So the recipe for the salt dough I used is:
4 Cups of Flour
1 Cup of Salt
1 1/2 Cups of Water
Mix all the ingredients kneading to a playdough type consistency, adding additional water if necessary to get right consistency for molding.
Take the tin can and form the dough around the can and out the side and back forming a "mound" of sorts (good cue to talk about the Mound Builders here!). If you mold it so that the dough goes out gradually sloping from the can - then it will allow for you to remove the can after you bake it. It's not necessary to remove the can but if you want to then you need to consider that as you mold the "tomb". Form a boulder to cover the opening. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until appears to be dried/hardened slightly. Then let it cool and paint and embellish as you see fit.
For Jesus - you can use the wooden craft sticks that remind me of the ice cream spoons you would get with those little round individual ice creams that you pop the stop off and eat. They're wider at the top, short and more narrow at the bottom. The kids took markers and colored pencils and drew Jesus face on them. Then we took gauze and laid it out adding old sage and parsley spices I had with glue sticks to hold it in place. Then the kids wrapped up their Jesus. We cut a separate piece for the headdress as well. :)
|Even Mason enjoyed doing this project today!|
|We added our spices to our gauze with glue as we "prepared" our cloths to cover Jesus for burial.|
|Hot glued the crosses to the back of the "tomb"|
|Celebrated with some delicious fun foods!|
|AWESOME BUNNY By our very own ERIN!!|