Okay, hi. I am actually really (really!) excited to share this project with you today: Easter Resurrection Set, free printable. It here for you to print, color and display this Easter Season. It is much like a nativity set, which we all set out at Christmas, only this set celebrates the miracle of Easter.
Before I go any further though, I have to say a word of thanks to my son, Gus. He is just shy of 3 years old, but without him this project would have never happened (and where would we be then?). A few nights away I started tinkering away at this, drawing out some angels on my computer. My husband has been in the Philippines for work the last 2 weeks, so my evenings solo, and I just like to keep busy. It didn’t really turn out, and I went to sleep frustrated, ready to never look at those files again. But, I forgot to put my computer away and first thing in the morning my little Gus found my computer (as kids do) and somehow turned it on (as kids also seem to be able to do) and saw the half finished angel. He cooed with delight. “Pretty, mom,” he said. “Me color please mom, with water paint?” I looked over his shoulder at what I had done and I thought, “you know what, hum, that might be okay.” And so I finished it, painted a set, as did my kids, and now we have an Easter Resurrection Set in our home, as I hope you will too soon!
And so, here’s what I’ve created. For your Easter celebration I have created 6 pages of free printables. All you have to do is print (on cardstock is best) and then color (I used watercolor), cut, and glue on some simple stands. The drawing are simple. I don’t pretend to be an artist, but I think you can tell who is who. In case I’m wrong, here is the cast of characters in this Easter Resurrection Set:
Jesus—Mary His Mother—Mary Magdalene
Angel 1—Angel 2—Peter—Roman Soldier
I also created an Empty Tomb and Empty cross for the set.
How did I do? Did you recognize them? I know that more people were there, but I thought this was a good start. Maybe for next Easter I will create more characters to add to your Easter Resurrection Set!
For now, here are the free printables you will need to complete this project. The links to the PDF’s are located below.
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And finally, a word about making the character stand up. This can be done in any number of ways–you can Mod Podge them onto small pieces of wood, attach them to a jar/candle holder, or do as I did, and just use a simple rectangle of cardstock hot-glued to the back. Below is a picture of what I mean:
All I did is cut a rough rectangle of cardstock, fold in the two side and glue the center section to the back of the figure, making sure that the bottom of the figure and the bottom of the stand were lined up. If need be, I also slightly trimmed the bottom of each folded side so that they angled up, just slightly. There is an example of the stand I used on the Roman Soldier sheet, if this was at all confusing, which I’m sure it was.
There you have it! You are just a few printed sheets, some coloring and creativity from having a Easter Resurrection Set in your house this Spring.
PS–if you do happen to print and make your own resurrection set this Easter I would LOVE it if you’d snap a picture and send it to me (nancy(dot)verly(at)gmail(dot)com) or shared it on my Facebook page. Pretty Please!!
Ohhh, and if you are looking for some more Christian ways to celebrate Easter, check out this huge roundup I put together:
30 Christian Easter Projects