Easter Magazine Rolled Crosses #KidsCraft

My eight year old son made a special Easter gift for my husband and I in his weekly Bible class.  His class has been working on these projects for many weeks. It is one of my favorite pieces he has made and it’s not just because his precious little hands made it but because of his heart felt love that went into it, most of all what it stands for – the real meaning of Easter.


Easter kids cross craft


Canvas board

Magazines or newspapers



Un-sharpened pencil


First paint the background setting and allow it to dry. My son chose to do a blue sky Have the kids choose what magazine pages they want to use. Trim off any frayed edges of the pages and then use the pencil and wrap the magazine paper on the pencil and roll it so that it is a tube and secure with glue. Allow the magazine tubes to dry and then glue onto the canvas. In my son’s case he did the three crosses and clouds using the magazine tubes. 


This is a piece that will hang on our wall all year long. I love his creativity! What cross crafts have your kids made lately? Do you display them all year long? 


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  1. What a great craft idea. I think our kids would really like this and I love how it works with fine motor skills practice.

  2. What a great way to recycle and make an Easter craft 🙂 x

  3. Now this is a cool kids craft.
    I love that your son has all three of the crosses, such a visual reminder that we have a choice to follow him and if we follow him it will make such a huge change in our lives!

  4. This craft is adorable! I really want to make a Cross themed craft with the kids, I like that you did the 3.

  5. This is a great craft incorporating a larger meaning. Moms can save this or their babies when they are older as a keepsake

  6. This is such a great idea! I might make these with my boys this week!

  7. Those are really cute! It looks like a great and easy craft to make.

  8. Love this idea! What a great way to recycle! I’m going to have kids over the weekend! Will be using your idea! Thank you for sharing it!

  9. I remember the days when my boys used to craft. This is a very creative idea.

  10. Very cute and creative! We always reuse and recycle our magazines and papers. It’s so fun, especially crafts kids can help with too!

  11. That is a really cute way to upcycle some old magazines. I am always looking for creative, green craft ideas!

  12. He did a really great job! You’d never know that was by an 8yr old – I couldn’t do that well!

  13. laura londergan says:

    ahhhhh I love this. I am sure you both will treasure this gift forever and that is such a great craft they had the kids do. Glad to see the REAL reason for the season recognized here 😉

  14. That’s such a cool craft. You’re right, the most precious gifts from our kids are the ones they make themselves. Love this.

  15. I like to repurpose old magazines when I can. That turned out great and is a great option for doing that.

  16. Simple yet wonderful craft ideas which kids would love to do & have fun. I like to reuse and recycle our magazines and newspapers & this is a great idea to get some activity for my kids.

  17. What a neat idea and cool craft idea. This is perfect for Easter and the kids will love it!

  18. This is such a great idea! I will have to try to share with my friends who would enjoy making this magazine rolled crosses craft! I think it looks really awesome!

  19. This is a really great craft for this weekend. My kids would love it. We made crosses out of Palm leaves last Sunday.

  20. Michelle Richardson says:

    What a lovely craft! Bookmarking this, thanks for sharing!

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