Easter crafts – it’s time to start thinking about any crafts or displays you want to prepare for Resurrection Sunday! I love Easter crafts so much because the holiday seems the most joyful one to me. I’m definitely going to make this one for the homestead because it’s a perfect display of the empty tomb, the stone rolled away, and three crosses on a hill.
This Easter craft is easy to make, but it does take planning, since the grass takes a while to sprout. Depending on what kind of seed you are using, plan for about 6-10 days or so to get this growing. (And check your grass seed, some take much longer to germinate and wouldn’t be suitable.)
You will need a large terra cotta saucer, a small terra cotta pot, soil, small stones, a large stone about the size of the flowerpot rim, grass seed, and twigs for the crosses as well as some sort of string to lash them together.
Start by filling the terra cotta saucer about halfway with soil. Add the flowerpot to make the tomb, and add more soil, mounding the soil over the top of the flowerpot and spreading it to make the hillside shape. Spread the small stones around the entrance to the tomb. Scatter grass seed liberally over all the soil, and press it down so that it contacts the soil well. You can sprinkle a little extra soil over the top. Position the large rock in front of the flowerpot. Make each cross by breaking the twigs to appropriate lengths and lashing them together with your string. (Don’t forget to make the tall piece longer to allow extra for putting in the soil.) Position the crosses on top of the hill. Mist the soil gently to moisten, and place the display in a warm, sunny area. Keep misting about twice a day and your sprouts should start to appear soon.
Use these and other Easter crafts to decorate your table. This one can be used to help illustrate the meaning of Resurrection Sunday to children, as well as adding charm to your home.
A friend forwarded this one to me on Facebook. I wish I could give credit, but she only sent the picture. If you know whose Easter crafts idea this is, I’d love to include credit or a link to them!