Next we made a crown of thorns out of a salt/flour dough. I found this idea in so many places, that I really can't give credit to anyone. It turned out great....except...we can't get the toothpicks out! The idea is that you remove one of the toothpicks (symbolizing our sins) from the crown each time you do a good deed or sacrifice. So, I guess we'll try again tomorrow!
|Our plan is to remove all the thorns with our good deeds and sacrifices. Once all of the thorns are removed, we'll begin adding flowers to turn it into a resurrection crown. Hopefully I'll remember to post a picture of it after Easter.|
Lastly, for supper I made Mardi Gras pancakes. (another idea taken from Catholic Icing...LOVE that site!) I made my pancakes as usual and then added some food coloring to have gold, green, and violet pancakes. I didn't want to go nuts on the food coloring and my pancakes are whole wheat, so the colors weren't as vibrant as I had hoped. But, the children got the idea.
|Joseph thought it was cool!|
|Eleanor wasn't so sure about green pancakes!|
I hope that you are all ready for your Lenten journey to begin. May God bless you these next weeks and help you to grow closer to His son Jesus.