Here’s a neat Easter activity that we did in the kitchen tonight, to illustrate Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Read Matthew 27:57-61
1. Unroll a package of crescent rolls. A crescent roll represents the burial cloths that Jesus was wrapped in.
2. Take one large marshmallow, which represents Jesus, and dip it in melted butter. This represents the oils of embalming. (Jackson wanted to draw a face and body on the marshies, but I said no.)
3. Now dip the buttered marshmallow in cinnamon and sugar, representing the spices used to anoint His body.
4. Wrap up the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll — not like a typical crescent roll, but bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside. This symbolizes the wrapping of Jesus’ body after death. (Jack placed them on the cookie sheet in the shape of a cross ... and the two in the top corners are “nails.”)
5. Bake according to package directions. The oven represents the tomb; pretend like it's three days!
6. Let the rolls cool slightly.
7. Open them up, and discover that Jesus is no longer there — HE IS RISEN!!!
Now read Matthew 28:5-8
They really did taste heavenly. With this combination of crescent rolls, butter, sugar and marshmallow, I'm sure this is how Paula Deen celebrates Easter too!