Last year for our main Easter craft we made a Garden of Gethsemane, which we will hopefully get to recreate this year as my eldest charge has been asking to do it for weeks, and this year our main craft is making our own paper plate crown of thorns. To me it is important to teach children, regardless if they’re Christians or not, the true meaning of Easter. My reasoning for this is to help children understand different cultures and religions, so that we can better understand each other and except people for who they are, no matter what they believe.
Before we started making our crowns we had a good discussion about why Jesus wore one, and discussed how the Roman soldiers were mocking him by taking a symbol of royalty and turning it into something degrading and painful.
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To make your own Crown of Thorns you will need:
- Paper plates
- Tin foil
- Something to poke holes
- Brown paint
1.Cut the centre out of your paper plates, and poke holes in the edge of the ring that you are left with. Use your scissors to make the holes bigger.
2. Create your thorns by rolling up strips of tin foil and threading them through the holes.
3. Paint your crown and leave it to dry.
My little ones love learning about the Jesus and bible stories and the whole time we were doing this craft they were asking some great questions. During the entire process they kept putting their crowns on each other and asking if it felt spiky and how they wouldn’t have like to have worn a really one.
This craft may aid development of:
- Fine motor skills
- Understanding of their own or other people’s religion.
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