Christian Easter Craft – The Empty Tomb

My 4-year-old gets all of the credit for doing this craft.  I gave him some suggestions (thinking I would need to help him out more than I did), and he just ran with it.

The full instructions can be found here: HE IS RISEN Laced Paper Plate Easter Craft for Kids.

Looking at it now, I realize that I read the instructions quickly and ended up kind of doing our own thing.  Here are our modifications:

  • I folded the plate in half rather than cutting it. It made cutting out the opening a little trickier, but it still worked for us.
  • We used the cutout piece as the rock.  My son taped it to the side.  Originally I had planned to attach it with a brad fastener so it could roll back and forth.
  • My son drew an angel inside – I was planning to find one online and paste it in, but this works too!
  • We didn’t decorate with flowers, but he drew on the front of it to make it look more “stone-like”.
  • He cut out a cross and fastened it to the top.

Overall, it was a fun craft (and kept him occupied while I was working!), and we were able to talk about the true meaning of Easter.

Don’t forget to check out these other Easter crafts:

And don’t forget to check out these great sites for more Easter Crafts!

Happy Easter everyone!


  1. Neat craft idea for Easter for those who are Christian and don't do the other easter stuff.

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