Instead of freely drawing a cross shape on scrap paper, I asked Alyssa to cut out a cross shape using manila colored construction paper with the following technique. We used a light color so that she could see the colors easily. This is a quick cutting practice activity. First, fold the paper in half. You or your child can draw half of a cross shape (think . . . Valentine's Day heart activity). Then, the child cuts out the shape and opens it.
I used painter's tape to attached the cross securely to watercolor paper instead of cardstock. Please do not stress about cutting a perfectly shaped cross.
Alyssa enjoyed creating her cross painting. We both LOVED this art project! I think it is absolutely beautiful!
Please visit A Learning Journey to see another cross art project we did several years ago (scroll down). Here's a picture of it. There are also many other hands-on Easter activities that you can try with young learners next year or this week if you are finishing up Easter lessons. Be sure to click on the link provided at the beginning to see more activities from the previous week too.
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