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Children's Palm Sunday Branches

catholic kids palm sunday branch craft

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, commemorating Jesus Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem. It's a time of reflection and celebration for Catholics as we seek to draw closer to Jesus in his passion, death, and resurrection. Engaging children in crafts related to this significant event can help them understand its importance in a hands-on, interactive way. In this blog post, we'll explore a sweet craft idea to make palm branches with the most precious palms of our children. My stencil hand print craft will surely create a memorable Palm Sunday for the entire family.

Craft Supplies Needed:

  1. Construction paper (preferably green, but you can use any color)

  2. Scissors

  3. Pencil

  4. Tape

  5. Craft stick or popsicle stick (if you don't have this on hand you can use any stick like object like a plastic knife, paper towel roll, or a stick from outside)

  6. Washable markers or crayons for writing and drawing


Step 1: Prepare the Materials

Gather all the necessary materials listed above. Ensure that you have enough space to work comfortably with the children, covering the area with newspapers or a protective sheet to prevent mess from the markers.

Step 2: Trace Hands

Have the children trace their hands 5-6 times. You may need to help them keep their hand in place or move the pencil around their fingers.

tracing a hand for palm branches craft for palm sunday

Step 3: Cut Hand Prints

Depending on the child's age, they may need assistance with this step. Once traced, carefully cut out the handprints.

cutting out hand traced palm branches for palm sunday

Step 4: Personalize the Palms

Using a crayon or washable marker, personalize each palm by writing Palm Sunday phrases like "Hosanna," or prayers like "for grandma's heath," or they can draw on them. Let the creativity flow!

writing palm sunday phrases on hand traced palm branches for palm sunday

Step 5: Assemble the Palm Branch

Once all the components are ready, it's time to assemble the palm branch. Arrange the handprints in a fan-like shape to resemble palm leaves. Then, tape the palm leaf handprints to the popsicle stick or craft stick.

taping hand traced palm branches for palm sunday to a craft stick for liturgical living

Step 6: Play and Display

Encourage the children to display their creations proudly, whether it's at home, in a classroom, or at a church event. If you do a family procession, have the children walk around waving their hand made palm branches.

palm sunday craft hand tracing palms for children liturgical living

green hand palm branches for palm sunday craft

Creating stencil hand palm branches for Palm Sunday is a wonderful way to engage children in the observance of this important day in the liturgical calendar. Through this hands-on activity, children can learn about the symbolism of palm branches and reflect on the meaning of Jesus's entry into Jerusalem. Crafting together fosters creativity, strengthens bonds, and provides an opportunity for meaningful conversations about faith and tradition. So, gather your supplies, get creative, and enjoy making these memorable Palm Sunday crafts with your children.

Did you make these? I'd love to see them! Tag His Girl Sunday on Facebook here, or Instagram here.

see you in the eucharist text his girl sunday on white background

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