A Gospel diorama is like a Nativity scene for this liturgical season, helping the whole family learn the Easter story.
Do you regret having to put away your Nativity scene, and all the special atmosphere that the Christmas spirit brought into your home? An artist has found an ingenious way to follow the example of Advent and immerse ourselves in the Lent and Easter story, through Gospel dioramas.
The idea is to depict the Gospel readings of the Sundays of Lent and the days of the Easter Triduum with the help of mini figurines or action figures. These scenes help us walk towards Easter with a deeper understanding of the Word of God during Lent. They are especially useful for teaching children.
“These scenes make the Word of God more concrete and accessible to young children,” explains Anne de Neuville, a French artist who, at the request of another creator, Stéphanie Cécillon, began creating Lenten figurines with Air Dry Clay.
Anyone can recreate these dioramas using clay, peg dolls, or Playmobil, LEGO, or other commercially available toys. Creating figures from Air Dry Clay could be a fun Lenten project for crafty families.