Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September 14: Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross: Simple Paint Project



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This morning during our Couch Catechism time before we started our homeschool day, we read about today's feast day, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the finding of the Cross on which Jesus died.  We read from my favorite daily Saint book for children (and adults), Saints for Young Readers for Every Day, Vol. 2 (July-December).  During the months of January through June, we read from Saints for Younger Readers for Every Day, Vol. 1.

Today I read the post, 10 Quotes to Help You Meditate on the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, with my children.  There are beautiful quotes from Sacred Scripture and holy Saints.

I wanted to do a quick activity to celebrate this feast day and I was happy to see Jen's post Exaltation of the Holy Cross that had a brief explanation about this feast day and directions for a simple, yet beautiful paint project!  So I thought I would give it a try with my crew!  My 3 year old spent the most time on her project and she was very focused and happy about her creation.


I used the following supplies:
* White cardstock paper
* Washable paints (I used Crayola Washable Paints)
* Foam brushes
* Blue painter's tape

Here are some photos of the project which are in order of the steps...


1) After you gather your supplies, make a cross with the blue tape on the white cardstock paper.
2) Then use foam brushes to paint over the tape and white space. 

3) Let paint dry, then peel off the cross carefully.  (Some of the tape tore small sections of the paper, but they still turned out nicely, I think)

4) Happy (and one serious) artists with their crosses...

"We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you, because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world."



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