Origami Cross – Easter Cross Craft

Posted by on February 24, 2013 in Art Project, Crafts, Easter | 37 comments

Easter Cross Craft

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Origami Cross  #cross #Easter #origami www.grandparentsplus.com

Origami Cross
#Easter #cross #origami

While this is classified as an “Easter art project”, this Origami Cross Craft has real meaning. Easter is not about the bunnies, chickens, eggs, and candy. All those things are fun, but Easter is really about Jesus paying our debt on the cross.

Doing this craft will give you lots of time to talk about the real meaning of Easter with your child. 

Now, on to the tutorial…..

If your child can fold paper, they can do this project. If they have difficulty folding the paper, an adult can pre-fold the paper for them and they can assemble the pieces from that point.  Start with either 3 inch square post-it notes or cut paper into 3 inch squares.  Actually, post-it notes work great and save you the work of cutting , but they are more expensive. Use neon copy paper or post-it notes for a punch of color.  Construction paper is too thick for folding so use it only for the background.

Step 1

Fold the paper in half.

Step 1  Triangle Fold #sticky note #post-it note #origami art     www.grandparentsplus.com

Triangle fold with 3 inch paper square or post-it notes. #origami #cross #Easter www.grandparentsplus.com

Step 2

Fold the paper to form a V  by folding one corner of the folded top to the half way point and the same with the other corner. See picture….

Easter Cross - Step 2  #origami #Easter #kid art     www.grandparentsplus.com

Origami Fold
Step 2
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Step 3

Fold background paper both horizontally into 1/3rd  and vertically in half. This gives you a lightly creased line to follow and place the folded pieces.

Orgami Cross #Easter #origami #Art   www.grandparentsplus.com


Easter Cross #Easter #Cross #Origami  www.grandparentsplus.com

Step 4

In the center, place 4 of the origami folded papers with the points touching to form a square.

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Starting point …. 4 pieces with triangle points touching on the creased intersection point.


Step 5

Place other folded papers slightly inside the previous one working out in each direction to form a cross.

Origami Cross #cross #easter #origami    www.grandparentsplus.com

Place 4 triangle folds in the middle with the tip of the triangles in line with the lightly creased lines. #Easter #cross #origami www.grandparentsplus.com

Easy, isn’t it?  Any size square of paper works, but you need  a consistent size for this cross. Smaller squares make a lovely 3-D Easter card. The small squares are harder to fold, however.


Display your Easter Cross Craft to remind you what Easter is really about!

Jesus, God’s Son, came to pay for our sins on the cross. He conquered death and rose again. We have the choice to accept Jesus as our Savior, and receive the gift of salvation, choosing to live for Him each day. What a precious gift – the promise of eternal life with Him!

Celebrate the gift of salvation this Easter!

He is Risen!



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  1. Wow. That’s great! I love how it turned out. Thank you for linking up to Tips and Tricks. Hope to see you again this week.

  2. Whoa, this is ever so pretty! It’s like art work. And you were so thorough in sharing on how to make one for ourselves. This is great for Easter, and yes our Lord has risen!

  3. This is too neat! I love how this turned out!

  4. This is definitely going on one of my Pinterest boards. Thanks for sharing this neat craft.

  5. How cute!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  6. This fun post is being featured on Tuesdays with a Twist blog hop today! If you get a chance, please stop by & grab a featured button http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2014/03/time-to-link-up-tuesdays-with-twist.html

  7. Wow, fantastic paper craft. Great step-by-step photos too. I love all things paper and this is amazing. Visiting via “InspireMeMonday.”

  8. What a beautiful craft – it looks so effective 🙂 Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

  9. Oh how cool. My older grandkids will love this! Thank you for another great visit from The Dedicated House for Anything Blue Friday 🙂

  10. This is precious!
    Thank you for sharing:)

  11. I did this with my four granddaughters. Two 10 years olds, a 6 year old, and a 3 1/2 year old and they all loved it. I used a a variety of post it note colors and each cross turned out differently. They were able to show their own individual creativity. Thanks, Phyllis. Joanne

    • Wonderful! So glad they loved it! I have a new post up on using those folds in different ways! Check it out!

    • What a wonderful grandma! I love having projects to do with my grandkids, too!

  12. I loved having another way to use sticky notes. Awesome!

    Marie @ http://123craftcafe.com

  13. My art loving daughter will enjoy this one. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight last week. I hope you come by today to share more of your awesome creations!



  14. I found you on 123 Homeschool 4 Me. Love the cross. Thanks for sharing.

    Bridget @ Building Legos with Christ

  15. Oh, my girls will enjoy this challenge! I’m on the hunt for some post-it notes. Thanks for sharing!

  16. This is totally cool!!! I found you on “Freedom Friday” blog hop & I am your newest Pinterest follower – this is my blog if you want to check it out: godsgrowinggarden.com

  17. LOVE this! What a beautiful cross you made.

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! I am sharing this on my Facebook page Wednesday here: https://www.facebook.com/123Homeschool4Me

    Hope to see you linked up again soon! Have a great weekend,

  18. Congrats! Your project is one of our featured projects today from the Crafty Showcase. We love it! Thanks for linking up and we can’t wait to see what else you share.

    Susie @Bowdabra

  19. Thanks so much for sharing this at the Say G’Day Saturday party. This was a great tutorial!

    Hope you to see you again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  20. I wanted to let you know that I featured your Easter Cross! Thanks so much for linking up to the party! The new party is up and running also. Linda


  21. That is really beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.
    Janis http://www.janiscox.com

  22. The cross turned out lovely!! Thanks for sharing with my Wordless Wednesday Blog Party 🙂

  23. Just beautiful! We’re featuring it on Inspiration In Progress!

  24. Much easier than it originally looked. Great idea for my Sunday School class. Thanks so much!

    • Thanks for serving as a SS teacher! Bless you!

  25. Thanks for the tutorial. I’m going to do something on palms and how to form crosses out of them. Best wishes, Would love to have you link up to What to do Weekends party… Linda


  26. This is beautiful! It will be perfect for Easter too.

  27. cute! I love this for Easter! I host a Tuesday link party that I would love for you to join! http://www.nap-timecreations.com

  28. You are so creative! And thank you for making it so easy for me to reproduce the craft. Great tutorial! I’m thankful for the message of the cross–and the empty tomb!

  29. WOW…so very creative! Awesome tutorial, thanks for sharing! Hopped over from The Rustic Pig and I’m now following! Blessings ~ Judy

  30. You have an incredible amount of patience Phyllis! That looks amazing!

    • It really is very easy! If an elementary kid can do it, I can!

  31. Wow, what a cool end result! Thanks for sharing such a meaningful Easter idea at Monday Funday!

  32. Love how it turned out and you did such a great job going through step-by-step! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at our Monday Funday link party!

    Take care,


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