Saturday, March 26, 2011

Telling the Story of Easter with Jelly Beans

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My mom gave us this book a few years ago.  It's a sturdy and sparkly little board book called My Easter Basket by Mary Manz Simon.  My Easter Basket teaches children the Easter story through the colors found in their Easter baskets.  As you can see, my kids were pretty happy about today's craft!  (This expression is called "One more picture and I'll let you eat your treats!)  I found the idea for this craft/treat here.

Here's what you'll need to make these miniature baskets:

Ice cream cones
Multi-colored twizzlers
Jelly beans in the following colors:
green, purple, red, white, brown, yellow*

*You can substitute the colors you are missing with a brown cone, etc.

Here's what the colors stand for:

green:  palm leaves
purple:  wine
red:  Jesus died for us because he loves us
brown:  the tomb
white:  the angel who announced "He is risen!"
yellow:  the bright son that reminds us what God has done

To make these I basically just bend the licorice in half and tuck it into the cone.
Then fill it with jelly beans.  You can also cut small holes in the sides and poke the licorice through.

Here is another Jelly Bean Poem you can use with this craft in a similar way.

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  1. If only I was half a crafty!! I will have to do a project like this with my babies, Joss. Thanks for the idea :))

  2. they look happy-identical!

  3. I love those ice cream cone baskets. So cute!

  4. ooo these look fantastic!!! We are going to be making Resurrection Eggs this coming week! :)

  5. Hi! My name is Aubrie and I have a blog called A Mama B's Crafts & Recipes, and I just started a General Conference Idea Linky Party and would like to invite you to come join in and link up any crafts, recipes or ideas you have for General Conference this year :o)


    Aubrie @

  6. Great family home evening idea. Thanks

  7. you are so creative in teaching the gospel...nice job Jocelyn.

  8. You are so, so clever! You should probably publish a book with all these ideas for teaching the gospel in fun ways. Your creations are out of the ordinary.


  9. Cute kids, they look like you. It must be fun for them to have these projects to do.

  10. I was cleaning out a closet today and found THIS BOOK!!!!!!! I am so excited. I've bought all the goodies to make the baskets for FHE this Thursday with my family and Bethany. I can't wait.

  11. Oh my goodness, what a cute idea!

  12. I commented on your Best Easter Books for Children post.