Today’s mini devotional is about Jesus standing trial before Caiaphas & Pilate. There are scriptures, videos and the discussion as the entire week follows this structure. The family activity if you choose to do it is a clay salt dough tomb with instructions listed below. In the kit notes it refers to a recipe card, which isn’t included. Sorry this was a typo. But below lists the recipe I used with a few pictures to illustrate the steps.
Salt Dough Recipe:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
3/4 cup warm water
a few drops of black food coloring (gives stone color)
Mix all ingredients until smooth.
- Place a glass oven-proof bowl (Pyrex) upside down on a cookie sheet.
- Spray it with non-stick spray.
- Roll out the dough to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness.
- Carefully place the rolled dough over the bowl to make a tomb.
- Cut away a door.
- Reshape the door as more of a rounded rock.
- Lay the rock door on the pan like a cookie.
- Bake in a warm oven at lowest setting. I did 100 degrees and baked it for 5-7 hours. Be sure to watch it, every oven is different.
- When it’s dry and cool, remove the tomb from the bowl.
You could also consider creating a mini empty tomb garden in a small pot or vessel using small plants, a bonsai tree, small rocks, tiny flowers, moss, grass, soil and a small piece of natural gauze inside the tomb to represent the cloth they wrapped the Savior’s body left in the tomb. To create the open tomb part, I used a small plastic pot from the nursery and laid it on it’s side, then added the moss over it to create the hill of the tomb.
This guest post was submitted by Aimee Ferre. She grew up in the desert of East Mesa in Arizona, but married a mountain loving Utah boy. She currently lives in Sandy, Utah and is a mom to 3 daughters. She owns a small crafting business where she creates holiday decor and specializes in hand-lettering. You can always find her creating new projects or planning gatherings for friends and family. Follow her on Instagram to see what is currently on her desk or find her at www.aimeeferre.com.