A Good Friday Kid Craft (Probably not ideal for Atheists!)

I fancied doing an Easter craft with the kids that was actually relevant to the real Easter story and not related to eggs or bunnies, so, at 3.30am, whilst feeing Izzy, I came up with a mini Garden of Gethsemene largely inspired by similar Sunday school crafts I did as a child.

What you need

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A toilet roll tube (one is enough for 4 children)
Sticky tape
One container per child
Paper to make Jesus
A pen to draw Jesus
Mud
Cuttings
Stones

What to do

Firstly cut the toilet roll tube in half length ways and then cut in half again width ways to make a little semi-circle tunnel (this will become the tomb).
Then cut out a bit of white paper approximately 1 inch by 2 inches and draw on a Jesus in a shroud in the middle of the paper in landscape position. After that, bring the ends together and stick with Sellotape.

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Then the real fun starts! Fill your tubs with mud and pat down. Place your half a toilet roll in the mud, put Jesus inside and then cover the tomb with mud and stones, placing a large stone over the entrance to the tomb.

Get your twigs and stick them in the mud as trees.
Et Voila! A tiny garden of Gethsemane.

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On Easter morning the kids will find the stone gone, the tomb empty and an Angel in the garden. After that we’ll do an Easter egg hunt and gorge on chocolate.

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