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Easy to make Hosanna Branch Wavers. {A Palm Sunday Craft}

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I always feel we tend to commercialize so many special holidays. And most often than not, the essence of why the day is celebrated is lost.

So with our focus to keep Christ in Easter, I wanted to do a Palm Sunday craft with the kids. Our Hosanna Branch Wavers are a great (and super easy) craft to do with the younger kids…

and one that your older elementary school-aged kids will also enjoy.

 

Supplies to make 2 Hosanna Branch Wavers:

    • Green construction paper- 4 sheets
    • 4-8 ice-cream/pop sticks
    • Cellotape
    • A pencil
    • Scissors
    • A glue-stick

Time needed to complete the craft:

Under 10 minutes!

Instructions:

1. Outline your child’s hand on the green construction paper. (Make a minimum of 6 outlines. 8-10 will make your child’s waver really wave!)

2. If your child is old enough to use a pair or scissors, allow him/her to cut around the hand print outlines. Else leave this part to the adult supervising the craft.

3. Now stick the hand print outlines two on each row and build on upwards.

4. Finally tape two ice-cream sticks to the bottom of the “branch” securely with the cello-tape. (I stuck two ice-cream sticks on top of each other and made the kids’ handles thicker.)

And there you have it…two Hosanna Branch Wavers!

Now get the kids to settle down with their Hosanna Branch Wavers and read out of Matthew 21:1-9. 

After they listen to the story of the Triumphal Entry, put on some upbeat Christian music and allow them to dance with their Wavers as if they were in the crowds that day in Jerusalem.

Oh and make yourself a Hosanna Branch Waver too.

You will be amazed at how much more fun the evening will get …

and yes, the kids will never forget the story after this!  

For more resources to teach kids the Easter story and celebrate Christ’s Resurrection, visit these links:

How to use jelly beans to teach kids the Easter story.

How to make paper Palm Crosses

Teaching kids the Easter story with Resurrection Eggs.

Easy DIY Faith bracelets with melted Perler beads.

An Easy Cross Craft.

DIY Easter Decor: How to make a beautiful Button Cross

 

Easy Hosanna Branch Wavers Palm Sunday Craft for Little Hands

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14 Comments

  1. Love it! I will tell it to my mum, she will love doing it with the little ones when we visit her for the Easter time!

  2. I love this idea! I’ll have to do this with my children. And think, if they were saved from year to year you’d have a collection of hand prints to see how much they have grown each year.

    Thank you for joining the meme and sharing this wonderful craft idea.

    Blessings,
    Trish

  3. I love this idea! I think using every opportunity we can to teach our children about Christ is super important!

  4. What a super cute idea for making palms. I never would have thought of this. Too cute!

  5. I love this idea for making palms! It would be perfect with a Sunday school lesson.

  6. I absolutely love this craft, and the fact that you are trying to keep with the real meaning of Easter.

  7. My Sunday school material has this craft for our Palm Sunday lesson! I knew I’d seen it before here on Pinterest! I pinned your post.

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