After making the crosses out of the cupholders, we had some oddball trays that I didn’t want to go to waste. So we turned them into turtles.
First we just cut out each section of the tray to make the turtle shells.
The kids painted them but I would recommend just using crayons or markers because the wet paint weakened the fibres. Then we cut out a simple turtle on a small paper plate. After the kids painted that, we stuck the two front legs through the hole in the tray. Again I recommend crayon or markers instead. We had to make a slit to adjust it a bit but no glue needed.
Put a simple ‘fitting’ verse on the bottom side and this too can become a Sunday school craft.
My husband and I drink a lot of tea and coffee so one day I found myself with a stack of them. Not willing to just throw them out in the recycling bin, I searched the net for craft ideas but found nothing that I really wanted to do with my children. Then the cross of Jesus came into mind and a neat Sunday school craft was birthed.
To make the cross, we cut out one section of the cupholder plus the center.
We then use a whole tray for the main part of the cross and just cut out the sides. Next we glue the pieces together. I tried using regular white glue and it wasn’t strong enough. I had to use hot glue.
Then my children painted the crosses a gold color and sprinkled red glitter on it to represent the blood of Jesus.
We let it dry and then they gave it away to someone and the children told them, ‘the blood of Jesus cleans you of all sin’. Here are a couple crosses made from two different cupholder trays. Try making one with your kids today and have fun!