These watercolor crosses are a great Resurrection craft for your toddler or preschooler! They are made using just a few crafty items that you most likely have at home.

With small children, I look for simple crafts that portray the true meaning of holidays, like Resurrection Sunday!

This is SO simple and fun with toddlers and preschoolers! And I bet even kids a little older would do it too ;) Even if you don’t have time for anything else, do this craft!

You can use the finished product to write a nice message on the back and give to family members at Easter!


Watercolor Resurrection Cross Craft for Your Toddler or Preschooler

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!

Tell the Story of Jesus Death and Resurrection to Your Kids

Take a few moments to talk through the biblical account of Christ’s death and resurrection with your kids while they’re painting.

The Jesus Storybook Bible provides a way for you to do this very simply with young children, or you can just read straight from the Biblical text.

The passages for Jesus’ death and resurrection to read with young children are found in:

  • Luke 22:66-71 (Jesus accused before Pilate and Herod)
  • Luke 23:44-49 (Crucifixion)
  • Luke 23:50-56 (Jesus’ body is laid to rest)
  • Luke 24:1-8 (Jesus Resurrection and the women at the tomb)

Obviously, there are longer passages you could read in these chapters of Luke, but for young children it might be easiest for them to listen to just some of the key parts of this historical event.

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 27 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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6 Comments on Watercolor Crosses – A Simple Easter Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers

  1. 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. :-)

  2. 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 :)

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