Thursday, March 22, 2012
Holy Week Art Project And Easter Book
Passion of Christ Newspaper Art Scene
This is an easy and fun art project for Holy Week! It also leads to great discussion about the Holy Cross as the instrument of glory for our salvation.
The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.~1 Cor 1:18~
We got the idea from my daughter's art class using ripped up newspaper. She originally made this piece of newspaper art.
The whole idea got my liturgical wheels turning since it IS Lent after all;) I thought the black construction paper made the perfect back drop for Calvary. Relaying my thoughts to Princess started her engine and she went straight to work, designing her own Passion of Christ Newspaper Art scene!
I think this project would be good for ages 7 and up. My daughter is 9 (4th grade). It's a bit messy since you have to rip up a bunch of newspaper but it cleans up easily.
Black construction paper
Glue stick or Rubber Cement
1. You start by making the basic shapes of the 3 Calvary Crosses by ripping out regular newspaper. (Not cutting, but ripping)
Rip pieces of the dark colored ads for Christ crucified.
Place pieces in the shapes that you see best fitting. Each child might have a different idea of how this might look! It's neat to see how their imaginations and creativity play out in amazing ways...Much better than mine:)
Use various colors from the newspaper ads for the hill and the stormy sky to complete the landscape and the project.
We hung the finished project on our Lenten mantel...I love the view from a distance:)
We hope you are inspired to give it a try!
He himself bore our sins in his body upon the cross, so that, free from sin, we might live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.~1 Pt 2:24~
I also have a quick book recommendation. At the beginning of Lent, I mentioned the legend of the Dogwood tree in relation to the Cross that hung our Savior. I have since found and ordered a beautiful picture book that I just love. The rich illustrations and story tie in the message of Easter in a new and beautiful way... You won't be disappointed!
+It would be the perfect Easter basket addition or gift+
And one last quote to share... love this one!