • iron
  • ironing board
  • towel

What you'll do:

1

Start by taking the paper wrapper off of each of the crayons. Use your scissors to shave off small pieces from the crayon. Keep shaving until you have a small pile of crayon pieces.

Easy Good Friday craft for kids

2

Lay a piece of wax paper out flat on the ironing board. Sprinkle the crayon shavings on top of the wax paper in a thin, even layer.

Easy Good Friday craft for kids

3

Lay a second piece of wax paper over the crayon shavings, then lay a towel on top of the wax paper. Heat your iron to high and run the iron over the towel to melt the wax shavings. Do not let your iron come into contact with the wax paper.

Easy Good Friday craft for kids

4

Remove the towel and let the wax cool completely, then use the marker to draw a cross on the wax paper, then cut out the cross.

Easy Good Friday craft for kids

5

Trace the outline of the cross on the construction paper.

Easy Good Friday craft for kids

6

Cut out around the outline, approximately 1/2-inch away from the line.

Easy Good Friday craft for kids

7

Cut out the center of the cross from the construction paper, then tape the wax paper cross to the back of the construction paper cross.

Easy Good Friday craft for kids

8

Use the hole punch to make a hole at the top of the cross. Cut a piece of string, feed it through the hole and tie a knot in it to make a hanger for the cross, then use a piece of tape to hang the cross in the window.

Easy Good Friday craft for kids

More crafts for kids

Easter party crafts for kids
Make your own Easter basket
Spring egg crafts

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