Saturday, April 7, 2012

Coloring Easter Eggs and Resurrection Rolls

On Thursday evening, our family project was coloring Easter eggs.  Have you ever colored Easter eggs with a 2 year old?  It will keep you on your toes!

First, I thought I'd hold him and he could tell me which colors to make the eggs. 

But J prefers to work independently.

He was also really more interested in the egg dipper than anything else.

Frank caught him and brought him back to the table.

Fortunately, Frank, who claims (loudly) to hate these projects, is turning into quite the fine Easter egg-colorer.

By the time the kids are old enough to know what's going on, we'll be pros!  Frank even commented afterwards that these were some of the prettiest eggs we've ever done!

On the morning of Good Friday, I decided to make Resurrection Rolls.  Have you heard about these?

Here is what you need:
  • 1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • Melted butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar


  • Give each child one triangle shaped section of crescent roll. This represents the tomb.
  • Each child takes one marshmallow which represents the body of Christ.
  • Dip the marshmallow in the butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture. This represents the oils and spices the body was anointed with upon burial.
  • Lay the marshmallow on the dough and carefully wrap it around the marshmallow.
  • Make sure all seams are pinched together well. (Otherwise the marshmallow will "ooze" out of the seams)
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes
  • Cool.
  • Break open the tomb and the body of Christ is no longer there--- HE IS RISEN!  (The marshmallow disappears into the roll while baking)

Such a neat illustration!  I knew Jacob was a little young for the symbolism, but he loved the cinnamon and sugar! 

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