Thursday, April 9, 2009

Crafty, I am not.

To say I am not crafty is truly an understatement. Just ask my friends. Or you could ask the many MOPS Creative Activities Directors who had to "help" me with my crafts. They would always pat themselves on the back when they came up with one they didn't have to "help me with" (read "do for me").

SO. I'm hardly your one-stop-shop for all things crafty.

I AM NOT the Mom who lives to do crafts with her kids.

I AM the Mom who hides the Play-doh.

I AM the Mom who throws the Moon Sand in the trash all the while cursing the person (clearly NOT a Mom) who came up with such an inane product to begin with.

I will do a lot of things with and for my kids, but glitter, glue, and construction paper are like Kryptonite to me. They zap all my Mommy strength.

All that said, ironically, I am about to share a crafty type project with you. Technically this is not an actual craft, it's more like a recipe. However, it is (in my humble opinion) in the craft "family". I've decided to share it with you, because it teaches a lesson...a beautiful, miraculous, victorious lesson!

A friend of mine did this with Will's preschool class and I loved it! It is an ideal little project even if you are "craft challenged" like me. So, I hope you'll add a few ingredients to your grocery list this weekend and try out this wonderful Easter treat!

Resurrection Rolls

You’ll need:

  • 1 tube refrigerated crescent rolls (8)
  • 3 T. melted butter
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • 1/8 c. cinnamon/sugar mixture
  • 1 baking pan covered in foil

Read Matthew 27:57-61 about how Jesus’ body was prepared for burial.

Dip a marshmallow (Jesus’ body) in the melted butter (oils)and roll it in cinnamon/sugar (spices). Lay it on the crescent roll (linen) and pull up the sides until the marshmallow is hidden inside. Cover the top with the remainder of the melted butter and cinnamon/sugar (seal the tomb). Cook for 8-10 mins. on 350 and let cool. The children will immediately notice “Jesus” is missing (marshmallow has melted). Finish up by reading Matthew 28:5-8.

Check out my source for this recipe here, complete with mouth watering pictures!

"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said."

Matthew 28:6


Laney-Lou said...


The Small Scribbler said...

This is my kind of craft. Very practical. One that doesn't take up fridge door real estate or shelf space. I'm with you on the playdough and the glitter, sister!


Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

So clever! And something that even this super non-crafty girl could pull off (girl, I'll give you a run for your money in the non-crafty department!)

Yankee Mama said...

I am doing this! THANKS!

kittyhox said...

I don't enjoy crafts, either. When Nicknack became a toddler I dutifully stocked a cupboard with popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners and paint and several crafty idea books for kids. It actually was source of guilt because we never did anything with them. Then he started preschool twice a week and they do some kind of art or craft thing almost every time! So I figure we don't have to do them at home, hurray!

But cooking? The kid is crazy about cooking. So I'm excited about your crafty cooking project!


Gray Matters said...

Moonsand is straight from the devil!

Lynn said...

I've heard about this project before, but it is nice to see a recipe here. Cool stuff! Thanks!

Teresa said...

Oooooh Alana! I LOVE IT! I've got all that stuff on hand...I'm thinkin' we need to do that tomorrow! What an AWESOME "craft"!!! Thanks for sharing that!!!

Growin' with it! said...

i've seen some ideas like this before, but this is the first one that doesn't take a long time and sounds good to eat! great "non" crafty mom, you!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I love this idea. This is much easier than the resurrection cookies I've made in the past...and I'm all about easy!


Heather C said...

We've done resurrection cookies before too... this sounds much simpler. Unfortunately, I didn't read this til tonight, and I'm not heading out to the store NOW... :) Ah well... another year! Great idea! Love it!

Doreen said...

This is sooo neat! Great idea for the Resurrection! (I'm not crafty either-don't feel bad! :)

tinawann said...

ha ha...I love how you said 'I am the mom who hides the play dough'. I don't think you are alone in that...most people just don't admit it. ;)