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The Church of the Resurrection

Children’s Ministry Resource Sunday 19 April 2020

Craft Idea:
Empty Tomb Craft


Sturdy Styrofoam/ disposable plate

6 popsicle sticks

Craft glue

1 x Metal split pin

Black card and grey card

Sturdy card stock for artwork to go on

Green and blue paper

Gold or silver pen



Cut your Styrofoam plate in half

Paste blue and green paper onto cardstock to create sky and grass

Cut a 5cm circle out of the grey card for stone in front of tomb.

Cut out an archway shape using black card stock, to be the door of the tomb.

Write on the door – He is not here. He has risen.’

Stick plate onto paper, upside down, so the plate is raised off the page, as pictured.

Glue on the black archway.

Use the split pin to attach the grey circle to the plate so it can cover the archway and be rolled away.

Use your 6 popsicle sticks to form crosses. Glue popsicle sticks together with craft glue. Glue the three crosses behind the tomb, as if they are behind, in the background.





Resurrection Rolls



Make a tasty Easter treat which is hollow in the middle, just like the empty tomb.

For this recipe go to the ABC Radio website Recipes – Resurrection Rolls – link below





Garden and Empty Tomb



Resources you will need:

  • 2 Large popsicle sticks
  • 1 plastic bowl
  • Grass from outside (or store-bought moss, if you have it)
  • Rocks from outside
  • Brown Yarn
  • Egg Shell -Brown or White
  • Sticky Tape


Take your white plastic bowl and fill it with the grass.

Place an empty eggshell on top of the grass.

Lay some rocks down and then make your wooden cross.

Take your 2 popsicle sticks and wrap the brown yarn around it to hold them together. Tie a knot in the back.

Stick it down in the grass and put a small piece of tape behind the cross and press into bowl. This is so your cross won’t fall over.




Empty Tomb Cut Out

Print and cut out the tomb and stone. Use a split pin to pin the stone to the tomb.   ( right click save as / copy paste the picture to a new document)

Cut out the square shape on the tomb to create the door to the tomb.

Cut out the coloured pictures to tell the Easter story.





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