This Tissue Paper Cross Craft is a great activity to make for Easter or Sunday school. You need just a few supplies and it is super easy to set up for little ones!
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Easter is almost here and I wanted to share a fun cross craft that is simple to put together and uses just a few supplies. Not to mention it looks really pretty too. My kids really loved how it looked in our window.
❤️ Why you’ll love this craft
- Ease: This craft is easy to set up and uses just a few supplies.
- Great for a variety of ages: This is a fun craft to do with toddlers, preschoolers, or even school aged children. This is a great craft for preschool, Sunday school, or to do at home.
- Fun: Kids will love this craft. They may need help cutting the cross out but they can great creative with placing the tissue paper.
- Scissor skills: This is a great way for kids to practice their scissor skills by cutting the tissue paper into squares.
✂️ What supplies are needed to make this craft?
- Construction paper: I used black for my cross but you can use whatever color you like.
- Contact paper: This is what helps us have the stained glass effect.
- Tissue paper: I used light spring colored tissue paper. If you need more ideas for the tissue paper be sure to check out this Easter Sensory Bin!
🖍️ How to make this craft (step by step guide)
Printable instructions are below.
Begin by cutting a cross out of a piece of construction paper (image 1). Use a pencil to make an outline, if needed. Next, fold the cross in half (image 2).
Cut the middle out of the cross (image 3). Cut a piece of contact paper big enough to fit the cross on. Peel the paper and place the cross on it (image 4).
Cut squares of tissue paper in several colors out and place on the contact paper (image 5). Cut another piece of contact paper and place it on the side without contact paper (image 6).
Cut the contact paper off of the cross (image 7). Hang in your window (image 8). We used tape but you can use tacky adhesive or tape a string on.
⭐ Tips for this craft
- Set everything up beforehand. I think when doing crafts with little ones, setting things up beforehand makes the craft go a lot smoother.
- You can use these instructions to make hearts or Easter eggs to go along with your cross.
- Be careful with the contact paper. Go slow so you don’t get bubbles on your cross.
- We used tape to hang ours in the window but you can add a hanger, if you like.
Cut the tissue paper into squares and then use contact paper to laminate the tissue paper. Place in a window so the light will come through.
Cut tissue paper into squares, add to an outline of a cross with contact paper. Seal with contact paper then cut out. Hang on a window.
Other Easter activities:
Tissue Paper Cross Craft
- Construction paper
- Contact paper
- Tissue paper
- Begin by cutting a cross out of a piece of construction paper. Use a pencil to make an outline, if needed.Construction paper
- Next, fold the cross in half.
- Cut the middle out of the cross.
- Cut a piece of contact paper big enough to fit the cross on. Peel the paper and place the cross on it.Contact paper
- Cut squares of tissue paper in several colors out and place on the contact paper.Tissue paper
- Cut another piece of contact paper and place it on the side without contact paper.
- Cut the contact paper off of the cross.
- Hang in your window. We used tape but you can use tacky adhesive or tape a string on.
If you tried this Tissue Paper Cross Craft or any other activity, printable, or recipe on my site, please let me know how it goes in the 📝 comments below. I would love to hear from you!