Palm Sunday is an important reminder of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. If you’re wondering what to do with your palms after Mass, try turning them into a stunning cross.

This fun and easy craft is the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of Holy Week, and it works best with fresh, green palms that are easy to bend. If your palms are too dry, simply put them water for a few days before making your cross.

Watch the video below and learn how to make your very own palm cross:

  • Step 1

    Begin with one palm. Fold your palm in half. The back piece will be the length of your completed cross.

  • Step 2

    Take your front section and fold it to the right. This will be the arm of your cross!

  • Step 3

    Fold the section again, towards the back, at the length you want the arm of your cross to be.

  • Step 4

    Fold the section forward, matching the cross’s arm length.

  • Step 5

    Secure your cross shape by folding the pointy edge of the palm up at a 45-degree angle.

  • Step 6

    Fold this section down and around the back.

  • Step 7

    Fold the end up so it’s parallel to the arms of the cross.

  • Step 8

    Fold it across the back once more at a 45-degree angle.

  • Step 9

    Take the tail end of the palm, and thread it under the small piece in the back. Wind the tail around that same piece until you can’t wind any further.

  • Step 10

    Flip your cross around. You’ll see that you’ve secured your cross with and “x” shape in the front!

Did you enjoy making your palm cross? Share your pictures and let us know in the comments.

We also have five more palm crafts for you to try! Click the button below to see more fun palm weaving ideas.

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