Crown Craft Idea
I will ask the children to make a few construction paper crowns to decorate the mantle. The older children will make crowns with symbols of Our Lord’s Kingship. While the younger children can make crowns with any decoration they like. Nothing very fancy is needed. Most of the decorations can be basic craft supplies and the symbols can be cut from construction paper. (I did cut a few symbols in advance to help make the project go smoother.)
According to an article at Catholic Culture, there are four aspects to Christ’s Kingship:
(To make this post easier to understand, I took the information from the Catholic Culture article and put it in italics.)
1) "Christ is God, the Creator of the universe and hence wields a supreme power over all things'All things were created by Him'"
One crown can be decorated with planets, stars and angels to represent "all things seen and unseen."
2) "Christ is our Redeemer, He purchased us by His precious Blood, and made us His property and possession"
One crown can be covered in chalices and crosses. I cut a few chalices from aluminum foil.
3) "Christ is Head of the Church, 'holding in all things the primacy'"
Images of the Vatican or construction paper churches can grace the sides of one crown.
4) "God bestowed upon Christ the nations of the world as His special possession and dominion."
How about Flags and maps adorning the fourth crown?