He has risen! He has risen indeed! With Easter approaching I wanted to do an Easter craft that is meaningful. This resurrection craft for Easter definitely celebrates the true meaning of Easter. I also intend this to be my Easter special day craft for my AWANA Cubbies series. The stone door can twist into place, you can pull the scroll across to move the paper from “He died” to “He has risen.” Then, you can roll the stone away to reveal the good news.
Yogurt, Sour Cream or Cream Cheese Container
Gray Craft Paint
Razor Blade (Scissors could be used here too)
I used an empty and cleaned cream cheese container. I cut out a door. You could use a yogurt or sour cream container. The door, to fit the printable I made for you has to be 2 inches wide at the base and 2 inches high at the peak. Just make sure your container will be able to house a door that size.
I then used a razor blade to cut a 1 1/2 inch slit on both sides of the container. This you will want to do on your own. Make sure to keep things safe withe the kiddos around. If you are doing this for a group of kids, you’ll want to prep ahead.
The next thing is to do use gray craft paint and a sponge brush to paint the “tomb.” If you use a generous amount of paint and a sponge brush you’ll have to do only one coat and it will create a bit of a texture to help it look like stone. You could mix in some black and white to give it depth as well.
To create the ends of the scroll I used Q-Tips with the ends cut off.
I taped the Q-Tip onto the end of the scroll. The kids can color the rock on the printable and even Jesus wrapped in burial clothes if they want to do that. Only attach one Q-Tip onto the end initially so you can slide the paper into the slits in the tomb.
Once you have all of your components and your tomb is dry, you can slide the paper into one of the slits and out the other. Tape on the other Q-Tip onto the other end of the scroll.
Now the paper can move from “He died” to “He has risen.” Cut out a gray “stone” out of paper and make it big enough to cover the opening. Fasten the stone to the opening with a paper fastener, the kids will love closing the stone and making Jesus disappear from the tomb. I hope you enjoy your Easter and truly understand the good news celebrated on this day.
What a fun craft to teach about the resurrection!
Thanks so much. I definitely wanted to bring something into the mix that really focused on what this holiday is really about. Thanks for commenting.
oh c’est une très bonne idée
Thank you so much. I hope it is helpful this Easter. I’m glad you like it.
several months ago you posted a very inspirational article about believing in the Bible and the proof of Easter, Jesus and the Ressurection. Could you please send me that link? I would like to read that again and share with my other Bible group friends and family.
Thank you and love your postings. Always find so much to do and share. God bless you and your family!
Hello Jean – Thanks so much for writing. I am looking back, and I’m not 100% sure which one you are looking for. I found this one: https://meaningfulmama.com/2015/05/reward-and-consequence-behavior-chart.html and this one: https://meaningfulmama.com/2013/03/easter-tomb-activity-teaches-the-resurrection.html that both address my skepticism, but I’m not convinced it was the one you were thinking about. I’ve just been doing the Bible Study called “Reasons for God” by Tim Keller if you are looking for a great resource on how to lovingly address the main objections to the Christian faith with non-believers. I wish I could find what you are looking for on my own site. Thank you so much for taking an interest.
Great idea! I’m sure the cubbies loved it. Sparks would also like that one. I’m going to use it (using paper cups) for our children’s church group.
Thank you so much for sharing. I hope it went really great!
Such a clever idea! thank you
Thank you so much. Hope you had a wonderful Easter.
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