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
A toilet roll tube (one is enough for 4 children)
One container per child
Paper to make Jesus
A pen to draw Jesus
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.
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.
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.