Celebrating the Liturgical Year in November- With Free Calendar Printables

It is my goal here at Catholic Icing to help you actually live your Catholic faith with your children- not to just fill your Pinterest boards with great ideas that never get utilized. I am a mother, just like you. I understand how overwhelming it can be. I know that nothing ever actually gets removed from the mother's "to-do" list. It only gets moved back to the bottom of the list to be done … [Read more...]

Saint Craft For Catholic Kids; Paper Doll Chain Of Saints

All Saints' day is just around the corner! As my kids get older, sometimes they like to do crafty things that are a little more open ended then the in-the-can type of stuff I used to do when they were small. As a result, you will start seeing more open ended crafting here. These paper chain Saint dolls are a perfect example! Lydia wanted to make decorations for All Saints' day, and I … [Read more...]

Explaining Halloween to Catholic Kids- How it Goes With All Saints’ Day, or “All Hallows Eve”

A few days ago, I wrote an article titled "Do Trick-or-Treating and All Saints' Day Go Together?" where I revealed to you that my family goes trick-or-treating dressed as Saints. I view this as being witnesses to the world, and taking back our own Catholic feast day of All Hallows Eve. (In fact, I wrote an article a few years ago about putting the "Hallow" back in "Halloween".) So, how do … [Read more...]

How to Make a No Sew Tutu and Add it to Any Costume for Instant Cuteness!

I will admit to jumping on a band-wagon here. I kept seeing costume after costume come through Pinterest with tutus, and I'm talking way beyond fairies and ballerinas. People are adding tutus to every kind of costume, and it's adorable! I've seen super heros, pirates, clowns, peacocks, ...even fruit costumes that are all sporting tutus! When I saw this Indian costume with a tutu, I knew there was … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Own Angel Wings- The Easy Way

If your kids are dressing up for All Saints' Day, an angel can be a great costume! Easy for girls (just pair a white dress with some wings, and voila!) and an easy costume to talk boys into (since St. Michael wears armor and carries a sword.) My little Violet has asked to be an angel 2 years in a row now, and wings, of course, are vital to an angel costume. The wings were super easy to … [Read more...]

Mini Saint Information Fill-in Page for Children

This is a printable page I made that even small children can use to fill out basic information about any saint. You could also call this a Saint notebooking page, or a Saint writing prompt. We called ours a mini-Saint report. Basically, you can print the blank page, and the student fills in the information on whatever saint they need to. Child Fills In: The Saint's name What he or … [Read more...]

Give Thanks Banner- A DIY Bunting for Thanksgiving

Here is a Thanksgiving craft from my past- a Thanksgiving banner that I made when I was a young. Isn't it cute? It has held up exceptionally well in my mom's attic! I asked her to share her secret for storing this Thanksgiving banner craft. She said she carefully folds is back and forth, then puts it inside a sealed freezer bag. That's it! The basic idea is that you spell out "Give … [Read more...]

Group Costumes Ideas for All Saints’ Day- Saints Who Go Together

I think it's so cute when siblings (or friends) dress up as Saints who go together in groups or pairs! It's adorable, right? I know I've dressed my kids up as saints who go together, and I've seen my friends do it, so I wanted to make a list to help you brainstorm some ideas. So here it is- a list of Saints who were friends, family, or otherwise "go together". Saint Groups The Holy Family! … [Read more...]

Miraculous Medal Craft for Catholic Kids

If you're looking for a cheap, easy, and fun Miraculous Medal craft for kids, you've come to the right place! This craft is made from heavy duty foil, and can be enjoyed by children of all ages! No drawing skills needed- just trace the Miraculous Medal template that's free to download. ;-) The Miraculous Medal has Mary on it (more specifically, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception) as … [Read more...]

Craft a Catholic Table Runner

Last year I made table runners with the Catholic dinner prayer on them as Christmas presents for everyone. These would be perfect to make in fall colors for your Thanksgiving table! Plus, if you're still looking for a homemade Christmas present idea, these were a hit! I was so behind on everything last Christmas that I didn't get pictures of them finished before I mailed them off. *Gasp!* I know, … [Read more...]