Jerusalem Cross Craft

Catholic ABC’s Week: 5
Number of the week: 5
Theme: Jerusalem Cross
Memory Verse- Isaiah 66:13
“As a mother comforts her son, so will I comfort you; in Jerusalem you shall find your comfort.” (NAB)
Craft: Popsicle Stick Jerusalem Cross

Jerusalam cross made out of popsicle sticks with outside numbered 1 to 4 with the red cross in the center numbered 5
This week we are learning about the number 5, so we made this Jerusalem Cross Craft from popsicle sticks. My daughter (age 4) really enjoyed this!
Here is a picture of a Jerusalem Cross.
Gold Jerusalem cross medallion
Materials Needed for Jerusalem Cross Craft
  • Popsicle sticks (either a color assortment or you can color them yourselves with markers before you begin)
  • Black marker
  • Scissors (for the adult)
  • School Glue

You will need 4 popsicle sticks of one color and 4 plain popsicle sticks. Take 2 of your colored popsicle sticks and cut off the rounded ends with scissors. Then cut them in half. Put some marker dots on them to help your preschooler know where to put her drops of glue.

2 full popsicle sticks with 4 segments of popsicle sticks
Help your preschooler to glue them into a cross, and then attach a little piece to each end.
Popsicle Stick Cross With Flat Ends
Popsicle Stick Cross

Also, mark your plain popsicle sticks with some marker dots for easy gluing help.

4 Popsicle Sticks
Help your preschooler to glue the popsicle sticks together like this, then mark some new places for glue.
4 popsicle sticks in a square lattice shape
Glue on your original piece to complete your Jerusalem Cross.
Cross and lattice square glued together
Number the crosses 1-5, saving the “5” for the middle cross. Tie on a piece of yarn so you can hang your Jerusalem cross from whatever you want to. 🙂
Jeruselam cross craft on a door knowb with numbers 1 through 5


Here’s my daughter’s cross.
(She didn’t want numbers on it).
Purple Jerusalem Cross Craft
Purple, red, and yellow, Jerusalem cross crafts

You can find all of my cross crafts for kids here. Tons of ideas for all ages!

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  1. Amazing_Grace says

    Oh, this is cool!!!! 🙂

  2. Awesome! I love the Jerusalem cross..We had one carved into our cement floors! We will definitely be making this craft at some point…very neat and seems do-able for people like me that need "easy" stamped on the craft;-) lol