This paper plate Resurrection Craft is very simple for kids to do. Plus, it teaches the Easter story, so you can make learning fun!
Easter is a very important Christian holiday in our home. I always want my children to know the REAL reason we celebrate Easter. It’s not all about the bunny and dyed eggs here. It’s more about Jesus and his resurrection. Hence, this cute paper plate craft!
Paper Plate Resurrection Craft
This craft for kids is simple yet the message it delivers is powerful. It could work well in a Sunday school lesson in church, or you can incorporate it into your homeschool learning. While your children are making this paper plate resurrection craft, you can share with them the Easter story.
Once the craft is done, you can have the children retell the Easter story back to you, or to other family members. Each plate represents part of the Easter weekend, from Good Friday when Jesus was crucified on the cross, until Sunday, when he rose up from the tomb to join God in Heaven.
I like the idea of adding cute colorful stickers and words to the paper plates. This isn’t a requirement but my kids like to decorate with stickers so we had plenty on hand.
How to Make This Easter Story Craft
- 3 paper plates per child
- Quick dry tacky glue or school glue
- Blue tempera paint
- Black tempera paint
- Resurrection Template Files (1 cross and 2 tombs for each child)
- Cardstock paper
- Metal brads
- Hole puncher
- Additional stickers, if desired
Print the Resurrection Template files onto cardstock paper. This paper is thicker and more sturdy than regular printer paper.
Have the children paint one paper plant blue. Paint a second paper plate black. The third plate will remain white.
While you let the plates dry, share the Easter story with your children.
Glue the cross to the white paper plate.
Glue the tomb to the black plate. Make sure to glue the stone from the template over the entrance of the tomb.
Glue an open tomb to the blue paper plate. Allow all the glue to dry.
Punch a hole through all three paper plates at the same location. Push the metal brad through this hole and fold the back to secure it in place.
Optional – Decorate each plate with Easter stickers or words and phrases.