How to Make Resurrection Eggs

I want my children to know the Easter story.  I want them to be able to tell it to me and know it in their heart.  I have seen Resurrection eggs for sale and liked them, but found them to be a little pricey.  I have seen some people make them on their own, but they included fun little objects for each of the eggs.  I’ll be honest, that just sounded like too much work.  Plus, it was going to be difficult to do for each of my 3 children because I knew they would each want their own set!
I decided other people might have this same situation, so I set out to make a download that everyone could use if they just:
  • printed these two pages
  • found 12 plastic eggs
  • kept (or emptied) an egg carton
Ok, ready for the easy directions?

1. print the free download (Click here to print.)

If possible, print on card stock to make them sturdier.  The first page contains the 12 cards you will use to tell the Easter story.  Each card has the picture and word(s) to describe that part of the story.  The second page has a short version of the Easter story to tell to your children when they open the corresponding eggs. 

2.  cut out the 12 cards

I like to use a paper trimmer to cut them, but scissors would work fine too.  (This is the paper trimmer I have.)

 **3.  totally optional–laminate the cards**

I like to laminate mine because I have a laminator and it makes the cards sturdier.  However, this step is optional because you have this download to print as many as you need if something happens to them!  (I have this laminator and love, love it!)


4. collect 12 plastic, Easter eggs and egg carton

I found a bag of 42 eggs for $1.97 at Walmart.  (I made a set for each of my 3 children.)


5.  write the number on the eggs

I used a permanent marker to write the number on the outside of each egg.  I also like to write the number inside the corresponding spot for each egg in the egg carton if they get dumped out!


6.  put the cards in the eggs

Now you are ready to put the cards inside the correct eggs and snap them shut.

7.  share the Easter story

Have your child open and egg and you tell them the part of the Easter story that goes with that picture.  Next time, have your child tell you the Easter story.
Have you made these before?  Are you going to do them this year?  I’d love to see pics if you make them! 
Linked to: House of Hepworths, Gluesticks, Thrifty 101, Making it with Allie, The 36th Avenue, Grateful Belly

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  1. Thanks!! This version is so much easier than the ones I’ve seen before! We were gifted one a few years ago that had handmade miniatures of everything – the crown of thorns, His robe, etc. I’ve been too intimidated to try one for ourselves since then!

  2. Anjanette-Yeah, I am glad you like it! I really wanted a set, but I needed EASY. :)

  3. I am featuring you tomorrow. Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Just found you on Pinterest….I am in charge of Sunday School at our church and I love this idea. I think I’m going to make up a set for each family!!! Thanks a bunch for sharing your great idea!!!

    • Mary,
      I love that you can use this! Make as many as you need–the more the merrier! :) Thanks for stopping in.

    • We are using this for after our Easter Egg Hunt at church. The kids are invited to find 12 eggs filled with candy, collect them in an egg carton and then get to take everything home along with your wonderful printables! We are so excited!

  5. Hi there! Downloaded and printed off your printables! My daughter and I are making this tomorrow :) I also featured you on my FB page today!


    • Kara,

      Hello! I am excited that you will be making these. My girls love them and are great at telling the Easter story now! Thanks for the feature. :)

  6. Thank you so much for posting this! I thought they were so expensive and besides I wanted to build my cartoon with the help of my children.
    I want to add that I also printed the Bible passages on the back of the card.
    Thank you so much again and I hope you don’t mind but I featured you on my facebook!

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this! I made each of my boys a set and will be featuring them on my blog with a link to you!

  8. Thanks for making this. I’m excited to share it with my almost 3 year old tonight. She even helped me put it together.

  9. I was talking to my mom about this (she used to do it when she taught Sunday School YEARS ago). I wanted to do something similar this week with our children’s class & this is perfect! Thanks for posting & I’m SO glad I found your post on Pinterest!

  10. I made these tonight for my 2 year old daughter. I was moved to tears by her compassion for Jesus and her ability to understand something so amazing. When we got to the crown of thorns she said, “We don’t want to poke Jesus.” (She calls briars and thorns “pokeys.”) These eggs are a great teaching tool!!!

  11. i want to thank you so much for creating such an easy and budget friendly way to make a set of Resurrection Eggs. I particularly liked that this set didn’t focus on the brutal elements of the Crucifixion. I realize the Easter story has a lot of gory painful elements and it’s important to understand them to fully grasp the sacrifice, but I didn’t find them age appropriate for my four year old at this time. Your set was PERFECT! It was priceless watching her open all the eggs and set out the little papers to tell the story to my husband. Thank you so much for sharing your work and creativity with us.

  12. Emily,

    These are fantastic! I plan to make these for my 3 kids and take it to our church for a craft that the kids can take home. What a great idea. Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together! I shared and pinned it!

  13. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. Thank you!

  14. Thank you for this! We will be doing this as an advent chain instead of eggs. I was running out of time to come up with verses, so this is perfect! We will cut out the pictures and glue them onto strips of paper for the chain. Thanks again!

  15. Cristina Polk says:

    Thank you so much for this!

  16. Thanks you for sharing your printable for resurrection eggs. I wanted to do them this year and was worried that I didn’t have enough time to pull everything together. Thanks to you it was a snap.

  17. Love this idea (and love the font here!) I am going to teach this tomorrow for Children’s Church and send parents home with their own “kit” to make their own set at home!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Lindsey @


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