Religious Easter Crafts for Sunday School or at Home

We love Easter Crafts for Kids! And have many many Easter resources for all interests already. One type of resources, that I have had many requests for are Religious Easter Crafts! The collection of ideas have today is ideal for both Sunday School Crafting or for at home. A great collection of projects for Christians exploring the Easter Story with kids. Enjoy!

I have tried to group the crafts into topics that may be of use to you.. some may therefore appear twice.. e.g. a handprint Easter Craft, may also be a Cross Craft etc.

Sunday School Easter Crafts

We all know that for many Easter has become all about the easter bunny, Easter baskets full of chocolate bunnies and egg hunts. But if you are looking for meaningful activities to help kids of all ages connect with their Christian Faith. Making bible verses accessible as well as helping children countdown to this very important time of year, here is a great set of religious Easter crafts to explore – either at home, school or Sunday School – whatever the age range! From resurrection Easter craft ideas to DIY crosses to Religious Easter Notebooking Printables, take a look at these crafts.

Mount Calvary Crafts for Kids

Religious Easter Crafts

This paper plate Mount Calvary Sunset craft was created by a user on Pinterest. Unfortunately there are no instructions.. However , I think you simply take a paper plate, paint a basic sun set (yellow, orange, red and purple). Then cut out a set of 3 crosses (fold the paper in half to get symmetry) and stick that on. Super simple, yet effective.

We love paper crafts and this is a beautiful sunset on Mount Calvary Craft by Twitchetts. The kids will love cutting paper strips and arranging them into a sunset. Nice and simple and effective.

We are bit on recycling in our houses. And these Crosses on Calvary by Jennwa show how you can make an educational craft for kids using recycled materials – all you need is lolly sticks and egg cartons.

Cross Crafts for Kids, Preschoolers and Toddlers

Cross Crafts for Kids are an “obvious” Christian Easter Crafts for kids and there are lots of great ways you can get crafty with the kids to make these. Here a variety of Cross crafts for kids of all ages, including a simple craft and more details crafts depenting on the age group you are working with in the run up to Easter Sunday.

Gorgeous Cross Sun Catcher by Mommyapolis or check out another stained glass cross from Mom on Time Out

Torn Paper Mosaic Crosses by Meaningful Mama. Torn paper art projects are great for fine motor skills, using up “odds and ends” and like in this case, exploring colours tones and contrasting colours.

Another lovely Stained Glass Cross version from Mom on Timeout!

A wonderful fine motor skills activity for Toddlers, is this Tissue Paper Cross by In Light of the Truth

Light Ray Cross Art Project for Kids to make this Easter. Full instructions on Housing a Forest.

String Art Cross with free pattern from 517 Creations! This is a project older kids will love to have a go at.

A Traditional Palm Branch Cross – a sweet and simple idea from Good, True & Beautiful.

Paper Plate Easter Egg Cross and LOTS more great Sunday School Cross Crafts over on Amy’s Free Ideas.

Super simple but effective Pony Bead Crosses – these would make great little necklaces for kids to make. More info on Catholic Icing.

We love working with Salt Dough – such a frugal material and such gorgeous result. Visit That Artist Woman for this fabulous Salt Dough Beaded Cross craft! This craft is suitable from Grade 1 through to reader

Handprint Cross for Easter

A handprint cross is simple and effective. See more from Mrs Karen’s Class

Coin Covered Cross using card stock or clay crosses to make this craft

Finally one extra:

coin convered cross

A visual reminder that through the cross, the price is paid from our sins. A clever craft by Mom On Timeout. Though I would use recycled cardboard as the base for this cross to make it more accesible to a wider community or bigger group of children working on this project.

The Story of Jesus told via Resurrection Eggs

Resurrections Eggs is a way to make an Easter Egg hunt really fun, whilst also keeping faithful to the true meaning of Easter. The children are tasks with finding all the plastic eggs during a “normal” Easter egg hunt and once open will find a series of story prompts to put together and tell the Easter Story.

resurrection eggs

Spanglish School House

resurrection eggs

Teach beside me uses Bible Verses and small items to retell the Resurrection of Christ.

easter eggs christ

As has Toys in The Dryer

Or try That Catholic Kids’ coloring pages – they would look lovely as a the complete Easter Story on on Baker’s Twine as a garland? Younger children can use pens and crayons, older children may want to give watercolors a go? Or hang these from an Easter Tree?

What is the jelly bean prayer?

I believe the Jelly Bean Prayer was frist written by Charlene Dickensen. It is a cute way to help talk to younger children about the true meaning of Easter. And whilst all the “other” kids are chomping away on chocolate bunnies, why not use this jelly bean prayer as an opportunity for a treat, but also a serious conversation. You can get a number of great printables online.

Red is for the blood He gave.
Green is for the grass He made.
Yellow is for the sun so bright.
Orange is for the edge of night.
Black is for the sins we made.
White is for the grace He gave.
Purple is for His hour of sorrow.
Pink is for a new tomorrow.
An egg full of jelly beans, colorful and sweet
Is a prayer, a promise, A loved one’s treat!

Isn’t that lovely?

jelly bean prayer

How to use the Jelly Bean Prayer with kids – by Proverbs 31 Mentor.

small printable jelly bean prayer

Or try That’s What Che Said‘s small Jelly Bean Prayer printable – a great way to give this poem to someone during the Easter period.

jelly bean prayer idea

Or grab this one from Down Redbud Drive. A nice way to give some goodies too!

Printable Religious Easter Crafts

Sometimes making use of free printables is really helpful! There are some really wonderful printable religious Easter Crafts to make and the resources are free too. These would be great to include in a Sunday School Lesson.

printable Easter STory wreath

We Little Miracles has a wonderful and (free) printable Easter Story Wreath resource for you to use at home or Sunday School. It includes Pentecost and scripture versus to tell the Easter story in more detail.

One of the best religious Easter crafts with printables, I think is this free printable resurrection set. Turn toilet paper rolls (our favourite) into this amazing resurrection set with this FREE resource from Catholic Icing. Fabulous. These Easter Story prompts include everything, including the empty tomb to print and color.

Similarly Catholic Icing, has this fabulous “Last Supper” Egg Carton Craft. YOu get to explore the great artists too!

Clothes pin donkey (and printable) from Free Fun Easter

Handprint Easter Prayer by Free Kids Crafts

easter bingo

Christian Preschool Printables has a sweet Resurrection Easter Bingo for you to print for free.

Resurrection Garden Ideas for Kids and Empty Tomb Activities

A Resurrection Garden or Easter Garden for kids to make and watch grow by Farm Wife Crafts. This is a particularly lovely activity for younger kids, who can learn to look after their garden and watch the grass grow.

salt dough domb incl. bible verse

Here is a lovely Salt Dough Tomb activity and I love the addition of Matt 28:6 He is not here; He has risen, just as he said. Beautiful! Visit Faithful Provisions.

Simple resurrection craft with printable from True Aim Education!

Just so you don’y miss these and repeated from the section above… Turn toilet paper rolls (our favourite craft item) into this amazing resurrection Story of Easter set (incl. empty tomb and Romans) with this FREE resource from Catholic Icing. Fabulous. I think the process of making these is lots of fun and a great way for children to connect to their Christian faith.

Other Religious Easter Crafts

I love this little Jesus Finger Puppet and simply had to include it…

Jesus Finger Puppet – you could make this from paper too! By Wild Olive.

Handprint Religious Easter Craft Ideas

Religious Handprint Easter Crafts

Finally, we do love handprint crafts, they are a great way to engage little ones and there are many things you can make as part of your Religious Easter Craft & Celebration Ideas.

Handprint Cross for Easter

A handprint cross is simple and effective. See more from Mrs Karen’s Class

Palm Praises Easter Craft from Kiddie Crafts 365. Trace your hands, glue them all together to make this lovely Palm.

Handprint Easter Prayer by Free Kids Crafts

Holy Week in Handprints by the amazing Catholic Icing!

As well as this fun Footprint Donkey and Handprint Grass – again by Catholic Icing.

Handprint Flower Craft – Jesus Loves me by Pinterest inspiration.

He Has Risen Crafts

And finally and uplifing Easter Craft for kids to make.

Parent Teacher Play shares this simple Sunrise craft using coffee filters. A fabulous activity for watercolors too!

Faith-Based Easter Treat

empty tomb treat for kids

Finally, because thesea re so fun and easy to make and a great way to start a conversation with children, how about some fantastic donut empt tomb treats? By Catholic Icing!

resurrection rolls

Similary, children can explore the Easter story whilst baking these Empty Tomb rolls or also known as Resurrection Rolls. There are lots recipes to bake this online, but this on is my friend JDaniel4sMom. Or check out Equipping Godly Women, who has a fabulous PDF recipe version, which includes bibble verses and the story of Jesus.

I hope you have found this collection of Religious Easter Crafts useful and that you find a number of these are great addition to any bible lessons and telling the story of Jesus. A great reminder that Easter is about Jesus, the sacrifices he made and not “just” the chocolate bunnies in our Easter Baskets. Maybe you find some insipiration here today for some new own family traditions to do every year with your children.

If you are looking for more things to make that are focussed on “Easter Eggs and Bunnies” and Easter ideas etc.. do check out our Easter Crafts for Kids too:

Kids Easter Crafts