I blogged about this last year, so instead of reinventing the wheel, I'll just link you to the 2 posts with the instructions.
Part 1 is making the salt dough tombs (seriously so easy, there's only 4 ingredients!)
and Part 2 is painting the tombs and making a Jesus figure and 2 guards out of pipe cleaners.
I'm no crafter, so trust me when I tell you how easy these are. Be sure to click on Part 2 and look at the last three photos. This will give you an idea of the finished product.
We haven't baked our tombs yet this year, but we did make the Jesus's and guards last night. A few snapshots of the evening...
(Notice what Livia is holding in her right hand below? Jesus was firmly grasped for the rest of the evening and made several appearances on the swings and slide). ;-)
We have added SOMETHING NEW to our yearly tradition that I think my kids will love! After Jesus rises from the tomb on Easter Sunday, we are going to keep him for 40 days (the number of days Jesus was on earth before ascending into Heaven). On the 40th day, we will attach our Jesus's to balloons for a heavenly send-off!!! :-)
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter! xo