Once again the kids and I have made our traditional Crown of Thorns, used to keep track of our sacrifices and good deeds done during this season of lent.
We began by painting a plastic (cracked) platter purple to serve as the base of our display.
We then made a braided wreath out of salt dough. There are many, many recipes for saltdough on the internet. Laura and Kim placed the toothpicks (thorns) into the wreath before baking.
The wreath was finished up by being painted brown. In the center of the wreath we have placed our Lenten mite cans.
Now when a sacrifice or good deed is done this lent a "thorn" is removed. Hopefully by Easter morning, all the thorns with be removed and beautiful flowers will take the place of thorns.
Here you can see our 2010 wreath,
and our 2012 wreath.