Jelly Bean Prayer Cross
2 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Salt
2/3 Cup Water
2 Large Popsicle Sticks
Paper Plates-to lay your cross on when making it
10 Jelly Beans
Add 2 cups of flour to a bowl.
Add 1/2 Cup of Salt.
Add your 2/3 Cup of water
and mix it up real good.
This will turn into dough.
This recipe will make a ball of dough the size of what is in the picture. You will need 2 large popsicle sticks to make your cross.
You will get about 6 crosses out of
this dough recipe. I made little round balls and handed out two dough
balls to each child along with the 2 popsicle sticks and a paper plate
for them to lay it on while they were making these.
I had the kids cover both popsicle sticks with the two dough balls. You want your dough to be thick on the cross, otherwise you will not be able to get your objects to stick down in the dough. You don't have to cover the back if you don't want to.
Once you have covered both popsicle
sticks with dough. Then lay one of the popsicle sticks on top of the
other one to make a cross shape just like you see in the picture. Now
you can press your 10 Jelly beans into the dough.
Here is the finished Jelly Bean Prayer Cross! These might take a few days to dry hard like a rock depending on where you live and how much heat is getting to it. If you lay them out in the sun they will harden faster.
Be aware that the Jelly bean colors will bleed into the dough. It will make it look petty neat though. It will be a colorful Jelly bean cross.
Before it sets up and hardens you could always add some yarn in the back of the cross so you could hang it up when it dries.
These would make cute gifts for kids to make for Easter and give to their family as a gift from them. Add a little note to go with it that says, "Jesus Is Alive".
You could always press other objects into the dough like you see in the picture. I used buttons, seashells, and beads. You could use glitter, feathers, coins, rocks, or wood chips.
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