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For many, the beautiful trumpet-shaped white lilies symbolize purity, virtue, innocence, hope and life – the spiritual essence of Easter. One of the most famous Biblical references is in the Sermon on the Mount, when Christ told his listeners: “Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin; and yet….. Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” In this wonderful Easter craft, we will create lilies which students can take home to remind them that the Easter lily serves as a beautiful reminder that Easter is a time for new life – in us as well as in nature.
9″ paper plate
Yellow pipe cleaners. (If you can’t get yellow, paint white ones with yellow craft paint or yellow flow Pens)
Paintbrush (if necessary)
Wooden dowel or 12″ x ¾” strip of cardboard
1. Draw a 6-pointed star on the back of the paper plate, using all the space.
2. Cut out the star. When cutting, round the tips of the points a little bit.
3. On green construction paper, cut 4 leaves.
4. Paint or color the cardboard strip green.
5. Glue the leaves to the cardboard strip.
6. Cut a yellow pipe cleaner to make two pieces, each about 5 inches.
7. Push the two pieces of pipe cleaners through the center of the star, leaving about three inches showing. These are the stamens.
8. Bend corners of star to form the shape of lily.
9. Glue the star to the painted “stem.”
10.Take the ends of the pieces of pipe cleaner that have been pushed through the lily and wrap around the stem.
11.If the flower is too heavy, use a wooden dowel, painted or colored green instead of the cardboard strip.
12.Have students write on the four leaves:
HELP ME RELAX
IN GOD’S LOVE
LIKE THE LILLIES
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