My Mom thought it would be a good idea to share this wonderful idea with you all. We found it on the "Holy Heroes" website, which we visit often during the Liturgical seasons.
This (not edible) 'Crown of Thorns' represents Jesus Christ's pain during His Passion. Every time you, or a family member, do a good deed, you're able to pull a tooth pick out. The goal is to have them all gone by the end of Lent!!! The idea is to take Jesus' pain away as you do these good deeds. I think it's fun for kids (and grown ups) to see how well they did, and what they accomplished during Lent!!! :)
4 c. flour
1 c. salt
Water (however much you need to make it like a soft clay)
Preheat to 350 degrees.
STEP 1: Mix salt and flour together...
STEP 2: Add water to dry ingredients.
STEP 3: Lay it out on the counter and separate it into three pieces, and roll them to get ready to make a braid.
STEP 4: Braid it as best you can... and make into a circle!!!
(as you can see it's not very easy to make it look nice) :)
STEP 5: Put about 40 tooth picks into the braid...
and bake for an hour, or until golden brown.
Then you can put it in the center of your table for the rest of Lent!!! :)