Ash Wednesday Craft for Kids

Ash Wednesday Craft for Kids

What I used:

  • Template for face
  • Crayons/colored pencils/etc
  • Palm leaves (and 1 tsp olive oil) OR charcoal

(1)  Print this template for drawing a face.  It also lists the phrases that your priest or pastor may say when administering the ashes.  Have your child color the face as they would like.

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(2)  If using charcoal (any black coloring tool that leaves a residue will work in a pinch)…

Rub charcoal on paper and allow kids to put their thumb in the residue.  Administer ashes to your portraits.

(3)  If using palms…

Burn palms in a fire safe area.  When you place palms in the fire, encourage your kids to say a simple prayer.  Dear God of tender mercy, look on us with kindness as we prepare the ashes, which mark the beginning of our Lenten journey.

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After the fire has burned out, take ashes and grind with a mortar and pestle. To make a paste, add 1/8 tsp olive oil to the ashes until a paste forms.

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Using a thumb, allow kids to administer the ashes to your portraits.

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