Resurrection Sunday is a time of new beginnings. It is a colorful, bright holiday, full of beauty and fresh emotion. Celebrating Easter with art just feels right!
This year, we chose to purchase See the Light’s Ultimate Crossmaker Set. The set includes a DVD with a story based on the Resurrection story and art projects using chalk, watercolor and colored pencils. There is a CD of songs and hymns, a set of colored pencils and chalks, as well as a black light for the reveal of your children’s shining masterpieces! And right now, you can get this set for only $25 + FREE SHIPPING! (be sure to use the coupon code: CROSS)
Because there is so much included on this DVD, you can make the set stretch throughout the Lenten season OR you can have a new project each year for several years. We are planning to do all of the projects this year, but because it is still early in the season, we have only watched the Crossmaker movie and completed the chalk art, so that’s what you will see in this post.
We started by watching The Crossmaker story as a family. I pointed out the art in the story, and my 11 year old daughter even tried a few sketches of her own.
A few days later, we took our homeschool afternoon to work on the chalk art portion of the DVD. Here’s a video I put together of that project:
The ages of the children who participated were 5, 7, 10, and 11. My 14 year old daughter was taking photos and my 17 year old son was watching the toddlers. However, the older toddler did join in for a bit before growing tired of the project. This project worked well for this age group, and would definitely have spanned much older ages as well. If you are going to have your younger children sit in on the project, I would suggest giving them colored pencils rather than chalk.
It is mentioned in the DVD, but be sure to have tissues and wipes nearby to clean off everyone’s hands. Chalk is messy! That said, all of my children LOVED getting in there and blending the colors with their fingers. No one minded being a little messy.
When the children finished their drawings, I had them each pose with their art. It was fun to see how even the youngest child had an amazing chalk drawing, and my 11 year old daughter had such a wonderful time, she made me take her to Hobby Lobby later in the afternoon to buy her own larger set of chalks!
(as you can tell, she was beyond excited!)
After, we took these photos, we went to my bedroom and crowded into my walk-in closet with the blacklight from the Crossmaker Ultimate Set for the grand reveal! The chalk used on the angel is florescent chalk, so it glows when a blacklight is on. The children were so excited to see their pictures glow!
We hung the pictures in our entry way where everyone can see them for the Easter season. They make me smile every time I walk by them. Wonderful drawings – wonderful memories!
I am thrilled to be able to offer you these same wonderful memories!
(Remember, you can get The Crossmaker Ultimate Set for only
$25 + FREE SHIPPING with coupon code: CROSS)
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