This is a fun and easy craft for kids and parents to do together. Our sweet Alie helped me make this one. Sadly, I didn’t get any pictures of us doing this together.
For this project you will need:
Paper, junk mail, card stock or cardboard to cut a cross from.
White school glue
Pencil with eraser
First, I cut a cross from a large piece of paper. The paper I used with a mail flyer. Then I glued a sheet of tissue paper onto the cross. I cut little squares from my tissue paper.
Start placing your squares on to the cross with a pencil by placing the eraser end in the center of the square and wrapping the tissue down and around your pencil.
Then, place a dab of white school glue on to the tip. I placed the glue on the tip for Alie, for the ones that she did. I have also seen Mom’s place some white school glue into a small dish. That way the kids can dip the tip into the glue. When Alie did this the tissue paper came off and stayed in the dish of glue. It was easier for me to place the glue on it for her. She is only 2 and a half after all!
Start placing them onto your cross until it’s as full as you like.
When we were finished with ours, I placed it on the wall in Alie’s room with a couple tacs hidden in the folds of tissue paper.
What do you think? Alie and I did pretty good didn’t we?
We have all seen these devastating images. Our hearts are broken. We have been praying earnestly for those affected by the catastrophic events in Japan. Even my sweet Alie now knows by heart our prayer for Japan each night during our nightly bedtime prayers.
Tomorrow, AliLilly will be participating in the FOR JAPAN WITH LOVE BLOGGERS DAY OF SILENCE to acknowledge and help raise funds and awareness for the devastation going on in Japan. I hope that you’ll take the few minutes you usually spend here to stop by the For Japan With Love site and contribute if you are able to do so. They need our help.
From now until March 25th 100% of ALL sales made in my AliLilly Etsy Store will be donated to this cause.
When I first started this cross, my initial plan was to make it with 3 rosettes in a row and with 3 columns. Then my husband took a look at what I was doing and suggested making it just one row of rosettes with tiny white rosettes placed in all the little empty spaces. I LOVED his idea and LOVE how it came out.
I have a fabric rosette tutorial you can check out here!!! I hot glued all the rosettes together. Then, I cut up a sturdy piece of JUNK MAIL and glued it on the back of the rosettes to give it a little extra firmness.
Then I twisted and hot glued a little twist tie on the back for a hook.
What do y’all think??
I hung it up in Alie’s room just above her sweet vintage praying children we found at the Goodwill. No matter how much I adjusted the colors I couldn’t get it to quite match the true color of the teal rosettes. They aren’t quite as dark and are just a few shades darker but match perfectly the color of the little boys pajamas. Now for the most important question of all. YES, Alie loves her new fancy MOMMY made cross.