Making an Easter Mountain
Making the Dough
4 c. flour
1 1/2 c. water
1 1/2 c. salt
1 Tbs. oil
Mix ingredients and knead. Add small amounts of
water as needed until the texture is right.
1. Use two backyard sticks bound together
with twine to make a cross about five or six inches
2. Shape the whole lump of play dough into a
mountain. The size will be determined by the volume
of your play dough. Leave an opening on one side
into the “cave” that will represent the tomb, using
your fist or a soup can to hold the space open.
3. Press the cross into the top of the
mountain to form a hole deep enough to stand the
cross in. Make the hole a bit larger than the
actual stick circumference because the hole will
get smaller as the mountain bakes. Set the cross
4. Twist toothpicks into the dough or press
fork tines randomly around on the hill to make
“footholds” for chenille stick people.
5. Press the rock that will cover the tomb
against the opening, to shape a better fit. Set
the stone aside.
6. Bake at 250° for four to five hours. When
cooled, color as desired with paint or markers
The girls had leaves prepared for Jesus to enter!