DIY Grace Before Meals Table Runner- the easy version!

Last year I made a bunch of table runners with the Catholic dinner prayer on them and I gave them out as Christmas presents. I used a faux batik technique, and they were beautiful, and I love them, but they were a lot of work. I got a lot of suggestions from my readers to try doing the same thing with a bleach pen, and I wanted to make a harvest colored one for Thanksgiving, so I gave it a whirl. … [Read more...]

Crafting Crosses- 1 Wooden Cross 4 Different Ways

I recently shared my cross wall with you, and today I want to share how I crafted some of those crosses myself. :-) You can take one basic wooden crafting cross, and make it into so many different things! Here are 4 ways you can craft a standard wooden crafting cross. Start with a standard wooden crafting cross. You can get these at Michael's or Hobby Lobby or even Wal-Mart for $1 each. … [Read more...]

Colorful Cross Wall- Tips For Making Your Own

I'm such a sucker for beautiful crosses and crucifixes. I actually like to collect them when we go on trips, or sometimes to make them myself. You get to a point where you have a crucifix in every room, and where in the world would you even put another cross? Well... I've come to discover that I far prefer to hang them all together rather than scattering them around. The result is a striking, eye … [Read more...]

Make A Prayer Package- Helping Someone Through Loss, Grief, Or Trauma

When we are close to someone who currently experiencing loss, grief, or trauma, it can be hard to know what to do to help. Sometimes it feels like there is nothing we can do. When I experienced miscarriage and also going through my divorce, I had a lot of people that were amazing and helped tremendously. I also experienced people that meant well, but said or did unhelpful or even hurtful … [Read more...]

Make a Holy Water Bottle Craft with Catholic Kids

We made these Holy Water Bottle Necklaces when Anabelle was Baptized, and this was such a fun craft for Baptism! It got the kids involved, gave them something to look forward to, kept them occupied, and I got to teach the kids about Holy Water. Score! :-) How to Make a Holy Water Bottle Craft Making this Holy Water Bottle Craft was super easy and the kids really enjoyed it! Supplies Needed … [Read more...]

Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord – Bible Craft for Kids

Remember when I was doing my Christian song crafts series? Well, I did more things than I found time to post, and this fun craft was one of those extras. We made this craft based on Psalm 100:1 Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord all the Lands. I love this craft because it says "noise," kids are so noisy, and this is an awesome noisemaker craft. So much noise - joyful noise! Make a Joyful … [Read more...]

How to Set Up a Home Altar: Catholic Home Altar Ideas

In continuing with our series Passing on the Catholic Faith to Your Kids, I wanted to touch on setting up a home altar. When I first heard the term home altar, I felt a little scared. I didn't know what I was doing, and the idea of setting up an official "altar" felt out-of-my-league. Sometimes home altars are also referred to as family altars, prayer tables, or altar tables. Don't let these names … [Read more...]

Pope Activities for Catholic Kids

Here are some fun resources to help you teach your kids about the Pope! Here are some crafts you can find here at Catholic Icing that I've made with my kids when learning about the Pope. (What's really great about crafts is you can get the kids working on them, then talk to them about the Pope while they craft.) Pope puppet- You can make a Pope paper bag puppet using the templates from … [Read more...]

Child Saint Peg Dolls- A List Of Ideas

As ya'll know, I am a BIG fan of Saint peg dolls. We started with a set from a peg doll exchange for Christmas, and the kids loved them. They still play with them nearly every day. (For those of you who think you can't take on the painting, be sure to check out my decoupagable peg dolls- you can find all of my peg doll resources here.) Most recently, we added some child Saints to our peg … [Read more...]

A Guide To Buying Arts and Crafts Supplies for Kids

Back to school time is the perfect time to stock up on arts and crafts supplies! Here are my craft supply recommendations- this post is an oldie, bug a goodie. :-) Decent craft supplies can be the difference between a successful project, and a total flop. When I was an Art major in college, sometimes my supplies cost more than my books. That was back in the day. Now I'm a mom, and I'm always on … [Read more...]