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!
- 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."