The Cost of the Cross: Bible Crafts for Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12

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We often teach children how Jesus came to Earth to live and die for us. However, we don’t always elaborate the essential reasons behind why He did so. The sacrifices Christ made for us included relinquishing a Heavenly throne in order to embrace humanity and take the punishment for our wrongdoing. These crafts aim to recount those essential truths. A “Journey of Jesus Wheel” traces His life, death, and resurrection. A “Cost of the Cross Collage” uses the cross to recall His tremendous love and gift to us.

Bible Verses or Craft Captions to Consider…  (Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 )

But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. -Hebrews 2:9

Jesus paid the price! He takes my sins and makes me shiny and new!

Journey of Jesus…
              He came down from Heaven
              …He showed the way!
              He died on the cross
              …My sins to Pay
              He returned to heaven
              …and will come for us one day!

More Teaching Ideas:

Craft one: “Journey of Jesus” Wheel    

You will need:

  • Paper plates
  • Popsicle sticks/cross shape
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Brad fasteners
  • Markers and/or crayons
  • Construction paper or cardstock

Procedure:

  1. On one paper plate, describe the various stages of Christ’s journey to Earth, coming down from Heaven to live and die for us, and returning to Heaven. Add pictures and decorations.
  2. On the second plate, cut a quarter “wedge” out of the top. Decorate this plate with a title announcing the journey of Jesus.
  3. Add a cross shape or popsicle sticks in the shape of a cross.
  4. Carefully place a brad fastener through the center of both plates.
  5. Attach a hanger if desired.  Spin the “wheel” to recall how Jesus traded our sins for new life!

Craft Two: “Cost of the Cross” Collage    

You will need:

  • Coins (optional)
  • Markers/crayons
  • Cardstock/paper
  • Glue or tape
  • Cross (or paper cut into cross shape)
  • Additional decorations (glitter, sequins, etc.)
  • Captions/verses

Procedure:
1. If desired, glue coins onto the cross shape to remember the “price paid” for salvation. 
2. Attach the cross to paper or card stock.
3. Add sequins and a funny face with plenty of “shiny sparkly” elements.
4. Add verses or captions to recall how Jesus makes us new and “shiny”! Hang up, if desired.

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