Paper Craft: Three Dimensional Cross
This was originally designed as a steeple topper on a three dimensional church model I was designing. However, it functions very well as a stand-alone object. It is made from a single piece of cardstock. Use the redline image to identify which lines should be cut (red) and which should be creased (gray).
If you would like to have a cross with a base, so it will stand on its own, please visit this page: Cross with Base.
- Print the printable template on cardstock (scale the print size for smaller or larger crosses)
- Using scissors or a knife, cut along the outline of the image.
- Use the redline template to identify which additional lines need to be cut (red). Note that the red circles are for optional step 6.
- Using your knife, carefully score (but do not cut through) the remaining lines which have not yet been cut.
- Fold each scored line to 90 degrees.
- Optional: this craft can be made into a necklace for a child by piercing holes through the middle of the upper side pieces and threading a string through before gluing.
- Using your craft adhesive, glue the side pieces to the back. Take your time, do just a couple at a time, and let the glue start to set before you move on to the next one.
- Finish by gluing the top and bottom faces.
- Optional: paint your cross.