Monday, 18 April 2022

Eastingle?

At our holiday club, we made Easter Gardens- that wasn't unusual, the idea has been around for years. Some people call the "Resurrection Gardens" or "Grace Gardens. Each child had a foil dish, 
playdough 'earth', plastic flowers and greenery, and fabric/foil to make paths, ponds and lawns.
I had some packs leftover, so I asked Rosie if she'd like to make one. She did that, and a scratch-art cross, writing "Jesus 💓 everyone" - then she asked for another garden pack.
This time she used the materials in a completely new way -
she called it an "Easter Ball". As far as I know, Rosie has never been to a Christingle Service, but Id call it an "Eastingle"
  • first she made a ball from playdough [representing the stone rolled away from the tomb
  • then she put two strips of foil round the ball, in a cross shape, to represent Jesus cross.
  • then she put the flowers to represent the garden where the tomb was, and new life. 
  • She balanced it in a plastic food tray, and tucked one of the 'Jesus is alive' tags behind. 

I think this is a pretty cool idea!

Before I forget- a huge thankyou to all of you who joined in this year's Lent Reflections - writers, readers, and those who added their comments. So many challenging thoughts. I do hope you appreciated these posts as much as I did.




8 comments:

  1. A second to your thank you. I didn't contribute this year and I didn't leave many comments, but I enjoyed the various contributions. Always thought provoking.

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  2. Rosie is so creative! Takes after her Grandma, I think. :) Thank you for sharing your Lent Reflections posts with us, Angela. I enjoyed reading them.

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  3. I love the idea of the Eastingle!

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  4. How lovely that Rosie came up with her own interpretation of the story of Easter morning! I, too, enjoyed the Lenten reflections.

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