DIY Resurrection Eggs with Free Printable


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Easter is such a special time of celebration! And we love Spring, bunnies, chicks, dirt, all of the things, but it’s important to our family to keep Christ in the center of our Easter celebrations. So, I decided to start a new tradition by making DIY resurrection eggs with free printables to help our children learn about Jesus’ crucifixion, death, and resurrection. The entire reason we even celebrate Easter. Even my older kids enjoy this Easter activity! And of course, since I was doing this for our family I went ahead and turned this into a free printable for you to use with your family! Using these free printables for resurrection eggs is a great way to share this important story of Jesus with your children. 


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What Are Resurrection Eggs?

Resurrection eggs help share the story of Easter with your children in a fun, unique, and creative way and can help encourage conversations about the true meaning of Easter. They are generally a set of 12 plastic eggs that are typically used for candy during Easter egg hunts. However, instead of each egg having candy inside, each egg contains a part of the Easter story. This activity is a great family tradition that young children and older children will enjoy!

How to Download Free Resurrection Egg Printables

Downloading these DIY resurrection eggs free printables is easy! Just drop your e-mail address below and the printable files will be sent straight to your inbox. You’ll have access to my entire free printable library too! Please remember, these printables are for personal use only. But you can print as many as you need for your household, Sunday school class, or classrooms.

Free printable for how to make resurrection eggs displayed on table with plastic easter eggs.

Supplies for Your Own Resurrection Eggs

Besides a few plastic Easter eggs, there’s really no additional cost to make your own DIY Resurrection Eggs with these free printables!

  • Egg Carton
  • Easter Story Free Printables
  • White cardstock or regular printer paper
  • Laminator (optional)
  • Laminating sheets (optional)
  • Hole punch (optional)
  • 12 Plastic Easter Eggs or Wooden Eggs
  • Black Permanent Marker
  • Rubber band (optional)
  • Keyring (optional)

Although this free printable includes everything you need to fill your eggs, you have the option to use another small item for each egg, like any of the following items:

  • Leaf
  • Cracker
  • Sponge
  • Silver Coins
  • Flower
  • Feather
  • Twigs
  • Nails
  • Plastic Soldier
  • Small Cross
  • Clean Linen Cloth
  • Leave the 12th egg empty to represent the empty tomb

How to Make Resurrection Eggs

  1. Gather all supplies.
  2. Print the free printable pages either on cardstock or regular printer paper.
  3. Laminate if you choose.
  4. Cut out the 12 circles of the free printable.
  5. Cut out the 12 story cards.
  6. Number plastic eggs with a permanent marker, and label them 1-12.
  7. Place the symbol in the corresponding egg.
  8. Place all eggs in an egg carton.
  9. You can rubber band or keyring the story cards together.

Bible Verses for Resurrection Story

Resurrection eggs displayed in egg carton with free printable.

Palm Sunday – Matthew 21:9

On the next day, when the great crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, and cried out: “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the king of Israel.

Last Supper – Matthew 26:26-28

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.

Feet Washing – John 13:5

Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and dry them with the towel around his waist.

Betrayal – Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” They paid him thirty pieces of silver, and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over.

Gethsemane – Matthew 26:36, 39

Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will.”

Denial – Matthew 26:31-34

Then Jesus said to them, “This night all of you will have your faith in me shaken, for it is written: ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be dispersed’; but after I have been raised up, I shall go before you to Galilee.” Peter said to him in reply, “Though all may have their faith in you shaken, mine will never be.” Jesus said to him, “Amen, I say to you, this very night before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.”

Crown of Thorns – Matthew 24:27-29

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus inside the praetorium and gathered the whole cohort around him. They stripped off his clothes and threw a scarlet military cloak about him. Weaving a crown out of thorns, they placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”

Death – Luke 23:44-46

It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon because of an eclipse of the sun. Then the veil of the temple was torn down the middle. Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”; and when he had said this he breathed his last.

Soldiers – Mark 15:39

When the centurion who stood facing him saw how he breathed his last he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”

It Is Finished – Luke 23:48-49

When all the people who had gathered for this spectacle saw what had happened, they returned home beating their breasts; but all his acquaintances stood at a distance, including the women who had followed him from Galilee and saw these events.

Burial – Matthew 27:57-60

When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph, who was himself a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be handed over. Taking the body, Joseph wrapped it in clean linen and laid it in his new tomb that he had hewn in the rock. Then he rolled a huge stone across the entrance to the tomb and departed.

Resurrection – Luke 24:4-6

While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them. They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. They said to them, “Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day.”

Child holding first resurrection egg open.

How Do You Use DIY Resurrection Eggs Free Printables?

Now that you have your resurrection eggs assembled, you might be wondering exactly what to do with them. There are a number of ways to use these. Here are a couple of ideas, but be creative and find something your family will enjoy! The important part is that you share the true Easter story with them!

  1. The first way you can use them is to hide the resurrection eggs with other eggs for an Easter egg hunt. Once all the eggs are found, place the resurrection eggs in a carton and allow each child to take turns opening an egg and reading the corresponding scripture card until all 12 eggs have been opened.
  2. Another way you can use them is to use them 12 days before Easter Sunday and open one a day.
  3. Additionally, use the included scripture cards to meditate on during Holy Week.

FAQS About DIY Resurrection Eggs Free Printables

What are the 12 items in resurrection eggs?

There are several different options that can be used for your DIY resurrection eggs like the free printables that are in this blog post or other small items. For example, use a leaf, cracker, sponge, silver coins, flower, feather, twigs, nails, plastic soldier, wooden cross, and clean linen cloth, and leave the last empty to represent the empty tomb.

How do you tell the resurrection story?

Using scriptures from the 4 gospels along with the 12 eggs is a simple and easy way to tell your children about the resurrection story.

Books to Read for Easter

We love reading aloud and this is the perfect opportunity to read aloud to your children and share the real meaning of Easter with them. Here are some of our favorites to read during Easter:

More Easter Activities

I hope you enjoy sharing the good news of Christ’s resurrection with your family and friends through these Resurrection Eggs! Be sure to follow along on Pinterest so you don’t miss a post!

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How to Make Resurrection Eggs

How to Make Resurrection Eggs

Celebrate the true meaning of Easter and hold the important conversations with these Resurrection Eggs.


  • Egg Carton
  • Easter Story Free Printables
  • White cardstock or regular printer paper
  • 12 Plastic Easter Eggs or Wooden Eggs
  • Black Permanent Marker
  • Rubber band (optional)
  • Keyring (optional)


  • Laminator (optional)
  • Laminating sheets (optional)
  • Hole punch


  1. Cut out the 12 story cards.
  2. Number plastic eggs with permanent marker 1-12.
  3. Place the symbol in the corresponding numbered egg.
  4. Place all eggs in egg carton.
  5. You can rubber band or keyring the story cards together.

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  1. I’ve signed up for the Newsletter and sent in my email for the resurrection eggs printout but I haven’t received it yet. Could you help out? thanks!

    1. Hi, Summer! I’m sorry you did not receive the download. I just sent the link to your e-mail. Please let me know if you have any further issues. Thank you!

  2. Hi Nicolette!
    I signed up with my email. I specifically am interested in the graphic-badges + the square story cards. My son is older + those are a little young for him. However, I’m not seeing a download for those?

    1. Sorry for the delay, it’s possible the email with the download went to your junk email. I will send you an email with the attachment to print. Thank you!

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