Sunday, July 03, 2011

Jesus in the Eucharist ~ Art Project

This craft project is to help children understand that Jesus is truly present in the Holy Eucharist. Although Jesus is hidden, He is truly there. This reality is something very difficult for we as simple humans to comprehend. Sadly, it is a teaching of the Catholic Church which many Catholics do not have enough faith to believe. Lets help our children to believe, understand, and remember it.
 The Eucharist in this craft opens to reveal Jesus.
Supplies:
  • Glue 
  • Scissors
  • Clear tape
  • Printable Chalice and Host -Click Here
  • Sheet of construction paper for the background (blue or black look nice)
  • Decorative items like glitter/glitter glue, gems, sequins, etc.
  • Crayons to color the chalice and Eucharist’s rays. (yellow, orange, & red)
Extra Idea...
Print the chalice/Eucharistic rays sheet onto yellow paper and cut out. (No coloring necessary.) 

Another Extra Idea...
Use the chalice/Eucharistic ray sheet as a coloring page and add your decorations. (This is nice if you hate cutting.) 

Instructions:
If you are not using this printable as a coloring sheet, cut out your chalice and Eucharistic rays. Color them if you did not print them out on colored paper. Glue the chalice and rays onto the construction paper.
Now decorate the chalice and rays with the glitter, gems and sequins or whatever else you choose.  You may also decorate the construction paper background, if desired.
Glue the Jesus resurrected circle on top of the Eucharistic ray circle. With a small piece of clear tape attach the Eucharist to create a door that opens to reveal the image of Jesus. 
Through this art project, children can imagine how this simple bread and wine is truly Our Almighty Lord
Through this art project, children can imagine how this simple bread and wine
 is truly Our Almightly Lord, Jesus!

May God Bless you,
~Jennifer

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Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog said...

This will be great for my religious education class! Thanks for posting it.

Have a happy 4th of July!

JOYfilled Family said...

This is a lovely craft and beautiful addition to the First Communion Linky party. Thanks for sharing!

Ad Jesum per Mariam,
Lena

Elisa said...

Hi Jennifer: Found you linked up at Equipping Catholic Families. My daughter will receive her first communion next weekend, and she just loved making this craft.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I needed help for First Communion banners. Now for wheat and grapes. Thanks.

designer communion dresses said...

I'm a teacher in our Sunday school and I am looking for something that the children would enjoy in our art session. This is perfect! Thank you for sharing this craft.

martianne said...

I just LOVE this! My lift-the-flap book loving kids will, too. Adding it to my list of to do's for the year. Thanks!

L Pennell said...

I wanted you to know that we have done this activity as one of our stations for our First Holy Communion retreat. We read THE WEIGHT OF A MASS and then do this craft all within the 30 minute time frame. The only thing we add is a quote from St. Augustine, "Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe." Thank you so much for helping us add depth and substance to our retreat while keeping it fun and age-appropriate. God bless you!

Mike Rizzio said...

Thanks Jennifer. My wife Jennifer will do this craft with our little girl age 7 who is preparing for First Communion.

(http://www.eucharist-emc2.blogspot.com)

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I'm Jennifer Marie Lawrence the author of this blog. I'm married to my best friend & we have 9 great kids (ages 15 to 3), who we home-educate in PA.

Here on "Catholic Inspired", I post about the faith and creative ways to share it at home and school. Most of these ideas come from our Catholic home, while other ideas are from around the web. { Read more...}


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