How To Make A Yarn Doll Angel

I have loved yarn dolls since I was a little girl, and this Christmas I was in the mood to make some with my kids to share this timeless craft with them! Here's the angel we made. Supplies Needed To Make A Yarn Doll: Yarn (about 30 Yards per doll. Perhaps a bit more for dolls with dresses, and a bit less for dolls with legs.) A book or piece of cardboard Scissors Supplies … [Read more...]

Soft Manger For Baby Jesus Yarn Craft

It's traditional during Advent for children to have an empty manger for Baby Jesus. Each time they do a good deed, they get to place a piece of "straw" in the manger and make a soft bed for Baby Jesus by Christmas day. Here's a craft you can do for your kids to participate in this fun tradition! Materials Needed To Make This Craft: A popsicle stick (We used the "craft spoons" size, … [Read more...]

Yarn Wrapped Star: Ornament Craft For Kids

This is a fun craft for kids, easy to make, makes a good gift, and unlike many of the Christmas crafts (example:reindeer) floating around, and star points to the true meaning of Christmas... our Lord Jesus Christ! :-) This would also make an excellent craft for the epiphany! Materials Needed For Your Yarn Wrapped Star: Yarn: any color (Variegated yarn is fun) Popsicle sticks … [Read more...]

Easy St. Nicholas Day Brownies For Catholic Kids

This time of year, Little Debbie comes out with Santa shaped brownies, and they're actually cut in a way that resembles quite closely the miter's hat of St. Nicholas.   All these brownies need is a little cross on the miter. This would be easily added with a tiny tube of white icing! I actually had some cross shaped candies from last Easter that put on our hats. Voila! St. Nicholas … [Read more...]

How To Celebrate St. Nicholas Day; Ideas, Printables, and More!

Many Catholic children around the world celebrate St. Nicholas day! It is said that there were three poor girls that could not get married because they had no dowry, and St. Nicholas came and secretly left three purses of gold for them at night. So the tradition of leaving out shoes to be filled with gifts was born of a generous stranger leaving presents for those in need. A great way … [Read more...]

Printable Advent Countdown Calendar For Catholic Kids

Advent is almost upon us and this year I have something extra special to share with you- a printable countdown calendar for your kids! And it's FREE for the first 3 days, so download yours and share the link NOW! On the first Sunday of Advent, the download is going to cost $1. Welcome to Catholic Icing- a place where you can find fun resources for Catholic kids year round! If you would like to … [Read more...]

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...]

Advent Guilt: Should You Hold On Or Let Go?

Whoever puts up their Christmas tree last wins the "Best Catholic" award! Wait, was it a competition? No one told me! Before I stared Catholic Icing, I had no idea there were people that waited until Christmas Eve to put up their tree. The more I run in Catholic circles, I find that a lot of families take waiting during the entire Advent season very seriously. This is not something I grew … [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...]

How To Draw A Chalk Pastel Nativity {Leonardo da Vinci Style}

Through our Charlotte Mason method of education, we study 3 artists per year, and we are currently studying Leonardo da Vinci. I thought I would share our Christmas project with you- a nativity drawn in da Vinci's style. This projects is very easy and simple, so no stress on mom. ;-) Supplies Needed To Draw Your Own Nativity: Brown paper (We used cut up grocery bags. You could … [Read more...]