An Easter mobile
15 minute Craft planner
You will need:
‘The stone has been moved’, ‘He is alive!’ textboxes (see Printables)
Angel templates (see Printables)
Flowers and greenery – from a florist*
Pieces of string approximately 65 cm long
Yellow or orange tissue paper cut into 7 x 7 cm squares
Colouring pencils and or felt-tips
*We used large flowers and leaves, however, a small flower such as gypsophila would create a more delicate arrangement.
How to prepare:
Print and cut out sufficient templates and textboxes for one per child. Make a sample ‘Easter mobile’ so the children know what they are making.
How to make:
1. Fold your paper plate in half and cut a semi-circle in the folded edge.
Place the cut-out shape to one side – this will be your stone.
2. Open up the folded plate and thread the string through the hole. Use a piece of sticky tape to stick the end of the string to the ‘stone’ shape.
3. Cut out and colour in your textboxes and angel templates. Cut your tissue paper into a strip.
4. The tissue will represent the linen wrappings found where Jesus’ body had been lying. Fold up the tissue and tie it just above the ‘stone’.
5. Use sticky tape to attach the angels to the string and stick the square of tissue paper over the tomb entrance on the inside of the plate.
Use the glue stick to stick the textboxes to the front and back of the ‘stone’.
6. At regular intervals stick small pieces of sticky tape over the semi-circular edge of the tomb. See arrows. The sticky tape will create divisions in the plate that will help to keep the foliage in place.
Your mobile is now ready to display. You may need to display it against a wall to support the foliage.
Alongside this craft, teach the Bible story...