Sojourn Kids offers this craft suggestion, as a way of discussing with younger children how Jesus' suffering ultimately led to His glory.
To get things started, I folded a piece of yellow construction paper in half (short ends together), and cut out a vaguely crownish shape for each of the younger girls (ages 5 and 7).
Then, I cut a straight strip across the long side of a piece of brown construction paper, the same width as the edges of the yellow crown, and a dozen or so long, triangular thorns.
I penciled words across the crowns for the girls to trace - "King of Kings" on the front of the yellow crown, "It is finished!" on the front of the brown, and "He is worthy" on the back.
Crayon ended up being better than markers for tracing, because they don't bleed through the construction paper like the markers.
The girls decorated the "gold" side of the crowns with glitter glue, and crayons (if I was doing this with a Sunday school class of little ones, I would choose stick on jewels over glitter glue).
Then, while the glitter glue dried...
...they glued the triangles to the brown side of the crowns...
...and bent them back and forth, for a thorny sort of look.
When they were done, I stapled the two sides together, into one crown, reminding us of Christ's suffering and glory.
It's great to be a homeschooler.