I am so excited to share with you how to make your own Resurrection Eggs + Download this Free Printable Resurrection Eggs Verses guide. This will give you everything you need to make your own set of Resurrection Eggs!
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I spent the day making a set with my kids and I wanted to go ahead and share the Printable Guide and list of Verses we used so that you can also make your own!
Here’s what you need:
1 Empty Egg Carton
12 Plastic Easter Eggs
Items to fill the eggs (See list below)
Crayons, Markers, Glue, Tissue Paper, etc. to Decorate your Egg Carton
How to Make Resurrection Eggs:
Download this Printable Resurrection Eggs Guide for a list of items you need
Download this Printable List of Resurrection Eggs Verses
Print both pages
Gather up all the items for inside of your eggs
Cut Verses into small strips, these will go inside your eggs
Number your eggs 1-12 with a Sharpie
Place each item & sheet of paper for day 1 inside the first egg
Repeat for each egg until all your eggs are filled
Let your kids help you color & decorate your Egg Carton – This was my kids favorite part!
Here is a list of all the items you will need for each day, remember if you are using small eggs that will fit inside a carton you will want to use very small items :)
|1||Palm Branch or Leaf|
|6||Purple Cloth & Thorns|
|8||Cross (Made with Sticks) / Nails|
|9||Sponge dipped in Vinegar & Toothpick|
|10||Spices (Clove or Cinnamon)|
|12||Empty – HE IS RISEN!|
Here is a close up of the Cross: I used 2 small sticks (Actually they are vines from a bush in the front yard!), then I used bakers twine to tie them in a cross shape, I also decided to include nails on Day 8 there are 3 one for his feet and 2 for his hands.
If you don’t have any of the items listed above you can substitute just about anything you would like, get creative! The idea is to come up with a talking point or something that kids can relate to the story for the day.
How to Use Resurrection Eggs
Each Day when you open the egg take time to read the stories listed on the small piece of paper, this is a great time for kids to get involved in helping you look up the scriptures. This is a great way to help kids understand the true meaning of Easter. My favorite egg is Day 12 where you open up the Empty Egg on Easter morning! What a great reminder that Jesus is no longer in the Grave and his resurrection is why we celebrate Easter!
I can’t wait to open our first egg in the morning! Keep in mind you can do this as a 12 day journey leading up to Easter or you can also do this in one day, or do all 11 eggs the night before Easter then open the 12th Egg on Easter morning! It really is up to you!
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