Jerusalem Cross Craft

Catholic ABC's Week: 5
Number of the week: 5
Theme: Jerusalem Cross
Memory Verse- Isaiah 66:13
"As a mother comforts her son, so will I comfort you; in Jerusalem you shall find your comfort." (NAB)
Craft: Popsicle Stick Jerusalem Cross

This week we are learning about the number 5, so we made this Jerusalem Cross Craft from popsicle sticks. My daughter (age 4) really enjoyed this!

Here is a picture of a Jerusalem Cross.

Materials Needed for Jerusalem Cross Craft
  • Popsicle sticks (either a color assortment or you can color them yourselves with markers before you begin)
  • Black marker
  • Scissors (for the adult)
  • School Glue
You will need 4 popsicle sticks of one color, and 4 plain popsicle sticks. Take 2 of your colored popsicle sticks and cut off the rounded ends with scissors. Then cut them in half. Put some marker dots on them to help your preschooler know where to put her drops of glue.

Help your preschooler to glue them into a cross, and then attach a little piece to each end. 

Also mark your plain popsicle sticks with some marker dots for easy gluing help.

Help your preschooler to glue the popsicle sticks together like this, then mark some new places for glue.

Glue on your original piece to complete your Jerusalem Cross. 

Number the crosses 1-5, saving the "5" for the middle cross. Tie on a piece of yarn so you can hang your Jerusalem cross from whatever you want to. :-)

Here's my daughter's cross.
(She didn't want numbers on it).

Hope you enjoyed these Catholic number crafts! 5 ends this series for now. Next week we begin learning our letters! Check here each Wednesday for a Catholic alphabet craft A-Z. :-)

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  1. Awesome! I love the Jerusalem cross..We had one carved into our cement floors! We will definitely be making this craft at some point...very neat and seems do-able for people like me that need "easy" stamped on the craft;-) lol


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