As we celebrate Easter we hope you’ll enjoy crafting with us and thinking about what Easter means for us. As before, we’ve chosen a simple craft video so we don’t have to buy special supplies, but can use the things we have around the house.
Watch the tutorial on how to make a paper egg decoration. Afterwards, chat with your grown up about what materials you have at home that you can use to make yours. Most of us don’t have patterned paper so why not use some old or new drawings, magazine pages or wrapping paper. Transform your eggs into cards, hanging ornaments, whatever you like to celebrate Easter at home.
Then, get your equipment ready, engage your creative brain and start crafting!
As you craft with your grown up read and discuss the following verse, theme and questions together.
Jesus said to [Martha], “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will have life even if he dies. And he who lives and believes in me will never die. Martha, do you believe this? Martha answered, “Yes, Lord. I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God. You are the One who was coming to the world.
On Good Friday, Jesus was executed and his body was taken down from the cross, and buried in a cave. The tomb was guarded and an enormous stone was put over the entrance, so that no-one could steal the body.
On the following Sunday, some women visited the grave and found that the stone had been moved, and that the tomb was empty. Jesus himself was seen that day, and for days afterwards by many people.
His followers realised that God had raised Jesus from the dead!
Eggs are a symbol of rebirth and new life and thanks to Jesus we now get to join in that new life too – the Bible says we have been born again when we believe in Jesus and what he did for us!
Q1. What things are you thankful for this week?
Q2. We live in a world that is waiting for God to bring about rebirth and new life, but for now many things aren’t how God would like. What can you think of that is bad in the world? Perhaps something that makes you sad or you wish would change. Pray together about it – in the Bible it says, “Do not be worried about anything, but in every situation, pray with thanksgiving, and present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6-7
Pause your crafting to take a moment to close your eyes and ask God to be present with you. Be still and think of the things you’ve chatted about. Breathe in and out. After a few minutes. Did anything else pop in your mind? This could be God speaking to you and encouraging you.
Well done – if you’d like, ask your grown up to take a photo of your masterpiece and any thoughts you might want to share with your fellow Launchonauts and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org