Our House of Curls has been enjoying the signs of spring in our front yard: beautiful flowers blooming, green grass growing, bees buzzing and fruit blooms popping up. We are so excited about the yummy veggies and fruits that we will get to enjoy this summer!
With the arrival of spring, also comes Easter! We love celebrations in our house and take full advantage of the fun activities that come with them.
Tempera paint or fingerpaint
First, choose a design. Since it is Easter, I used a cross. Using the tape, construct your design on the paper:
Let your child paint all around the tape. You can use brushes or if you're adventurous, let them use their fingers:
Let the paint fully dry:
Lastly, carefully pull the tape from the paper:
My girlies loved this and were so surprised that the cross was "hiding" under the paint!
What an amazing story; the Gospel story of Jesus Christ! I am so thankful that we can celebrate both His death and His resurrection, not just this weekend, but every day of our lives. I have heard Jeremy Riddle's song, "Sweetly Broken" several times this week and it has honestly brought me to tears a few times thinking about what Christ endured at the cross for me. He suffered, was shamed, beaten, and hung on a cross for me. And yet, how quickly I forget and forsake Him for the crappy things of this world! It breaks me and makes me long to be more like Him. I want to love Him, and not people; Pursue Him, and not fame; Desire Him, and not time for myself; Praise Him, and not a silly image that fades.
Happy Easter everyone! May you find yourself resting at the cross and in the great love of Christ!
by Jeremy Riddle
To the cross I look.
To the cross I cling.
Off its suffering I do drink.
Of its work I do sing.
On it my Savior, both bruised and crushed,
showed that God is love, and God is just.
At the cross You, beckon me,
draw me gently to my knees and I am,
lost for words so, lost in love I'm
sweetly broken, wholly surrendered.
What a priceless gift,
undeserved life have I been given,
through Christ crucified.
You've called me out of death.
You've called me into life.
And I was under Your wrath,
now through the cross, I'm reconciled.
In awe of the cross I must confess,
how wondrous Your redeeming love
and how great is Your faithfulness!