Palms to Wave in Welcome

Palms to Wave in Welcome craft

Commemorate your family’s traditions during the weeks before Easter by creating palms to display in your home.

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    With your children, discuss the meaning of Palm Sunday and the events that occur during Holy Week leading up to Easter Sunday. Make a spray of palms to celebrate the day.

  • 2.

    Fold large white paper in half lengthwise. For each leaf, draw a half circle along the fold line with Crayola Twistables® Crayons. Cut out leaves.

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    To give your palm leaves interesting patterns, unfold and place them on a textured surface (such as sandpaper, plastic mesh, or corrugated cardboard) and color. Color one side green and the reverse side yellow, or try using two or more colors together.

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    To make symmetrical fronds, fold the paper again. Make long V-shaped cuts beginning at the outer edge. Cut across toward the folded edge (do not cut through the fold). Continue to make cuts along the entire length of the palm. Unfold the palm to reveal yo

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    Add the word "Hosanna’’ to your palm if you wish. The word means "Save us, we ask!"

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    Make a branch by gluing a chenille stick on the back of the palm along the fold line. Air-dry before you wave your palms.