How To Make Resurrection Eggs
Learning how to make Resurrection Eggs does not involve a skillet or a hot stove; it doesn’t even require a real egg! You might be wondering why someone would want to learn how make Resurrection Eggs? Amidst the giant bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and chocolate eggs, the real meaning of Easter can get lost. Resurrection Eggs are a simple, but meaningful, way to celebrate the real meaning of Easter.
- 1 dozen plastic Easter eggs
- 1 egg carton
- Colored paper
- Various items small enough to fit in the egg: bread, coins, a small piece of purple cloth, thorns (like from a rose stem), scourge (can be a small piece of rope or string), small cross, nails, small piece of paper with”King of the Jews” written, sponge, spear (can be a toothpick or something similar), and a rock.
Fill and Verses:
- Bread. Matthew 26:26: While they were eating Jesus took a piece of bread, gave a prayer of thanks, broke it, and gave it to His disciples. "Take and eat it," He said, "This is My body."
- Coins. Matthew 26: 14-15: Then one of the twelve disciples, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and asked, "What will you give me if I betray Jesus to you?" They counted out thirty silver coins and gave them to him.
- Purple cloth, representing a purple robe. Mark 15:17: They put a purple robe on Jesus.
- Thorns. Matthew 27:29: Then they made a crown out of thorny branches and placed it on His head, and put a stick on His right hand; then they knelt before Him and made fun of Him. "Long live the King, of the Jews!" they said.
- Scourge. Mark 15:15: Pilate wanted to please the crowd, so he set Barabbas free for them. Then he had Jesus whipped and handed Him over to be crucified.
- Small Cross. John 19: 17-18a: He went out, carrying His cross, and came to "The Place of the Skull," as it is called. (In Hebrew it is called "Galgotha.") There they crucified Him.
- Nails. John 20:25b: Thomas said to them, "Unless I see the scars of the nails in His hands and put my finger on those scars and my hand in His side, I will not believe."
- Sign saying King of the Jews. Luke 23:38: Above Him were written these words: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
- Sponge. Matthew 27:48: One of them ran up at once, took a sponge, soaked it in cheap wine, put it on the end of a stick, and tried to make Him drink it.
- Spear. John 19:34: One of the soldiers plunged his spear into Jesus' side, and at once blood and water poured out.
- Rock. Matthew 27:59-60: Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a new linen sheet, and placed it in his own new tomb, which he had just recently dug out of solid rock. Then he rolled a large stone across the entrance to the tomb and went away.
- Decorate the carton. Decorate the top of the carton with colored paper and markers.
- Fill the Resurrection Eggs. Fill each egg with the item listed in section above (Fill and Verses) and a piece of paper on which it is written the accompanying Bible verse. Be sure to either put them in the carton in order, or number the bottom of each egg, so the eggs can be opened in the correct order.
- Leave one of the eggs empty. Place the following verse inside the egg - Matthew 28:6: He is not here. He has risen just as He said.
- Decide how and when to open the eggs. Once you have made the Resurrection Eggs, you will need to decide when and how you want to open them. You can open one a day for the twelve days before Easter. If you're having a gathering of friends and family, you may want to wait and open the eggs during that time. Or, maybe on the day you decorate Easter eggs with the kids, you could bring these out to discuss the real meaning of Easter. Have fun!