Crucifixion Painting Craft

Crucifixion Painting Craft

This Crucifixion Painting Craft is about Jesus’ crucifixion and some of the events leading up to it and can help children understand that Jesus died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. You can learn more about the crucifixion of Jesus here.

Note: This free craft is available here as a downloadable PDF or by clicking the Get Activity button below.



Bible Story: Jesus Crucifixion

Bible Text: John 19:6-18

Suggested Learning Outcome: This painting craft allows children to participate in a fun, hands-on learning activity to reinforce the importance of the cross.

Supplies List:

  • Small art canvas-1per child
  • Masking tape
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush, cotton balls, or cotton swabs


Step 1. Use masking tape to create a cross shape on each canvass before class. See image.

Step 2. Make paint available to students in small amounts on a paper plate or in small paint cups. Instruct children to paint in each square. Using different colors will create an interesting contrasting effect.

Step 3: Carefully remove masking tape to reveal the white cross underneath.

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