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Friday, September 14, 2007

Craft for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

I am sorry that I am posting this today, the Feast of the Exaltation, and not before, but I have been very busy. All the children (including my own) with whom I have done this craft have enjoyed it and liked the results.

Materials:
  • Oil pastels
  • Paper
  • Construction paper (or any stiffer paper)
  • Hair Spray or an art spray

    What to do:
  • Draw a cross on construction paper
  • Cut the cross out*
  • Color the edges of the cross with the oil pastels
  • Place the cross on a piece of paper and hold it in place
  • Using your finger, gently rub the oil pastels from the cross onto the paper, making it come out like rays
  • Remove the cross
  • Spray with hair spray or an art spray to prevent smudging
  • Let dry

  • The end result will be a beautiful cross. It will look better than the hastily made sample below.

    *The negative image can also be used by cutting the cross out with an exacto knife. The finished product will then be a colorful cross, rather than colorful rays.

    **We usually make Easter cards using the above feathering technique.

    I would enjoy seeing any end results.

    Happy Feast Day!

    Edited to add this photo of Brendan's impromptu cross:

    8 comments:

    1. This is so cool! We made a similar "reverse" image, but did ours with painters tape, washable paint, and an entire group of toddlers. The results - and the process - were great! http://enterundermyroof.blogspot.com/2013/09/activity-feast-of-exaltation-of-holy.html

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    2. Love this! I remember making hearts like this when I was little and always crafting. =)

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    3. Elisa,

      Hopefully, my children will have memories of doing crafts too. They can be a lot of fun. :) We might just have to make hearts for St. Valentine's day. Thank you for the idea.

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    4. This is great! I'm pinning it!

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    5. Thank you, Sarah. I'm glad you like it.

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    6. Anonymous8:47 PM

      So pretty! Looking forward to doing this!!!

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