Christian Crafts for Easter to Teach About the Resurrection
Easter is coming up, and as any of you who follow along here know, I love a good art or craft project. There’s just something about creating and working with your hands that is good for the soul! It makes you pause and focus on something that’s not social media, entertainment or (let’s face it) chores. So whether you have kids or not, here are some activities that will help you to savor this Easter season and celebrate our Savior’s resurrection.
Dying eggs is about as traditional of an Easter craft as you can find, but here’s an idea for how to spend the time as you wait for each layer of dye to set for this beautiful ombre look: Meditate on the restoration Jesus promises. Let egg decorating become a time for soul care (or time to connect with your kiddos on what your family values and what’s going on in their hearts).
This is another classic, kid-favorite Easter activity that can be used for an Advent-like family devotional time leading up to Easter.
Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas! If you’re craving a simple, beautiful decoration for your front door (or wall, or window…), try one of these wreaths that will remind you of the Resurrection all spring long.
This craft is simple and mess-free, with beautiful results. On Easter, we celebrate that the cross is empty because Jesus has risen!
It’s tough to nail down a definitive origin for Hot Cross Buns as a Good Friday tradition, but the crosses on top are enough to remind me about the whole reason we celebrate Easter.
If you’re a mama to littles, Tomb Cookies are a great way to rehearse the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection with your children. The best part? Waking up that special Sunday morning, opening the “sealed tomb” (oven taped shut), and finding that the cookies are hollow — because the grave is empty!
You can decorate your table in a million different ways for Easter dinner, but whether that includes sweet twine napkin ties and a burlap runner or laminated placemats your kids colored, the goal is the same: to remind your family that this holiday is celebrating something out-of-the-ordinary.
Plants practically breathe the words “new life,” reminding us of the new life we have in Jesus. For those with a green thumb, or simply access to a flower pot, a rock, some soil and some grass seed, this activity is a beautiful reminder of the fact that winter doesn’t last forever.
As someone recently reminded me, women were the first to proclaim the wonderful news that Jesus had risen from the dead (Luke 24:8, John 20:18). This Easter season, let’s be like those women, filled with faith and speaking truth!