Yesterday afternoon the kids and I finally started putting together the Stations of the Cross Grotto Kit that I purchased a couple years ago. After taking everything out of the box, and seeing just how many popsicle sticks were included, I nearly packed it up for another year... I'm so glad that I didn't!
We started with the first station, putting it together from start to finish...
... including all the pretty little gemstones.
After that, we decided to make the rest at the same time. Each of the kids choose two stations to assemble, while I worked on the remaining five. This really speeded up the process! I did do all the cutting, but the kids were able to glue together the popsicle sticks, add the Station names and numbers, and help put the 3-D Dots for each layer of the beautiful pictures.
We worked on them yesterday afternoon, and then again after dinner, finishing everything except for the gemstones before bedtime.
The girls and I just finished adding the rest of the gemstones and I was hoping to post pictures, but for some reason I can't get my digital card reader to work... (I've never had this problem, and I am hoping that I don't need to buy a new one.) I guess I will have to come back later to show you the finished results. They turned out lovely!
Update: You can see our completed Stations of the Cross Grottos here.