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Friday, April 06, 2012

Easter Triduum Craft ~ Spinning Paper Plate

Here is a craft that I thought up and did with my younger kids as a quick fun afternoon project. It's a fun craft to explain the Easter Triduum. The plate spins to reveal the days of the Triduum until Easter. It also has the Bible verse  from John 2:19, where Jesus spoke of his Resurrection, pasted on it.
"Destroy this temple, and
in three days I will raise it up." 
(John 2:19)

You will need:
  • 2 paper plates
  • the printable PDF page - Free in our Shop!!
  • a paper fastener (looks like a nail with two points)
  • crayons
  • scissors
  • glue

Print and color the free printable.

Cut off a 1/4 of a plate. Round the point so you have a spot to make a center hole.

Punch a small hole in the center of both plates. Make sure the plates are centered on top of each other and make sure your hole as close to the center as you can get it!

Fasten the two plates together with the fastener.
Cut out and glue the different parts of the PDF page on to the plate.
Have the kids glue on the Bible verse above the opening in the top paper plate. Now starting with Holy Thursday add  the Triduum days. Try to keep them close to the bottom of the paper plate. Spin the plate, when you cover the one you just glued, glue on the next one. 

Now let the kids decorate the plate!
And you're done!!

Hoping you all have a wonderful Triduum and Easter!


  1. Love this craft!! Thanks so much!

    God bless you and your family this Easter!

  2. Beautiful idea!! I would like to try it next year! Happy Easter dear Jenifer!! Jesus lives!!

  3. This is a great craft!
    A question I have is Triduum is three days... how can I explain that because it seems like four days (as this craft shows).

  4. Thanks for your question, Jenn. The Triduum only refers to the days before Easter. It doesn't actually include Easter. So it is only three days, I just added Easter so the kids could see the joyful side to the death of Jesus.
    Hope that helps! God Bless!

  5. It looks like a great idea. I will put this in my file for sure!

    FYI the fastener is called a brad.

  6. Thank you oh so very much. I hope to use this idea with my first grade CCD students. I appreciate all your wonderful ideas, crafts, and step by step instructions! :-) Your ministry is awesome!


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