This craft was actually done at Ballerina Rosie's Little Crown meeting, so it is not my original idea, but I'm going to steal it and do it every year!! It is a tin can, filled with sand, 2 sticks hot glued together and then tied together with string, the can is decorated with a purple piece of paper and cross draped with a purple ribbon. The girls had so much fun making these and they are very pretty, as far as children's crafts go that is!
There are so many symbols to discuss with this craft too, the sand, Jesus in the desert, the purple color, pennance, sacrificing, almsgiving and royal purple, the color of kings, Jesus being the greatest King of all. The cross itself too, of course.