I came up with this craft a few years ago and wanted to share it again this year. This 14 Stations of the Cross votive candle holder is very easy to make with your children and also inexpensive.
I started with a piece of wood about 2 1/2 feet long and hot glued 14 glass votive holders on it. They are now available in PURPLE! :)
Then I printed these black and white images of the 14 Stations of the Cross. They were the perfect size for the candles. The kids cut them and used a glue stick to paste them on the glass votives. The candles turned out absolutely beautiful.
We light all 14 candles. After we read each station, we blow out a candle, and when we get to the last station, the room is dark and somber. It has made meditating on the stations very real to us.
This is a great children's book for children ages 4 and up: The Story of the Cross: The Stations of the Cross for Children