Our completed and decorated box :-)
Here are the objects we used to symbolize each station:
Station 1: Jesus is condemned to death. We used a piece of twine to for binding Jesus' hands.
Station 2: Jesus carries his cross. We tied 2 sticks together with some string.
Station 3: Jesus falls the first time. Symbolize this with a band-aid with a "1".
Station 4: Jesus meets his mother. For this we used a tiny Mary statue we already had, but you can also use a rosary.
Station 5: Simon helps Jesus carry his cross. We cut a hand out of construction paper and wrote "helping hand" on it.
Station 6: Veronica wipes Jesus' face. Just take a scrap of fabric and sketch Jesus' face.
Station 7: Jesus falls the second time. A band-aid with a "2".
Station 8: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem. A tissue to dry their tears.
Station 9: Jesus falls the third time. Draw a "3" on a band-aid.
Station 10: Jesus is stripped of his garments. I usually see this symbolized with a purple piece of felt, but in the version we printed Jesus is wearing red, so we used a square of red felt.
Station 11: Jesus is nailed to the cross. 3 nails.
Station 12: Jesus dies on the cross. Symbolize this with a crucifix. One of those small plastic ones for rosary making would work very nicely. We already had this one.
Station 13: Jesus is taken down from the cross. A picture of Michelangelo's Pieta.
Station 14: Jesus is laid in the tomb. We symbolized this with a rock- for sealing the tomb.
If you're looking to print out this set of stations of the cross that we used, see my post on Printable Stations of the Cross for Kids.
That's it! Just find something to keep it in so you
don't loose the pieces. We had this great purple box and
decorated it with an old calendar and Catholic stickers.
By the way- I didn't invent this idea myself...
I was inspired by all of these amazing women!
I love how Growing With My Girls painted a
peg doll of Mary for "Jesus meets his mother"!
I got my idea for Simon's "helping hand" from
A Natural History Home. Love their box!
Pondered In My Heart put their stations of the cross
symbols into purple bags- They used hearts for symbolizing Simon!
Cherished Hearts at Home used rosaries to
Love this version from Lord that I May See! :-)
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