Jesus conquered both sin and death. He is risen!
Help your kids consider the miracle that Christ is risen as they make this fun stained glass cross craft.
He Is Risen
As you prepare to make your cross lantern, read Luke 24:1-12.
Discuss with your children:
- What happened before this story? What did Jesus do for sinners?
- Dead bodies stink so people in 1st century Rome would cover them in sweet smelling spices as a way of showing their love to the person who had died.
- Where was Jesus?
- What did the men in dazzling apparel say?
- Who went to the tomb and discovered it empty? Who did they tell?
- How did most of the apostles take the news? What did Peter do when told about Jesus?
- What is your response to the news that Jesus is risen? Is it excitement or skepticism?
- Jesus became fully God and fully man so that if you believe on him and confess it with your mouth (Romans 10:9), you will be saved from your sins! That’s so exciting!
Talk about God’s great plan for salvation and why we celebrate that Jesus is risen while you make your cross lantern.
Stained Glass Cross Craft
Check out this fun video of the cross lamp craft!
Stained Glass Cross Craft Supplies
You’ll need a few supplies to make your cross lantern craft:
- Cardstock (color for lantern)
- Colored Tissue Papers
- X-acto Knife
- Printable Template with Verse Frame
He Is Risen Tissue Paper Cross Craft | Instructions
Before you get started on the craft, read and discuss the passage above.
1) Print Your Stained Glass Cross Craft Template.
Cut out the rectangular template for your lamp. Be sure to cut only the outside edges–the inner vertical lines are for folds. Cut out the interior scene–the letters and the background of the three crosses.
2) Trace the He Is Risen Scene.
Trace the three crosses scene and the He Is Risen lettering onto one of the cross lamp panels.
3) Cut Out Your Christ is Risen Scene.
Cut the straight lines before cutting the curved lines.
Next, cut out the background of the three crosses scene.
4) Add the Tissue Paper.
Glue the colored pieces of tissue paper onto the back side of the lantern to cover each word and the three crosses.
The front side of your cross lantern will appear as shown.
5) Make Your Paper Lantern.
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