Monday, April 18, 2011

The true meaning of Easter: home made resurrection eggs.


This is NOT an original idea fro me. If your click HERE you can find that these eggs are being sold as kits all over the net and Christian stores. Well my friends, the goal of this crafty POOR badger is to do things on the cheap. So here is the step by step instructions for you to make your own resurrection eggs. This is an AWESOME craft for parents to teach their little ones that Easter has NOTHING to do with eggs and bunnies. 


Egg 1 - Bread
Matthew 26:26
'And as they were eating, Jesus took the bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said,Take, eat; this is my body.

*This egg just needs a piece of torn bread. Make sure you update this egg each year.  ;)




Egg 2- coins
Matthew 26 14-15

Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.

*For this egg I just put a penny, but since the verse said silver you could use a nickel, dime, or play money. 


Egg 3- purple cloth or ribbon
Mark 15:17

And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,

*For this egg I used some purple ribbon. Remember the idea is to spend hardly ANYTHING. If you have an old purple shirt or cloth use that. Worse case scenario, you could color a strip of paper purple. 






Egg 4- Thorns
Matthew 27:29

And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

*This was a freebie, we walked down the road and found some pricky thorns. Beware with young kids though, they HURT!


Egg 5- scourge or whip
Mark 15:15

And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.


*I used some elastic embroider thread and masking tape to make mine. But you could use electrical tape and ribbon, or whatever. This is exactly why God made junk drawers! 


Egg 6- Cross
John 19:17-18

And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

*I am the weird lady with hundreds of yards of ribbon, so it was a no brainer when it came to what to make the cross out of. Remember these have to fit in the little plastic eggs, so size is important. For this one, you could easily draw a cross on paper. 


Egg 7 - Nails
John 20:25

And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.



Egg 8 - Sign
Luke 23:38

And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.


Egg 9 - Sponge
Matthew 27:48

And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

*This one made me nervous, I tore our house over looking for a sponge (we use wash rags and old cloths to clean). But thank God we painted not too long ago and used a sponge paint brush to do the trimming with. 


Egg 10 - Spear
John 19:34

But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

*This one I broke toothpicks in half and used a red marker to make 'blood'. 


Egg 11 - Rock
Matthew 27:59-60

And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulcher, and departed.


And the TRUE meaning of Easter, Praise the Lord:


Egg 12 - NOTHING!
Matthew 28:6

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.


And there you have it. Your own resurrections eggs and barely 2 bucks spent (you'll have to buy the plastic eggs if you don't have any with your Easter stuff).
Lets show our kids that Easter is more than peeps, bunnies, and pastel colors (even though those are fun). 

HAPPY EASTER!!!



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5 comments:

  1. This is great! Thanks for sharing!

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