Dawn at By Sun and Candlelight has a wonderful post on celebrating Ash Wednesday. One of the crafts she made this year is saying farewell to the Alleluia. I really love her craft. It is so beautiful.

Here is our attempt at this wonderful tradition. This is a great Lenten activity to make with the children.

I bought wooden letters and a paperboard box and spray painted them gold. Then the kids glued some glittery flowers on them. This is our Alleluia before we put it away:


Here is the box with the Alleluia wrapped in purple tissue paper. We will open the box on Easter morning to reveal the Alleluia, which we will display during the fifty days of Easter.


The box will sit on our altar until then.