My grandson was up today to have a fun day with Nana.
Empty Tomb Garden Craft
It’s Feb. 24, so I figured it was a great time to plant our Empty Tomb Garden or Resurrection Garden that we’ve done in the past. The celebration of Jesus’ victory over sin and the grave is the most important event in all of history.
Of the supplies needed: I only had to buy the terra cotta tray which I found at Lowes. The rest of the supplies I had in my shed. You may very well have many of them on hand, as well, which makes this a budget-friendly activity, as well!
The kids get the fun of going out and collecting some pebbles, twigs, rocks- so that is fun for them and a great way to involve all ages in this project.
Supplies for the Empty Tomb Garden Craft
I followed the supply list and instructions from http://wearethatfamily.com/2012/03/diy-mini-resurrection-garden/ You should check it out, too, and make one with your kids, in time for the Easter Season.
- Terra cotta mini pot (tomb)
- Terra cotta small tray
- Small pebbles (one bag was plenty for three)
- Grass seed
- One small bag of potting soil
- Small twigs and Large rock (smaller than a child’s fist) from the yard
- String or a Glue gun
- Spray water bottle
Instructions for the Empty Tomb Garden Craft
Begin by adding the terra cotta mini pot which will be your tomb. Place it near the back of the plate so the other pieces can be added in front of the tomb.
2. For little ones it is easy for them to add the rocks in front to fill in the space.
3. Next, cover the top of the tomb with dirt to form a hill over top.
This part is fun for them.
It can get messy but don’t stress. It all cleans up.
4. Now to add the grass seed.
Just have them sprinkle a little bit all around the pile of dirt and then push the seeds gently into the dirt.
5. Add the Cross made of twigs.
For this part you can tie the cross together with string like we did or if you want to glue them with hot glue you can. We like to tie ours together with string.
6. Spray the Easter tomb dirt with water.
Take time every day to spritz your dirt and grass so that the grass seed can grow tall and green. I have my spray bottle next to our garden and should only be a few days before the grass begins to grow in your Resurrection gardens too.
FAQs about the Resurrection Garden Tombs
How do you get the Resurrection Tomb?
By making one with a terra cotta pot, dirt, stones, twigs, and grass seed. I’ve not seen sets to purchase for these but they are quite simple to make.
What other ways can you make this craft?
The Resurrection Tomb can be drawn by kids who enjoy drawing and there are also ways to make a paper mache tomb and that may be something your older kids would enjoy too.
7. Enjoy the finished Resurrection Garden that reminds us of the death and resurrection of Christ our Savior.
I read The Easter Story According to Matthew to him so he knew what this craft was all about. I LOVE the pictures in this book. The words are taken directly from the Bible.
How fun crafts are with your kids! Hope you enjoy doing this with your little guys.