An Easy Palm Sunday Craft for Kids: Hosanna Branch Wavers.
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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 on keeping Christ in Easter, I wanted to do an easy Palm Sunday craft for 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.
How to make this Easy Palm Sunday Craft for Kids
Supplies to make 2 Hosanna Branch Wavers:
- Green construction paper- 4 sheets
- 4-8 jumbo craft sticks
- Clear tape
- A pencil
- A glue-stick
I recommend having several craft supplies on hand for quick craft projects like these.
Here are a few ways to save on craft supplies when you plan to stock up.
Time needed to complete the craft:
Under 10 minutes!
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 handprint outlines.
Else leave this part to the adult supervising the craft.
3. Now stick the handprint outlines two on each row and build on upwards.
4. Finally tape two craft sticks to the bottom of the “branch” securely with the tape.
(I stuck two 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.
Your kids will never forget the story of Christ’s Triumphal Entry after this!
Looking for a Palm Sunday craft for older kids?
Try these Paper Palm Crosses!
For more resources to teach kids the Easter story and celebrate Christ’s Resurrection, visit these links:
An easy way to make a palm cross out of paper
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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!
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.
Great idea, and nothing wrong with Oriental Trading 😉
Those look fun! I bought plastic palms from the Dollar Tree. 😉
I love this idea! I think using every opportunity we can to teach our children about Christ is super important!
What a super cute idea for making palms. I never would have thought of this. Too cute!
I love this idea for making palms! It would be perfect with a Sunday school lesson.
Love the craft – it’s adorable
I absolutely love this craft, and the fact that you are trying to keep with the real meaning of Easter.
Very cute!!! What a great Easter craft idea! Pinning!
Any craft that involves handprints and great in my book! What a fun idea!
I really like this project – so easy-looking!
I love the simplicity of this craft and the fact it makes a great keepsake.
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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