Hello friends 🙂 It’s a late crafty Monday (prob should say crafty Tuesday now). I’ve been super busy with this bday party for my son. I wanted to share more Easter crafts with you and show off my mini cherry pies. If you read last Monday’s post you’d know my son just had his first Easter egg hunt. I explained in that post why at one time I thought Easter was pagan & what changed my mind about it: https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/crafty-monday-preparing-for-easter-celebrating-the-resurrection/
I’m really enjoying celebrating Christ’ Resurrection most of the month rather than just one day. I truly believe Easter should be a big deal like Christmas. Obviously we should think of the Resurrection daily but holidays have a way of cementing the memories into our hearts. Holidays are especially important for children. I pray my son remembers this Easter forever.
#1 One craft I LOVE is the Resurrection garden. There are tons of ideas on Pinterest. Some call it the Hill of Calvary. Ours is a mixture I guess. We didn’t have the time to grow the actual grass for our garden so we just dug up some flowers and formed the Hill.
Then we glued sticks together to make the crosses. We used salt dough to form the tomb. We painted the tomb grey and also painted a rock to go in front of it. We have small rocks being used as a retaining wall for the hill.
#2 Coffee filter Easter eggs
This is super simple. You just cut coffee filters into egg shapes. Then you draw designs using markers.
Carefully mist the “eggs” with a water bottle. The colors will spread out. Make sure not to get it too soggy.
Once dry you can display them by using contact paper. 🙂
#3 Mini Cherry Pies
These were delicious and SO easy! All I did was buy pie mix. I made the mix and formed cup shapes with the dough. I put it in cupcake liners. Then I spooned cherry filling into each pie. I took the remaining dough and used it as a lid so to speak. I just rolled out a circle for some….took a tiny heart cookie cutter & cut out the heart shape you see. For others I took the dough and made a cross shape. I took the heart cut out and put it on top. I pinched the top of the pie and the sides together so the filling wouldn’t come out. You can do this with any pie. These are the perfect serving size too! 🙂
Other Easter Ideas that we may try this week:
- Combine the Easter story puzzle hunt with glowing eggs at night (using glow bracelets). Puzzle here (http://imom.com/tools/seasonal/easter/easter-story-hunt/#)
- For Passover & Good Friday paint a red dot on our hands & feet and write our name on it…to remind us of Christ’ sacrifice. http://mustardseeds.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/04/he-died-for-us.html
- Put The Jelly Bean prayer in Michael’s basket. http://designingandmotherhood.blogspot.com/2009/04/easter-crafts.html
- Make a Lamb handprint craft & also color several Easter coloring pages: http://pinterest.com/doverette/coloring-pages/
- Make Empty Tomb Marshmallow Delights to teach the Easter story. http://eatatallies.com/2011/04/resurrection-rolls/
- Watch the Easter story & read it several times. Here is just one video about the Resurrection:
Also, I found some great Easter decorations at the Dollar Tree.
Well, God bless & remember The High King Lives! ~Amber Dover
PS: Have a Happy Easter!