Friday, March 19, 2010

Countdown Resurrection Eggs

We can find use of a pink tree for almost every holiday!

Countdown to Easter
Here is my version of Ressurection Eggs as a countdown (or not, you could read them all at one time depending on how your busy nights go!)

The first thing you need is a tree! 
If you dont have a pink one like mine, you can always just get a branch and put it in a pot of rocks like this one I did at Thanksgiving time.  I also saw a cute one like this in Pottery Barn for Easter.


Then you make your eggs. 
I have 12 eggs.  Inside each egg is a surprise and attached to the outside of each egg is a scripture that goes with it.  I printed out the numbers for the eggs, then backed them with paper and embellished them.  Then I stuck them to the outside of the egg with a sticky dot.
Then I took thin rope and strung it through the holes in the tops of the eggs.  I printed out the scriptures from Matthew, punched them at the top, and put them on the rope as well.
Here is a list of the 12 scriptures and the 12 surprises for inside:

one: a miniature paper or plastic cup (Mathew 26:39)

two: 3 dimes (Mathew 26: 14-15)

three: a piece of rope (Mathew 27:1-2)

four: a small piece of soap (Mathew 27: 24-26)

five: red fabric (Mathew 27:29-30)

six: a nail (Mathew 27: 31-32)

seven: dice (Mathew 27:35-37)

eight: several small rocks (Mathew 27:50-52)

nine: white piece of cloth (Mathew 27: 58-60)

ten: one large stone (27:60, 65-66)

eleven: sweet spices, I use cloves (Mark 16:1; Mathew 28:2, &5)

twelve: leave this one empty (Mark 16:6)

13 comments:

  1. I love the tree idea. I have mine in an egg carton. I think I'm going to make an easter tree now.

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  2. Ok, so I love this idea but I have one question:
    where do you get a miniature paper or plastic cup that fits into an egg?

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  3. Hi Pauline,
    You can find mini cups at party stores. They are the kind they put mints in at a wedding. I hope that helps!
    Angela

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  4. This is awesome! I'm going to hurry and make this for my kids so they can remember the true meaning of easter! I am going to feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  5. This is so beautiful! I love your blog! I hope you don't mind a new follower! :)

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  6. Michelle,
    I am so excited, thanks for featuring me! I will be sure to add your featured button. Your blog is amazing!

    Tiffany, I LOVE new followers!! Thanks for the compliments everyone.

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  7. Love this Angela. Just tweeted about it. :)

    ♥ Melissa~
    Pink Paper Peppermints

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  8. I did this with my children when they were younger and also did it with my Primary Children ages 7 & 8. For the small cup, I used a sacrament cup. I put all my eggs in a small basket.

    Love all your ideas.

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  9. I've been meaning to do this idea for several years - ever since my little sister did it for a Family Home Evening when she was in YW's. I'm going to hide mine and have my boys find them and then we'll read them...get the wiggles out of my 3 year old before FHE!

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  10. I love this idea. I am going to have to remember it for next year.

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  11. I just found your blog and I LOVE it. I'll be your newest follower! This is a beautiful idea. I'll be making a tree for my children this year. I will link back to you!!!

    Amy @ sittingatourkitchentable.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi Angela! I'm a new follower-found you through pinterest. I LOVE your blog---so great. I have a question for you-how tall is your pink easter tree and where do you put it? I was trying to find one like it and can only find ones that are over 3 feet tall...

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