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Paper plate yarn cross craft for Easter

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We love using yarn for our crafts and because we just started working on our religious Easter craft collection, I thought we might try a paper plate yarn cross craft. It is such a fun Easter craft to make with preschoolers and older kids. They will practice their fine motor skills and see how it feels to handle a plastic yarn. What a great craft to get them excited for future sewing projects.

Paper plate yarn cross craft for kids to make for Easter. Great Sunday School Easter project #crosscraft #religiousEaster #nontoygifts

While this paper plate yarn cross craft makes a fun Easter Sunday School project, you can also try it with your little on at home. 

If you want to try more paper plate crafts, here is our collection. Or if you want to explore more yarn crafts, we have plenty of easy ideas here.

This Easter cross craft leaves a lot of room to creativity. Your child can chose any paint and yarn color as well as yarn pattern. This is a good opportunity to talk about colors: which are the primary colors, different hues. What colors make a good match and which don’t.

We have tried three yarn threading patterns.

Green yarn cross

Red yarn cross

Purple yarn cross

Paper plate yarn cross craft

Paper plate yarn cross craft for kids

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How to make a paper plate yarn cross craft

Start by painting the paper plate and set it aside to dry completely.

Download the cross template (find it at the end of the article), cut out the cross and trace it in the middle of the painted paper plate.

Cross on paper plate

Use a craft knife to cut out the cross. (This is an adult only step)

Holes along cross

Use a hole punch to make holes along the four ends of the cross.

Yarn

Cut a strand of  yarn, thread it through the plastic yarn needle and tie one end to the needle. Tape the other end of the yarn at the back of the paper plate. You can now start threading the yarn through the holes in the paper plate. You can go through the holes one or several times. Keep on threading until you reach the end of your yarn. Secure the end of the yarn to the back of the paper plate with tape.

Crossbar

We started with the crossbar and then moved to the vertical part. Kids can intertwine the yarn or not, depending on their age and patience.

Green yarn cross

Paper plate yarn cross craft

A beautiful paper plate and yarn cross craft for Easter.

Materials

  • cross template - find it at the end of the article
  • paper plate
  • craft paint (color of your choice)
  • yarn paint (color of your choice)
  • pencil
  • tape
  • paint brush

Tools

  • scissors
  • craft knife
  • hole punch
  • plastic yarn needle

Instructions

Start by painting the paper plate and set it aside to dry completely.

Download the cross template (find it at the end of the article), cut out the cross and trace it in the middle of the painted paper plate.

Use a craft knife to cut out the cross. (This is an adult only step)

Use a hole punch to make holes along the four ends of the cross.

Cut a strand of yarn, thread it through the plastic yarn needle and tie one end to the needle. Tape the other end of the yarn at the back of the paper plate. You can now start threading the yarn through the holes in the paper plate. You can go through the holes one or several times. Keep on threading until you reach the end of your yarn. Secure the end of the yarn to the back of the paper plate with tape.

We started with the crossbar and then moved to the vertical part. Kids can intertwine the yarn or not, depending on their age.

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