Thursday, April 21, 2011

paint chip easter egg banner and easter egg advent

I did two fun things this year in preparation for Easter that I thought I'd point out. 

Easter Egg Paint Chip Banner:

I made this little banner using Martha Steward paint chips cards from Home Depot. I used my favorite pastels, traced an egg shape on the back of the card, cut them out, punched holes, and strung a ribbon through to create this easy banner. It would be even cuter with the words "Happy Easter" written across, which I plan to add. Easy, quick, and free! Thanks Martha.

Easter Advent:

The eggs you see in my glass vase contain a religious countdown to Easter, recounting the last days of Christ's life through scriptures. I'm sure you've seen this idea all over blogland. Here's a link to check out. You choose one egg and read the scripture each night, 12 days before Easter (since there are 12 scriptures). However, I like the idea of starting on Palm Sunday, and having the countdown only last 7 days, and then talking about how to apply the scripture to our family. So, I've kind of revamped the idea to suit our families needs, but this is a great starting point. Here is the text, from the blog "Or So She Says."

Egg 1:

Three dimes
A small piece of paper with the following verse reference:
(Matthew. 26:14)

14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,

15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.


Egg 2:

One sacrament cup
A small piece of paper with the following verse reference:
(Matt. 26:39)

39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.



Egg 3:

Twine with knots in it
A small piece of paper with the following verse reference:

(Matt. 27:1)

1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

2 And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.



Egg 4:

A piece of soap
A small piece of paper with the following verse reference:
(Matt. 27:24)
 
24 ¶¶ When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.

25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

26 ¶¶ Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.


Egg 5:

Square of red fabric
A small piece of paper with the following verse reference:
(Matt. 27:28)

28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

29 ¶¶ And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.


Egg 6:

A small nail
A small piece of paper with the following verse reference:
(Matt. 27:31)

31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.

32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.


Egg 7:

Two dice
A small piece of paper with the following verse reference:
(Matt. 27:35)

35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

36 And sitting down they watched him there


Egg 8:

A tiny bag of crushed rock
And a small piece of paper with the following verse reference:
(Matt. 27:50, 51 & 54)

50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.


Egg 9:

Strip of white cloth
A small piece of paper with the following verse reference
(Matt. 27:58)
 
58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.
 
59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
 
60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

Egg 10:

A stone
A small piece of paper with the following verse reference...
(Matthew 27:65)

65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.

66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.


Egg 11:

Bayleaf spice
A small piece of paper with the following verse reference:
(Mark 16:1-4)

1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?

4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.


Egg 12:

An empty egg
A small piece of paper with the following verse reference:
(Mark 16:5-6)

5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

1 comment:

  1. So Adorable!!

    I would love it if you would link it up to our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party!!

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    Alisa
    Sweet Peas and Bumblebees
    sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

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