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.
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.
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.