I've always wanted to do something like this with the kiddos, but due to milk protein allergies, I could not find a dairy free recipe that would work. However, due to Princess and Big Boy growing out of this allergy we can use the Crescent Rolls without a problem. I was excited to see Catholic Cuisine had a simple recipe for the Resurrection Rolls. I copied it here so I would have it for future reference. The kids really enjoyed it.
What you will need:
8 squares of foil (with child's name written on it if desired), sprayed with cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Give each child a triangle of crescent rolls. The crescent roll represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in.
Give each child a marshmallow. This represents Jesus.
Have the child dip the marshmallow in melted butter. This represents the oils of embalming.
Next, have the child dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar. This represents the spices used to anoint the body.
Demonstrate how to wrap up the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll (not like a typical crescent roll up...but bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside). This represents the wrapping of Jesus' body after His death. (Optional: Have each child work on a square of foil with their name written in permanent marker on the foil to easily identify after baking.)
Place on a cookie sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. The oven represents the tomb--pretend that it has been three days!
While waiting for the rolls to bake, use Resurrection Eggs or a child's Picture Bible and tell the story of Christ's Passion and Resurrection.
The rolls will be hollow because the marshmallow melted. While the children enjoy the rolls, explain that knowing Jesus is alive and He loves us feels so good, like the rolls taste good and sweet.