These paper palm leaves are really easy to make from simple materials you can likely find at your local dollar store. They’re a great way to enhance the story of Palm Sunday.

You can make them with your kids and then act out the story of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Turn your palm leaves from Mass into crosses you can hang up on the walls of your home and use these as something more hands-on for the kids.



  • Construction paper – use colors of your choice such as green, yellow, or brown
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Liquid School Glue
  • Paper straw
  • Template


Print and cut out the palm leaf template.

Trace it on the colored paper. Cut these pieces out.

Fold the leaves lengthwise, accordion style. Secure with glue.

Use the glue gun to attach the leaves to the straws.

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