With small children, I look for simple crafts that portray the true meaning of holidays, like Easter! These watercolor crosses are made using just a few crafty items that you most likely have at home.


Watercolor Resurrection Cross

What You Need:

Watercolor paints
Cup of water
Paintbrush (preferably the bigger type)
Masking Tape or Painter’s Tape (I feel that painter’s tape works the best)
White Cardstock

What To Do:

  • Rip or cut masking tape and place on each piece of cardstock in the shape of a cross.
  • Paint your cardstock with watercolors. Try not to use too much water. One of our papers got super wet and wrinkled so we had to start from scratch. You can paint directly over the masking tape.
  • Let paper dry and gently peel off masking tape to reveal a cross!

Will, Leah and I all made one and will be writing on the back and giving them to grandparents for Easter!

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3, ESV

Share this idea on social media with someone who needs a simple craft too!

Find more Christ-centered Easter activities for kids and families by clicking here!


{Credit: I originally saw a similar craft on Pinterest from Happy Home Fairy.}

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Hi, I'm Jenn! I'm an "unstuffy" pastor's wife and mom to four amazing and active children. My desire is to equip you with the resources, tools and encouragement you need to learn God’s Word and apply it to your life so you can teach the Word to your children in a way that has a lasting impact! I want to help you turn good ideas into good practices so that you feel confident, by the grace of God, in carrying out the many vocations you have been called to as a Christian woman. Read more on my about page!

7 Comments on Watercolor Crosses – A Simple Easter Craft

  1. Fabulous idea! Can’t wait to use it in my Sunday School class at church that I am teaching this month! Thanks for sharing…look forward to more…your newest follower :)

  2. I am so glad you had fun making the watercolor crosses! This year we are going to try to do the same idea but on canvas and then letting the kids fingerpaint over the tape cross! Thank you for linking to the Fairy! Happy Easter. :-)

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