This tutorial page is part of the HOLY WEEK CRAFT KIT created by Orthodox Pebbles.
THANK YOU for purchasing the Orthodox Pebbles Holy Week Craft Kit! We are very excited to be doing this Christ-centered creative journey together with you. Please scroll down for some background on today’s theme and for a tutorial on how to do today’s craft.
At church, on Holy Tuesday evening, the Orthros (Matins) service usually takes place in anticipation of the following day. So the themes mentioned on Holy Tuesday evening are actually the ones relevant to Holy Wednesday. The anointing of Christ with myrrh by the woman at Simon’s house in Bethany is among them.
Bible reading: Matthew 26: 6-13
HOLY TUESDAY EVENING – THE WOMAN WHO ANOINTED CHRIST WITH MYRRH AT SIMON’S HOUSE IN BETHANY
PHOTO OF FINISHED CRAFT HERE
You will need:
- The printed template provided in the kit with the decorative labels for this project
- The packet of spices provided in the kit
- A wooden spoon
- Two small containers
- A small strainer
- Lukewarm water
- One or more bottles or jars to store your “perfume” in
- Food coloring and/or glitter (optional)
- A pair of scissors
PHOTO OF MATERIALS HERE
Place the spices in a small container. Crush them with the back of the wooden spoon, then fill the container with lukewarm tap water. Let the mixture infuse for about 10 minutes, then strain it into another container. We had been reading about such “perfume” kid projects and we were skeptical – would using only water, without any other solvents, and no boiling, still work? Yes, it does!
INSTUCTIONS PHOTOS HERE
Pour your finished “perfume” into one or more bottles or jars. You can add a few drops of food coloring or a sprinkle of glitter for visual effect. Cut out shapes and labels from the templates provided. Wipe the bottle(s)/jar(s) well and decorate as you wish. The “perfume” will keep at room temperature for 2-3 days.
FREE ADDITIONAL MATERIAL
We have also created a Holy Week planner and other Holy Week resources that we are offering on our website for free.
- Great Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
- Great and Holy Tuesday, Orthodox Church in America