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Have you heard of Resurrection Eggs? They are kind of like to Easter what Advent calendars are to Christmas: a way of counting down the days by focusing on the real reason we celebrate the holiday. What I love about Resurrection Eggs is that they are perfect for children of all ages. Young children love the sensory experience of it; older children can help read the Scripture verses each day and explain the story to the younger kids. You can buy already prepared eggs for about $12 on Amazon, but you can make your own resurrection eggs for $1 or less!
Make Your Own Resurrection Eggs
I spent some time this past week seeing how easily I could put these eggs together, and the only thing I had to do was go to Dollar Tree and spend $1 on 12 eggs (and of course, a couple days later I uncovered some eggs from last year, which would have made this project free!). The rest of the items were collected from around the house.
Here are the materials you’ll need:
- An empty egg carton
- 12 empty plastic eggs
- Materials to put in the eggs:
leaf (palm branch)
3 silver coins
piece of cracker
piece of rope (whip)
“crown of thorns”
sign reading “King of the Jews”
a piece of torn “cloth” (torn curtain)
a short, sharpened stick (spear)
The first thing to do is write the numbers 1-12 on the eggs with the sharpie.
Below are what I found to put in each egg. You don’t have to use exactly the materials that I used—I took the basic template of what each day’s Scripture talks about, and then I just walked through the house and yard to see what I could find that could meet the requirements.
The “whip” for day 4 is a piece of rope that I unraveled at one end. The “crown of thorns” for day 5 is a piece of vine I found in our yard. The “torn curtain” was a clean, dried out baby wipe that one of my kids had pulled out of the package and left on the floor (I’m sure my kids are the only ones who do that).
I’ve also created a printable that you can print and cut into strips to put the Scripture verse inside each egg. You can also use this as your checklist of what you need to find to put inside each egg.
I’m excited to use these with my kids this year. I think it will be a good practice for me to prepare myself as well as to spend time with the kids talking about the biblical events leading up to Easter. I hope my ideas give you the inspiration to make your own Resurrection Eggs!
For another version of Resurrection Eggs with only five eggs, check out our Frugal Resurrection Eggs!