Indeed, He is risen!
I have been looking for ways to encourage sustained celebration for the full 50 days of Easter! You may have seen my 50 DIY Kinder Surprise Eggs.
Although I have made a couple Jesus crafts like our Wooden Painted Saint series and our TY Doll Makeovers, I decided that I needed an Egg Carton Jesus to round out my growing collection of Egg Carton Saints!
Following the same method I used to make Mother Mary, I cut 7 egg cups from an egg carton and trimmed them for various shapes. The head is comprised of 2 cups cut at about 3/4″, while the body pieces are cut at about 1″. It’s important that the top and bottom pieces of the head and body are cut to the same height with a straight line so that they can match up nicely for a close-to-smooth seam. I tend to trim the pieces like the hair and beard and then fit them to the head to determine additional trimming. I glue the pieces of the head and body together and then paint all the components.
The beard and the hair fit rather snugly to the head without glue. I glued the head (with beard and hair) to the body, after I glued the red stole in place. I painted some flat pieces of egg carton with white and then used a hole punch for the perfect little circles for the eyes. I used the flat end of a paint brush for the brown pupils. I used a toothpick dipped in black paint for the mouth. I painted on a layer of clear varnish for the shiny, durable finish.
Watch for future posts about how our Egg Carton Jesus will help us celebrate the 50 Days of Easter!