Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate to be judged. Pilate asked Jesus if he was the “King of the Jews”. The soldiers mocked Jesus, they gave him a crown made of thorns and a robe to wear. Over the cross they put a sign saying “Jesus, King of the Jews”. Pilate knew that Jesus was innocent, but the crowd called out “crucify him” so Pilate washed his hands and told the,:
“I am not guilty of this man’s death. You are the ones who are causing it.”
Matthew 27 verse 24
Craft Activity: Crown of Thorns
Try making your own crown of thorns by twisting together two strands of plasticine and adding toothpicks.