Christ the King Craft

Catholic ABC’s Week: 16
Letter of the week: K
Theme: King (Jesus is King or Christ the King)
Saint of the Week: Blessed Kateri
Craft: Jesus is King


K is for King


I knew I wanted to make “K” week about Jesus being king, but coming up with a craft was harder than I thought it would be! I wanted it to be a clearly religious king craft. There are already so many secular king crafts out there, so there’s no need to waist my time re-creating the wheel, are you with me? Lol!

You can find all of my cross crafts for kids here.

Cross Crafts For Kids

Materials Needed to Complete This Christ The King Craft:

  • Fun Foam (or substitute construction paper or card stock)
  • Decorations for the crown (Examples: glitter glue, stick-on jewels, markers, stickers, etc. We used glitter glue)
  • Hot Glue (grown-up use only)
  • Popsicle sticks
  • School Glue
  • Styrofoam Balls (or substitute pool noodles)

Start by cutting the foam or paper into a crown shape. You can cut a regular, flat crown shape, but if you curve the shape a little the crown will have a cuter shape when the craft is complete. Older kids should be able to do their own cutting.

Yellow foam in crown shapes

Let the kids decorate the crowns however they like. I lightly drew a “K” on my daughter’s crown and let her trace over it with glitter glue. She did a pretty good job! Mostly I let her free style it because she loves to be creative!

Yellow foam crown and cross
Display of finished foam crowns and crosses
Finished foam crown and crown
Lineup of foam crowns and crosses
Blue foam crown and cross

You need 2 popsicle sticks to make the cross. Shorten one of them with some scissors, and let the kids glue them together and decorate the crosses as well.

Post continues after this brief information about the Catholic ABCs Curriculum

Catholic ABCs Curriculum for Preschool and Kindergarten

Catholic ABCs Curriculum

Catholic ABCs is a hand-on curriculum full of crafts, printables, worksheets, saints, learning, and more for preschoolers and kindergartners. There are over 2,000 pages that you can use for multiple school years! (This is also a great supplement for 1st and 2nd graders.)

Crosses with wlitter glue on them

When your decorations dry, it’s time to put it all together! Carefully saw a styrofoam ball in half with a sharp kitchen knife. Use your cool glue gun to attach the foam around the base of the ball. Then your kids can stick their cross in the middle of the crown!

Styrofoam half spheres with crosses in them
Styrofoam half-sphere with yellow foam crown around it and purple cross in it
Finished Jesus is King Craft

If you’re looking for a cheaper option, I found that a slice of pool noodle worked just as well as the styrofoam. The only difference is that you’ll have to make a small slit with a sharp knife for inserting the cross- it won’t work to just stick it straight in. You can get pool noodles for a dollar and get enough to make probably 75 of these, so the pool noodle option is infinitely cheaper. I can get sryrofoam balls at my Dollar Tree, but they are a pricey craft supply at special craft stores- up to several dollars each! Here’s one we did with a pool noodle slice:

In Progress Craft
FYI- you can also get packages of these for $1 at Dollar Tree:
24 pack of foam shapes crowns

Thanks to everyone on Catholic Icing’s facebook wall who bounced ideas with me about how to make these crosses stand up! You guys are a great crowd and I love talking to all of you!

I’m very pleased with the results of this craft, and Lydia (my 4-year-old) absolutely loved it!

Child and finished Jesus is King Craft

Grab Bag Ideas for the Letter K: (be sure to check out the Classroom Scriptfor directions on using the grab bag.) Kitten, Koala bear, Kangaroo, Ketchup packet, Knot, King, Key. (Avoid anything starting with “Kn” that doesn’t make the classic “K” sound. That’s confusing for kids.)

For More Resources, including free printable ABC scripture cards and a matching set of Catholic Saint crafts for preschoolers, check out the Catholic ABC’s Offical Resource Page.

Catholic ABCs Curriculum


  1. you all did a great job on this craft. they are beautiful! and your scripts are unbelievable! thanks for sharing your incredible creativity Lacy!