The Meaning of the Ashes
The ashes are a symbol of our sinfulness. Â We are reminded that our bodies are but ash, and to ash it shall return.Â Our soul is who we are, the part of us that will live after our death.Â Â By dying on the cross, Jesus made reparation for our sins, so that our souls can get to Heaven.Â Lent makes us aware that we can always begin again.Â Lent is a season for us to think about how we should be living our lives.Â A time for us to ponder the sacrifice Jesus made for us by dying on the cross, so that when we die, we can be with Him in Heaven. Â
- Black construction paperPurple construction paper
- Scrap piece of paper, about 6â€ x 8â€ for tearing out a cross
- White chalk
- White charcoal pencil or white paint pen
- Hair spray or sealer
Photo 1:Â Hand draw a cross on the scrap piece of paper, using the full sheet of paper.Â Then tear the cross out, so that the edges are rough.
Photo 2: Place the cross in the center of the black construction paper.Â Write the words, â€œRemember man you art dust and to dust thou shalt return, above and below the cross using the white charcoal pencil.
Photo 3:Â Place a couple of small pieces of looped tape to the back of the cross (to help hold it in place) and place back in the center of the black paper.
Photo 4: Using a piece of white chalk, I find it best to lay the chalk on its side.Â Chalk the paper, starting at the cross and stroking towards the edges of the paper.Â
Photo 5:Â With the Kleenex, softly wipe the chalk to blend it, starting at the cross and stroking towards the edges of the paper.
Photo 6:Â Spray Â the picture, lightly, with hair spray.Â Let it dry and then retrace the words with a white charcoal pencil.
Photo 7:Â Glue the picture to a purple background sheet of construction paper.
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