Easter Cross Tutorial

This Easter Cross tutorial is perfect for the upcoming Easter holiday. While it’s just one craft, it has several meanings and it is by far one of my favorite crafts to do with the family of the year! 
 
Easter Cross Tutorial
 

Easter Cross Tutorial

Easter is a holiday where many families celebrate this day with varying traditions. For example, our family celebrates with breakfast together, then a short devotion followed by church. We celebrate with great food, maybe an Easter egg hunt or two, and then some sort of activity or craft together as a family. Nothing overly complicated, but always a ton of fun and always centered around the reason for the celebration – Jesus.

Spring is my favorite season of the year and I can’t tell you how ecstatic I am that Easter falls during this season. The weather is near perfect, flowers are blooming, leaves are regaining their splendid array of colors and the aroma of freshly cut grass fills the air. You know what I mean, right? When you can just smell the flowers blooming in the air? It’s one of those feelings of pure joy and happiness.

Most years, the weather is incredibly nice to celebrate the meaning of Easter outdoors. However, there are a few exceptions when the weather isn’t ideal and rain or cooler temperatures (or both!) keep us indoors. The good news is that this craft is perfect for rainy weather or clear skies! We’ve made this craft both indoors and outdoors and enjoy doing it together as a family regardless of our surroundings. 

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It can also be a pretty cool idea to pack an Easter picnic lunch and bring all the supplies along for this craft. If you can find a picnic shelter with some electricity for the hot glue gun, that’s even better! 

Can you use popsicle sticks for this Easter Cross Tutorial?

Yes, as long as they are thin and long enough, you should be able to use popsicle sticks. (Plus, your kids will enjoy assisting by ensuring the popsicle sticks are nice and clean!)

Easter Cross Tutorial

Does it matter what color of yarn you use with this Easter craft?

No. Have fun and allow your children to use their creativity. Involve your child by letting them pick out the colors. If you’ve got some leftover yarn at home, you can always save a few bucks and just use what you have! 

Does this craft project need parental supervision?

Yes! I highly recommend that an adult is present and helping with this Easter craft. Not only are scissors being used, but there is a need for a hot glue gun application as well. Hot glue is very hot and can burn little hands. Not only is the glue hot, but so is the actual glue gun. While you can let your child do it themselves, you also need to make certain that you are there with them to help if any issues or questions should arise. 

Would this be a good craft for school-aged children?

Honestly, this craft is great for kindergarten and above. And with parental help, even preschool ages can do certain parts of this craft. If you happen to lead a Sunday school class, this is also one that is great for groups of children, too. Not only do they get to work with a lot of different mediums and textures, but they are getting to work on fine motor skills. Plus, once everything dries, they have a beautiful Easter craft to celebrate the day! 

Easter Cross Tutorial

Ready to get started and learn how to make this adorable Easter cross? Here is the step-by-step tutorial to make it happen!

Supplies needed for Easter cross craft:

Easter Cross Tutorial

– thin wood craft sticks
– yarn, string, or twine
– scissors
– hot glue gun with glue sticks
– An assorted filler such as rocks, sand 
– faux moss-covered stones
– small terra-cotta flower-pot
– white paint
– paintbrush

 

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Directions to make Easter cross

Lightly brush the clay pot with white paint, to give it a weathered look.

Easter Cross Tutorial

Take your craft sticks, and create the cross. Cut one stick in half, and use twine to tie it to the longer piece so that it creates the form of a cross. Secure in place with a dab of hot glue.

Easter Cross Tutorial

Fill your pot with stones and filler.

Easter Cross Tutorial

Press the cross into the pot until it is secured.

Easter Cross Tutorial

How adorable is that? It’s great for home decor or something that your little one can give as a gift. With Mother’s Day coming up soon, it’s even one that can be put back and gifted at a later point in time.

Easter Cross Tutorial

With the Easter holiday approaching quickly, this Easter craft is a great craft to involve the entire family. It’s simple, it’s doable and it’s one that all ages can enjoy crafting. Once everyone is done making their adorable Easter crosses, you can display them proudly in your home for all to see! 

Have fun with this simple, DIY Easter craft. You may find that you like it so much that it becomes part of your family’s Easter traditions like it has ours!

Yield: 4 Servings

Air Fryer Black Bean & Corn Quesadilla

Air Fryer Black Bean & Corn Quesadilla

Instructions

  1. In a large nonstick or cast iron skillet, heat up a tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and sauté till for 2 minutes, or until the onions have softened.
  3. Add the cumin and the chili powder and mix it in.
  4. Now add the black beans and the corn, along with salt and pepper. Toss it in. Let the back beans and the corn warm up for a couple of minutes. Check and adjust the seasoning. 
  5. Add a handful of chopped cilantro and mix it well. Let the filling cool down for about 5 minutes.
  6. Take a tortilla and sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of the shredded cheese on one half of the tortilla. 
  7. Top cheese with ¼ cup of the black bean-corn filling.
  8. Sprinkle another 2 tablespoons of cheese on top of the black bean-corn filling
  9. Fold the tortilla to form a half-moon shape. Secure with toothpicks. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  10. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with oil spray. Place a couple of the prepared tortilla in it and give them a light coat of cooking spray.
  11. Air fry at 400F for 4 minutes. Flip spray again lightly and air fry for another 4 minutes at 400F.
  12. Remove the toothpicks and cut each quesadilla into half and serve with sour cream, avocado, jalapeno slices and/or salsa.

Notes

  • It is very important to secure each quesadilla with a toothpick before air frying. Or else, the air fryer fan will blow the top open.


Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 450Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 524mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 8gSugar: 4gProtein: 17g

 

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