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Crucifix Craft

Children need beauty as much as any adult. In fact, when we pay attention to providing an aesthetically pleasing environment for children, it fosters the growth of their creativity and visual/conceptual skills. But here's a research paper so you don't have to take my word for it: Perhaps more importantly, if children learn to love beauty, they will love what is true and good. With that in mind, when we moved into our new house, I realized that we lacked crucifixes for our children's room. It's strangely difficult to find a nice-looking crucifix these days, and if I did manage to find one, I didn't want a blessed and expensive object to wind up broken or on the floor despite my 2-year-old's best intentions.  So, I thought, maybe I could make one that he could handle: I found an unfinished wood hanging cross and a small unfinished wood plaque at Michaels. I sawed th