I’m always looking for creative ways to help our kids – and our family as a whole – focus on the reason we celebrate various holidays. We’ve spent time learning about the history of Saint Valentine, celebrating Advent at Christmas together, and of course now, Easter. I’ve been wanting to make these Resurrection Easter Advent Eggs….for 3 years now! Whoops! Better late than never.
As a parent, it’s fun incorporating traditions Andy and/or I had growing up as well as new ones. The Easter Advent or Resurrection Eggs tradition wasn’t one either of us had, but we are excited to incorporate it into our family moving forward.
Keep reading for instructions on making your own set, along with links to supplies, as well as links to various ready-made sets for purchase!
The funny – maybe not haha – thing is that I bought these wooden eggs, oh, I don’t know….three years ago? I had really good intentions. I really did. A post for another time, yes, but I am often paralyzed by my drive for perfectionism. I had an image in my head of how I wanted these to look, and I would always find something else to work on before them. Well, I finally tackled it! And guess what: they aren’t how I envisioned, but they are perfectly imperfect.
You could definitely use plastic eggs for this – it’ll be way cheaper! Heck, you can probably make 12 sets of them for the same cost, but I wanted to make something that would last for years (and I’d enjoy putting out on the table each year!).
The eggs were really pretty easy once I decided on a plan. I used my ScanNCut (not affiliated with Brother, just still love it) to cut out numbers from painter’s tape. I’ve included the SVG file along with the PDF of verses below. You don’t need a ScanNCut or cutting machine for this project!! Here are some other ideas:
- use an x-acto knife to cut out numbers with painter’s tape
- use acrylic/watercolor paint to simply paint numbers on each egg
- use permanent marker to write the numbers – on either plastic or wooden eggs
- if using plastic eggs, you could get vinyl numbers from any craft store (like these)
- paint the eggs with watercolor (no masking), and us a marker/pen to write the numbers after paint has dried
….or do whatever your pretty heart desires!
Next up is filling them! I spent entirely way too much time one night figuring out what to place inside — and I definitely changed my mind a few times. I ended up mixing a few lists together! Feel free to do the same or use the list below. If you google “advent Easter eggs,” “Resurrection Eggs,” or “12 days of Easter eggs,” you should find plenty to choose from. I used the new CSB Bible translation for my printed cards – the PDF has very light lines for you to cut them out. I just rolled each one up and placed inside.
WHAT TO PLACE INSIDE
- Day 1: leaf (I cut from paper, but you could use a real one or silk); Mark 11:8-10
- Day 2: bread; Matthew 26:26-29
- Day 3: 3 dimes; Matthew 26:14-16
- Day 4: rope; Matthew 27:1-2
- Day 5: chunk of soap; Matthew 27:24-26
- Day 6: red fabric; Matthew 27:28-30
- Day 7: nail; Matthew 27:31-32
- Day 8: dice; Mark 15:24-27
- Day 9: strips of white fabric; Matthew 27:57-60
- Day 10: flat round rock; Matthew 27:65-66
- Day 11: cloves or cinnamon stick; Mark 16:1-3
- Day 12: empty; Matthew 28:5-8
He is not here. For he has risen, just as he said.
And that’s that! I can’t wait to see what you come up with – be sure to tag me on Instagram or wherever you post photos!
Have an awesome weekend! It’s fun writing and sharing again: thanks for sticking around!