3-D craft celebrating the true meaning of Easter
If you are getting ready to celebrate Easter with your young children ... one way you can explain the true meaning of Easter to them is by making this 3-D craft with them, showing the cross of Christ on a hill.
To make the pop-up hill - first, fold a paper plate in half and then cut along the inside circle only half way. Then, unfold the plate, and you can lift up the cut-out notch and fold it up to look like a hill.
Children cut then up small squares of green paper (or cut them beforehand, for younger children). Also cut two strips of brown paper to make the cross.
Children can color the "hill" with a green marker, crayon or paint and then glue green "grassy" pieces at the base of the hill.
Lastly, children can glue and assemble their cross and glue it to the pop-up hill. Add a scripture verse about Easter, and/or the words "Jesus died for sin".