Ascension Thursday is coming up fast! Last year, I posted cute food ideas for celebrating the ascension. My suggestion for this year? Use a craft as a learning tool for teaching your kids what the ascension is all about! Luckily I have several crafts on display for you to choose from:
Ascension of Jesus Crafts for Kids
May 30, 2011 By
Exhibit A: Adorable Ascension craft from Oriental Trading!
Ok, how cute is this ascension craft? You pull the string, and Jesus disappears into the blue paper cup “sky”. What a great idea! Ya, you could order the kits from Oriental Trading company… if I had posted this in enough time for you to do so. Ahem. BUT, I’m quite sure that Catholic Icing readers are crafty enough to figure out how to buy their own blue paper cups and cotton balls. I think you could use my printable Risen Jesus for this craft as long as you got big cups (like the plastic solo cups, which totally come in blue).
Exhibit B: Easy Ascension Thursday Centerpiece
In last year’s Ascension post, I featured an adorable centerpiece idea. This year I’m planning a simpler verions of it myself. I’m going to fill a wine glass with cotton ball “clouds” and turn it upside down, setting the Risen Jesus from my Printable Resurrection set on top. Ta-da- Ascending Jesus!
Exhibit C: An Ascension Craft from 10 Kids and a Dog.
Not only does this look like a fun craft, but it certainly makes for a striking visual when it’s all strung up above your dinner table! Find directions for making this ascension craft here.
If you’re looking for a simpler way to celebrate Ascension Thursday with your family this year, try printing a beautiful Ascension coloring page from St. John’s for free!
Also, be sure to check out the Catholic Toolbox for lesson plans with tons of ideas and links for the Ascension of Jesus! (Have I ever told ya’ll how much I love The Catholic Toolbox? Well, let me tell ya- I LOVE The Catholic Toolbox!)
I had a rockin’ idea for an ascension craft, but our stomach bug has really slowed me down around here. Oh, well- maybe next year! Happy (almost) Ascension Thursday!