Cross Crafts For Kids (Ideas For All Age Groups!)

The cross is the main symbol of the Christian religion. It symbolizes how Jesus died and rose for us and saved us from all of our sins! The cross is a great symbol and lends itself to tons of great crafts for kids for Sunday school, at home, during Easter, or anytime! You can find all of my Bible crafts for kids here. Now let’s check out these fun cross crafts for kids.

I have a mixture of cross crafts here and I’m going to break them down by age ability, although many of these could be enjoyed by any age group!

Cross Crafts For Preschoolers

Resist cross craft– literally any age group can make these, and as long as you choose paint colors that can go together, it will be a success! 

Salt cross painting for kids– this is a magical process that can be enjoyed by any age group. This is more fun than you think. If you try this, you definitely have to do your own in addition to the kids painting. 

Super easy doodle cross craft for kids– You would be hard pressed to find an easier cross craft for kids! The borders added at the end brings these together in a super cute way. 

Fun printable “Happy Crosses” for kids– these just get colored, cut, and rolled in a tube to stand up. So fun and really cute for kids!

I always love handprint crafts, especially for preschoolers! My ebook, Holyweek In Handprints, has directions for making your own resurrection scene with a handprint, including a cross! 
This printable stand up crucifix craft has an option for placing Jesus on yourself.
I love this stained glass cross craft from Kinder Craze! So colorful, especially when they’re hanging in the window.

Cross Crafts For Older Kids

Beaded cross craft– younger kids can do these with some help. These are so cute and perfect for vacation bible school, sunday school, or beading at the end of rosaries. A classic Christian craft!

Oil pastel resist cross project -is super cute and it’s very easy to be successful at this! It can be enjoyed by almost all ages, into adulthood. 

Egg carton flower craft– Lydia made this dogwood flower cross years ago and it is STILL on my wall! Super cute final result!

Tie dyed paper towel crosses– one of my favorite crafts of all time! Memorizing to make, fun to unfold, and beautiful when hung in the window! This will keep kids busy for hours. 
Wooden Cross Craft– Better for older kids and teens, there are a LOT of different ways to dress up a wooden crafting cross. 

I also have a video on YouTube for how to draw a Lenten cross for kids

Here is a simple and fun Jerusalem cross craft for kids. There are great directions here for assembling this from popsicle sticks! 

Did you know you can make your own cross molds from oven baked clay? I can show you how to do this yourself to reproduce your favorite crosses and crucifixes! 
This set of printable Way Of The Cross for kids can be colored yourself, and the crosses stand up on their own! These crosses line up in order to tell the whole passion story, from the arrest of Jesus to the rising on Easter morning! 
I have a post where I show you how to create a cross from a pool noodle! These would be so great to make with kids and could be decorated so many ways- the possibilities are endless!

This is so fun and easy to do and a great way to craft a cross with kids! Find full directions and the paint recipe here.

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This Jesus is King cross craft is fun for kids and is a new twist to a typical cross craft.

This easy palm cross is usually made on Palm Sunday, but you can actually make these anytime of year, even with long skinny strips of poster board!

What should you do with all of your crosses that you craft? Start a cross wall! 🙂

I also have a whole round up of edible crosses! So be sure to check out all of these cross food and snack ideas for kids.


And if you’re looking to celebrate the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, I have tons of resources on that as well!



  1. These are sooo cute. You always find the neatest stuff Lacy. I especially like the stained glass cross. So creative!

  2. Amazing_Grace says

    Great cross crafts!! 🙂

    Try this if your daughter is having problems with the cross necklace.

    Colors of Christ Cross- Neat tip down at the bottom. 🙂

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  4. happymomonline says

    We made one of these crafts today. Take a peek at the finished crosses –
    Thanks for all your work. The coloring sheets for Our Lady of Sorrow's tomorrow are printed out and ready to go!
    God Bless!
    Heather 🙂

  5. Jen @ Enter Under My Roof says

    Beautiful ideas! We were inspired to try a craft with a group of moms and toddlers…we taped off the cross image and let the kids go to town painting the canvas. We love not only the way they turned out (see yourself in the link) but in the sense of community and fellowship we created in doing this project all together.