Holidays In Handprints- A DIY Christmas Treasury For Catholic Children

I created a printable book that is a special Christmas treasury for Catholic kids, and the pages are illustrated by your child and his or her handprints. :-) (For those of you familiar with my products, it's the Advent/Christmas counterpart to Holy Week In Handprints.) Each handprint picture is designed to be loads of fun, and easy to replicate! Even the youngest of children can participate … [Read more...]

Free Printable Scripture Thanksgiving Handprint Craft

I've been working on a new project that I'm really excited about and I wanted to share a preview {and a freebie!} with all of you for Thanksgiving! So a handprint turkey is a classic, but I have mixed it here with a printable that includes a thankful scripture. It includes a scripture, in fact, that Catholics are going to instantly recognize from singing it in Mass their whole lives. :-) … [Read more...]

Coloring Your Own Advent Candles The Easy Way

This year, we made our own Advent Candles again... this time from dripping crayons with the hair dryer! Finding Advent candles is always a challenge for Catholics this time of year. Pink and purple aren't typical Christmas colors, so they can be hard to hunt down. Sometimes they have the packs of taper candles, but they have trouble lasting the whole season. And ordering or finding pink … [Read more...]

Heirloom Draw-On Tablecloth: A Holiday Tradition Idea For Your Family

This tablecloth that we draw on is a family tradition my mom started last year, and it's been a huge hit! At holidays, my mom brings out her white tablecloth, along with a baggie of sharpie markers, and everyone adds a little bit to the tablecloth, along with their name and the year. It's really fun to add to, and also fun to see the pictures from holidays past! Updated To Answer … [Read more...]

Day of the Dead Arts and Crafts Roundup

All Souls' Day is coming up on November 2- this is also known as the Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos). I love all the colorful skulls used to celebrate this day in Mexico! I'm a really colorful person- I know... total shocker! :-P You can read more about the Day of the Dead as a Catholic celebration here. I love these painted sugar skull rocks from Color Me Happy! I think kids … [Read more...]

Easy To Make Saint-O-Lantern (With Crayon Melting!)

If you're looking for a fun way to celebrate All Saint's Day with your Catholic kids, you have come to the right place! Check out all of my All Saints' Day resources for families here. To make this adorable All Saint's Day pumpkin (that requires no, I repeat NO artistic skill) read on, my friend. :-) Here's a video explaining how to make the Saint-O-Lantern. It's the same info that's in … [Read more...]

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...]