As I try to give you some neat ideas on what you could do for your Resurrection Day through Facebook and hopefully this blog, but I wanted to show you what I have done with pictures to inspire you to doing something different this year! Every year is different, though my kids look forward to this activity each year. My pictures are not perfect! Maybe I will make some new ones, since these are from an older post, when I start making them for the kids…though this year, it may be a bit different!
What you will Need:
*Construction Paper (I like to use grey or brown but the package I had didn’t have those, so I just chose colors the kids liked and would know instantly was theirs! I also used black for a rock this year, which I have not done before. Just did it this year because I thought, why not?)
*Stapler and/or Tape and/or hole-punch and yarn (I have used all three!)
*Things to Put Inside Your Paper Tomb (like candy, bubbles, something meaningful…it’s all up to you!)
1) So first I picked out two sheets of one color for each child. (Engineer got Green, Artsie got Purple, Monkey got Orange and Puddin got Yellow.
2) I then took my pen and started to draw where the entrance to the tomb was, rocks in the wall and Matthew 28:6 “He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” (Though I may have used the NIV version, now that I think about it.)
3)Next, I took out my 3-ring hole punch (because I realized my kids had broken my stapler awhile ago and I had to do something to connect the sides) and began to hole punch around my papers. A single hole punch may have been easier, but I had a three-hole punch. It’s better than nothing!
I did two at a time, but to get more done you could stack them on top of each other and hole punch. It was hard to maneuver the hole-punch around the sides. Do not expect perfection! They will not be exact as you can see. (If you are perfectionist, maybe just do the staples all the way around the outside, but make sure to leave a hole to put your goodies in!).
4) I then took my yarn (if you have staples, skip this part!) and I did the lazy man’s way of measuring. I went around each paper and made sure there was extra and then cut a piece for each package.
5) Then the yarn got put in one hole, then out another… I pretty much sewed up the whole package from one side to the other. (This does take time. I had it to when I did this but, really, a stapler or even some tape would cut down the time if you need to do this quick.)
You might feel like a big kid when you do this, but keep going! Again, if it’s too much work, use a stapler!
Make sure when you get to the end to leave a hole to be able to stick your stuff in!
6) Make sure you have candy ready and stuff your tombs. He is alive and we are celebrating! We put candies and bubbles inside each one. I mean, what kid doesn’t like bubbles? 😉
7) I added a rock by cutting circles out of black paper. Then I added holes to the black circles so it could be tied right into it. Once everything is stuffed, you just “sew” the yarn through the rest of the holes and I just tied them into a bow.
I stuck them on the piano. The kids forgot about them at first and when they saw them, they knew there was something special happening! They opened them after our church service on Sunday.
My Mom stuck in Easter bunnies, so if you see them in the picture, she handed them out to the kids after service as well.
He is alive! We celebrate and are so thankful for His sacrifice. Happy Resurrection Day!
Be inspired today!