Thursday, March 18, 2010

Artful Thursday - Resurrection Eggs

The craft I am going to share today is how to make Resurrection Eggs.  It is a wonderful way to teach others about the TRUE meaning of Easter in a Christian sense.  You can read the scriptures and what it represents in one sitting, or do as I will do it, one day at a time, like an Advent Calendar if you will, leading up to Easter Day!

What you will need is an empty egg carton, 12 empty plastic eggs, misc. items to fill the eggs, a sharpie to write the numbers on the eggs, and the printed verses which you will see below.
Looking around the house, I seemed to find everything that I needed to fill the eggs.  Even a palm branch which I later found in my drawer of cake decorations!
I cut out the scriptures, folded them up, and placed each item from the corresponding day in the numbered egg.  The last day there is nothing in the egg because the tomb was empty!  I placed the scripture of that one underneath the egg in the carton.  Just print out this list below and cut out.  Easy!

Egg Number 1

Message: Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The people waved palm branches.
Passage: Matthew 21:1-11.

Item: A small plastic leaf or a piece of a palm branch.

Egg Number 2

Message: Mary poured expensive perfume on Jesus' feet.
Passage: John 12:2-8.

Item: Small perfume sample, a piece of cloth or a piece of cotton with perfume on it.

Egg Number 3

Message: Jesus ate the Last Supper with His disciples.
Passage: Matthew 26:17-19.

Item: A small piece of cracker to represent the passover bread.

Egg Number 4

Message: Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.
Passage: Matthew 27:3.

Item: A dime or plastic “silver” money.

Egg Number 5

Message: Jesus carried His cross.
Passage: John 19:17.

Item: A Popsicle stick that is cut and glued in the form of a cross or a small plastic cross from a necklace.

Egg Number 6

Message: Soldiers placed a crown of thorns on Jesus' head.
Passage: John 19:2.

Item: A small thorny branch or a single large thorn.

Egg Number 7

Message: Soldiers parted Jesus' garments and cast lots for His coat.
Passage: John 19:23.

Item: Miniature dice.

Egg Number 8

Message: Jesus was nailed to a cross and pierced in His side.
Passage: John 19:18,37 and John 20:25-29.

Item: A nail.

Egg Number 9

Message: They gave Jesus vinegar mixed with gall on a sponge to drink.
Passage: Matthew 27:34.

Item: A small piece of sponge.

Egg Number 10

Message: Spices to prepare Jesus for burial.
Passage: John 19:40.

Item: a few whole cloves or other whole spices.

Egg Number 11
Message: The stone covering Jesus' tomb was rolled away.
Passage: John 20:1.

Item: A small rock.

Egg Number 12

Message: The tomb is empty. He has risen!
Passage: Luke 24:6.

Item: None.
That is it!  Thanks to Sarah from Create Studio for posting these instructions on her blog last year.


Kimba said...

These are great! We have a set of Resurrection Eggs that I purchased from Family Life a few years ago. Last year, my youngest son got into them, broke a few of the eggs and lost a bunch of the pieces.

I love your idea! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

This brilliant - I've never heard of resurrections - I must make some!!

miss lynn said...

love this.
thanks for
posting! we
are always
looking for
new ways
to share the
with our

paperbird said...

I have done this before, it is a great idea I had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder.

Jennifer said...

Such a great idea. Thanks for posting. Thanks for pointing me toward the school lunch blog. So interesting, really made me think.

Jennifer Juniper said...

what a great idea! I'm so glad I saw this :)

janet said...

Thanks for a wonderful 'tute' my guys would have loved this when they were little.

Sarah said...

So glad you made some of these! I hope your little ones enjoy the message as much as my little guy! Happy Easter!
-Sarah from Create Studio

Ajax said...

I never knew the true significance of Jesus being offered vinegar on a sponge...

Ajax said...

I never knew the true significance of Jesus being offered vinegar on a sponge...

linda said...

I love this post! Thank you for sharing. I'm so glad you joined the Easter Roundup! Happy Easter!

Michelle said...

Thank you for this post! My son is making them in school and I just had to google what they were! Now I am thinking we are going to make a set for the house too!!