A Craft For Each Day Of Holy Week

Have you downloaded Holy Week In Handprints yet? Don’t forget to make your first pages tomorrow! 🙂

holy week in handprints book for kids

I’ve told all of my kids that they can each make their own book, and they’re really excited! Here is the schedule we are following for making our pages.

  • Saturday before Palm Sunday– cover
  • Palm Sunday– pages 1 and 2
  • Holy Monday- page 3
  • Holy Tuesday– page 4
  • Spy Wednesday– page 5
  • Holy Thursday– pages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Good Friday– pages 11, 12, 13 14, 15
  • Holy Saturday and/or Easter Sunday– pages 16, 17, 18
  • Bind the book when the pages are finished drying, and read the story together! 🙂

At first I was thinking there’s really a lot of pages for Holy Thursday and Good Friday, but then I realized that these are really important days, and I do want them to be a big deal and to cover everything that happened.

holy thursday handprint crafts

For anyone who’s going to be picking up last minute supplies, here’s a list of everything you need:

illustrating holy week in handprints

Shopping List:

  • White paper
  • A few pieces of pastel colored paper
  • Some Paint Brushes
  • Paint (I suggest washable children’s paint or tempera paint.) You need the following colors:
    • Green
    • White
    • Red
    • Flesh Colored
    • Brown
    • Yellow
    • Purple
    • Blue
    • Black
    • Grey (which you can mix your own by adding a little black to some white paint)

crayola kid paint

If you get this starter pack of “classic colors” Crayola paint, you’re only missing black and flesh colored. (Things are always better to buy in a pack, especially if you’re going to use one of those 40% off 1 item coupons.) If you’re in a pinch, you can mix flesh colored by lightening the brown with a white and adding just a dab of red to peach it up a little. However, you can’t mix black, but you can also purchase many additional colors separately at Michael’s.

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If you don’t get black paint, you can add the black details to your pictures with a sharpie, but you’d have to let the paint totally dry first.

little child as handprint artist

We are looking forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty this week! Can’t wait! 🙂

painting holy week in handprint illustrations

You can find the Holy Week In Handprints Download here.

holy week in handprints printable book

You can find all of my Lenten resources for kids here.


  1. Thank you so much for creating this!! My kids and I completed the book this week! They had a great time and it’s such a wonderful keepsake! Looking forward to making this with them each year!! Thank you!!