Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Activity (Series A3 - Lesson 6): Stained Glass Cross

Sunday Schoolhouse Series Activity - Unit A3
Lesson 6: Pilate has Jesus Crucified (John 19:13 - 30)

As part of this lesson the children will make Stained Glass Crosses:
For this project you will need at least 2 - 8.5x11 pieces of black construction paper per child, clear contact paper, a variety of different colored tissue paper, scissors, a hole punch and yarn. About 2/3 the way up black construction paper begin cutting the paper into the shape of an arch with a pointed top. Then cut out the center of the paper leaving approximately 1/2 inch of the arch (younger children may need their arches pre-cut). With another piece of construction paper cut out a cross that will fit inside of the arch.

Stick the arch on a piece of contact paper and stick the cross inside the arch on the contact paper. Using the tissue paper cut out various geometric shapes from the different colors. Stick them inside the arch/around the cross butting up to one another giving a stained glass look. Cover the "stained glass" with a second piece of contact paper. Trim off the excess. Punch a hole in the top of the arch and add a loop with a piece of yarn for hanging.

For very young children cut out a solid piece of black construction paper in the shape of an arch, cut the cross out of a brown piece of paper and glue various colors of construction paper directly onto the black arch instead of using contact paper. For older children, use thread/yarn to give a lead outline look to their stained glass tissue pieces.

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