Ascension Craft: Paper Cup Ascension Puppet
This Ascension craft, using some simple props, helps kids visualize the Ascension. And the painting of that event by Italian master Garofalo can illustrate the glorious spirituality of this deeply held Christian belief. Share it with them!
– Blue plastic solo paper cup
– Cut out of cloud
– Cut out of figure of Jesus
– Card paper
– White construction paper
The feast of the Ascension is celebrated on the 40th day of Easter (always a Thursday). This is important because it begins the era that we are still in 2,000 years later. It’s the era when we have the Holy Spirit to guide us as Christians, and we’re waiting for Jesus to return just the way that He came.
Let’s make a fun Ascension craft that shows us how it was…
1. Draw a figure of Jesus on a piece of card paper.
2. Cut out the figure and use black marker to draw hair, hands and robe.
3. Draw clouds on white construction paper and cut them out.
4. Paste clouds onto the plastic cup.
5. On one larger cloud write the words:
This same Jesus, who has been
taken from you into heaven,
will come back in the same way you
have seen Him go into heaven. Acts 2:11
6. Attach string to the cut-out of the Christ figure, through a hole in the top of the cup, to the large cloud.
When the crowds gathered and watched the Ascension they were amazed, frightened and confused. But the message is simple: Christ returned to His Heavenly Father after His purpose on Earth was completed. They were asked, “Men of Galilee, Why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.” Let this event remind us that Jesus always keeps His promises…and He will be back someday soon!