I’ve been working on something that I’ve had in my head since last Easter, and I’m very excited to reveal it to you today- my new Printable Resurrection Set!
We all put nativity sets out at Christmas time, and I’m not sure why resurrection sets aren’t more popular. So I made a printable version that’s the counterpart to my printable nativity set.
What you need to make your own resurrection set:
- 10 cardboard tissue tubes (or about 4 paper towel tubes, or like 1 wrapping paper tube)
- 1 empty (square) tissue box
- Glue or a stapler
- Something to color them with (optional)
- Resurrection Set Printables
All you do is print the pages provided from this post, color them, cut them out, and glue them around toilet paper tubes. The cutting is very easy… if you want it to be. For the most part, just cut around the outside lines. If you want something to stick out from the sides (like Jesus’ arms or the angels’ wings) you can cut them out around the edges and let them flap free from the sides of the tubes.
The tomb is cut out and glued to the top of a tissue box. This part could actually stand alone as an empty tomb craft for Easter. The rock and tomb print on the same page. I used a brad to attach our rock so that we can swing it open or closed. I found brads in the scrapbooking section of our craft store. Cut the hole out of the middle of the tomb and glue it over the open hole in your tissue box, and turn it on it’s side. This makes a tomb you can actually place Jesus in.
The cross definitely needs to be cut free, so on that one I provided dotted lines to cut on.
The linen cloths can just be folded to stand up and placed inside the tissue box.
I wanted my Resurrection Set to hold up a little longer than our nativity set did, so I painted them with watercolor paints, laminated them from the top with contact paper, and then cut them out. I didn’t laminate them on the backs because they just glued around the cardboard tubes anyway. It would have been easier to attach them in the back with a stapler, but I couldn’t find mine, so I used glue and held them in place with clothes pins until they dried. Now, here are the printables so you can make your own resurrection set!
You can use this set as an interactive way to teach your kids the story of the Resurrection! If you’d like to use this as a religious Montessori activity for kids, I made a printable resurrection story for kids that you can use. Read the story aloud to your kids while you act it out with the pieces. I have included all the pieces you need for this biblical story. When you’re done teaching with it, use it as a religious Easter mantle display! 😉
You can also print this Resurrection set for free in Color!
The colored set is available on my new special page for those who are subscribers of Catholic Icing! If you’ve already made yourself a friend of Catholic Icing by subscribing, just look to the bottom of this post in your reader or email, and you’ll find a link to the “Subscriber Bonus Page”.
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These pages are my own artwork and are free for any not-for-profit use by individuals, families, or educational organizations. Copies may not be sold, reproduced for profit, or published by anyone but me. If you’d like to post this calendar for others to find, I would ask that you link to my post and rather than my individual downloads because their location may change. When printing or running copies, please do not remove my website from the bottom of the page. Thanks!
Do you prefer to just buy the color Resurrection set instead?
You can purchase it right now for just $2.00. There will be an immediately download pop-up, as well as an email with a link to download that will arrive just a bit after your purchase.Pin It