DIY Resurrection Eggs and Jesus Tomb treats

Happy Resurrection Day!

I pray you have a blessed day with your family and friends.

We have done resurrection eggs for many years with my children. Way back when I first became a Christian, our ladies group made DIY resurrection eggs.  I thought that it was the neatest thing. My children really enjoyed doing them every year.  Before we moved here, my little ones had played one too many times with the Resurrection eggs and had lost most of the pieces.  Thus, I did not get to bring any down when we moved here.  I was thankful to find a set at our church that my children did the story with for our first year here.  This year, I decided that we needed to make a couple of sets to have on hand, so we invited some friends over and made it a day about celebrating Jesus.

We decorated our egg cartons with paper and markers, then glued them on top.

I then let each child pick out the colors that they wanted for their eggs. I was able to buy a bunch of eggs in bulk for cheap:)  Most of the items that we used for inside were things I had found around the house.  The only things I had to purchase were a pack of dice, a fern looking branch, and some crosses.  –I could have made the crosses by hot gluing sticks, but for $2 I bought a packet.

For the insides we placed:

  • a fern looking branch–I got an entire sprig for 99 cents at Hobby Lobby–to represent waving of the palm branches upon Jesus arrival to Jerusalem.
  • communion cup and oyster cracker—we saved ours after communion at church:)  -to represent the last supper.
  • 3 dimes–to represent the thirty pieces of silver of Judas’ betrayal.
  • piece of twine–for the arrest of Jesus or for when they beat him.
  • dice–the soldiers cast lots to see who would get his clothing.
  • crown of thorns–I twisted mini spike like twigs to form crowns–when they mocked Jesus.
  • a nail–for when he was placed on the cross.
  • a cross–for when he died on the cross.
  • a piece of sponge and a toothpick cut in half–for when Jesus said, I thirst and they gave him vinegar to drink–let them smell vinegar to understand how yuck it is.  The spear for when they pierced his legs to kill him faster and out poured water.
  • piece of cloth—when they wrapped his body.
  • a rock–for when they placed him in the tomb.
  • empty–when they opened the tomb and he was not in it.

Here is a PDF of the pages that I gave out to each child so that they could know the Bible references to what we just did.

resurrection eggs—PDF FREE

We then did the Resurrection rolls.  We did these last year and my children enjoyed them.

The marshmallow represents Jesus body–pure and white.  The crescent roll or biscuit—we have done both ways, but I think we prefer biscuit ones more–represents the cloth they wrapped Jesus in.  Make sure the marshmallow is completely covered.  Then dip it in melted butter –for the oils they anointed his body with. Then roll in sugar and cinnamon for the spices they placed on his body.  Bake according to package directions.

You can click here to see a better step by step of this–from last year.

These are actually really good treats.  These are the crescent roll recipe.  If you click the link above, you can see the biscuit recipe from last year.  Enjoy and be blessed! resurrection eggs


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