Don’t throw away those pretty foil candy wrappers! Use them to make these colorful crosses with the kids on Easter afternoon:Supplies
- White school glue (and a plastic lid or disposable container for your glue)
- Foil candy wrappers – a mix of colors is the most fun
- Wooden Popsicle sticks
- Fat paint brushes or just use your fingers (we did and it worked better than the brushes)
- Large plastic bag or packaging to work on (plastic is nice because it won’t stick to your project)
- Wet paper towels or baby wipes.
- Optional: magnets to put on back.
- Eat candy.
- Save your wrappers, smoothing them flat (this is a little tough for preschoolers).
- Tear wrappers into little strips or whatever shapes you like.
- Stick your brush or fingers into the glue, then, one at a time, smear over strips and press onto 2 wooden sticks . It doesn’t matter if you get glue on both sides of the wrappers. It’s messy, but the glue dries clear.
- Once the sticks are decorated, glue them together to form a cross.
I made these with my five-year old grandson. He loved it, but it was difficult for him to press the wrappers all the way. I helped him a bit, and then quickly decided his looked great even if not perfectly pressed down. Your fingers will be full of glue! But clean-up is easy.
Have a blessed Easter!