Sunday, February 28, 2016

How to Make a Resurrection Scene Using Salt Dough

I'm dropping in (dangerously so, as my kids are running a bit wild at the moment) to share this craft with you that we are working on together for Easter.

As you know, we like to Talk of Christ and Rejoice in Christ here on this blog and in our home, and we love to do that in hands-on ways. 

That is why I was so excited to see this explanation on how to make salt dough Easter tombs on the blog "Almost Unschoolers".  This activity could not be more simple (not to mention cost-effective!)

Here's what you do:

First gather a bunch of your favorite kids around you and collect the following ingredients:

4 cups flour
2 cups water
1 and 1/2 cups salt
1 Tbsp oil

Mix with a spoon and hands until you've got a nice salt dough.

Then go to town forming your Resurrection scene.  We lined a pan with foil and laid down a base of dough first.

Then we placed an empty can to form/support the hollow part of the tomb and covered it with more salt dough.

Add whatever details you might want (including a stone to "roll away!)

Then put it in the oven at 250 degrees for a few hours until it's firm and sufficiently dried.

As you can see, our stone will cook separately on the pan and be put into place when we are finished.

 We absolutely love to truly CELEBRATE Easter around here, as Christ and His resurrection and Atonement are the reason for our hope.  Hope for a better life.  Hope for 2nd chances.  Hope to live together forever again as a family when this life is finished.

There is so much to be happy about when we see our lives through the vision that God has for us...and Easter is a great time to remember that.

This Easter, in addition to all the fun activities I have planned to do with my children, we will be participating in a celebration of Forever Families.  

Each day there is a fun family history challenge to do...You can play along and access a TON of links about Easter and Family history at the #MyForeverFamily 30 Day Challenge page, which is being hosted by Chicken Scratch-n-Sniff and 15 other bloggers including me!  

Keep checking back here and there to see what we are doing throughout the month and maybe add your two-cents and testimony as well!

Whatever you do, have a HAPPY EASTER, EVERYONE!!


  1. what excellent inspiring ideas as usual!

  2. Fun activity. I remember making one of these many moons ago. You guys did a far better job!


  3. What a great fun hands on activity! Thank you so much for sharing!