Easter Prayer Card

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This is an easy activity that is fun to make at home or at Sunday School with children of all ages! It can be used for family prayer time or to send a prayer to friends and family.

Easter children craft prayer hands

Time: 30 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's, Over 10's, Any Age
Level: Easy

Plain card - at least twice the size of your hand!
Marker pen or felt tips
Stickers and other pieces for decoration

Easter prayer card kid children craft materials

Fold your card in half. If it is stiff, then you may find scoring it lightly will help.

Place your hand on the card so that edge below your little finger is on the fold.

Easter prayer card kid children craft materials
Make sure your hand is on the fold!

Draw round your hand with the pencil, keeping your fingers together.

Easter prayer card kid children craft materials
Hand outline

Cut round the outline through BOTH layers of card at once. Small children may need help with this step!

Easter prayer card kid children craft materials
Hand cut out

Fill in details of fingers and thumbs with a marker pen or a black felt tip.

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Fingers drawn in

Turn the hands over and write a prayer inside. Older children may like to make up their own prayer or you could use a verse from a favourite Easter hymn.

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Prayer written inside

Turn the hands back over and, using your imagination and the contents of your craft box, decorate them as you wish!

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With feathers, pompoms and Easter stickers

The Easter Prayer Card can now be stood in your home, ready for quiet reflections and family prayers.

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Leave the outside of the hands undecorated but glue a Palm Cross on the inside left, opposite the prayer on the right, for a plain and simple Prayer Card.
Write a short prayer or blessing on the left inside and use the right inside to send an Easter Greeting to friends or family.

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