Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, is quickly on it’s way in a few days. I wanted to write to say a quick Happy Easter and Happy Resurrection Sunday! Also to share a few things with you. I have a free Easter printable for you and a quick and easy, fun Easter craft for the kids.
The printable is something I have been wanting to do for a while. The holidays (Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving) are times when I think we all struggle to keep the meaning of the day in mind. Through the hustle and bustle it is easy to get caught up and lose sight of what it’s really all about. The word collage helps to take us back to what it’s all about. Reaffirming to us the meaning through words.
Here’s the Easter printable:
You can down load it here and of course it’s free! I hope you enjoy it and it will bless you during this time of reflecting on our Savior’s sacrifice and resurrection.
So onto the crafts. These were SO easy! And they turned out really cute. It is great for all ages, adults will even have fun with it too! Little ones will need some supervision with it or you may have everything BUT the picture painted. 🙂
Here is what you will need:
- Paper for painting
- Extra paper for cutting shapes
- Masking tape or washi tape
- Paints in various colors
- Paint brushes
Decide what shapes or pictures you are going to want to make. We did crosses and Calvary to keep it Christ centered. Also to help teach what Easter is about to the kids since they are young and still learning what Easter is all about. Use whatever is good for you. Eggs and bunnies would be cute too.
Draw and cut out the shapes on the extra paper. Use the masking tape to attach the cutouts onto the paper for painting. You want to only tape it from the back side of the cutout to maintain the shape. If you can find a removable double sided tape this might be a little easier, but it works fine this way. Just a little more work. For crosses there is no need to use paper to cut out the shapes, just put the tape directly on the paper in the shape of a cross.
Let the kids paint on the paper, all over the paper, cutouts, and the tape, how ever they like. Once they are done let the paint dry. Then carefully remove the cutouts and tape from the paper. And there’s your picture!
Voila! I hope you have fun with it! 🙂
This is a little off the subject, but I have been wondering how many people call it Easter, Resurrection Sunday, or even Passover? We call it Easter, mainly because that’s what we have grown up with, but we know it as both. Our church does call it Resurrection Sunday though. What do you call it and why have you decided so?
I hope you have an absolutely blessed Easter and Resurrection Sunday my friends! xx
This post was happily shared at Fridays Unfolded.