Baby Present Ideas for the Mother Who Already Has Everything

It's bound to happen in our awesome, Catholic, no-birth-control-using circles, right? You have a friend that's having a baby, and it's number 2, 3, 4, or 12. You love her and want to get something to celebrate this new life, and that's great! Trust me, there are plenty of things you need or want for your second baby that you don't already have. (Keep in mind, this list is coming from someone who … [Read more...]

A Meaningful Baptism Gift Idea

It's so hard to find just the right present for a Baptism. Something that will be meaningful (especially if you are the Godparent) but nothing too "trinkety" that doesn't have a place in a house. If you're looking for a special gift for your Godchild, I think you'll like this idea. I had seen people bringing their own shells for baptisms (rather than using the one at the church), but I … [Read more...]

Bible Craft for the Letter D – Dove with Olive Branch

We are continuing our Bible Alphabet craft series, and this week with my preschoolers, we learned about Noah's Arc and made a craft of a Doves for the letter D. Supplies Needed: White (cheap) paper plates White feathers Clothes pins (2 per dove) Googily eyes (2 per dove) Orange marker School glue Hot glue Small Branches OR Brown pipe cleaners and green beads Because I … [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! :-) Making these was super easy! Supplies Needed to Make Holy Water Bottle Necklaces: Necklace Sand Art Bottles from Craft Store (We … [Read more...]

Holy Spirit Craft- Make a Dove from a Paper Plate

We've been working on these Holy Spirit doves, just in time for Pentecost! They're really easy to make- my 6 year old loved this craft. You can stop at just a dove, or you can attach the gifts of the Holy Spirit to learn a little something extra. :-) This craft would be perfect for Baptisms, Confirmation, or anything else to do with the Holy Spirit- not just Pentecost. Supplies … [Read more...]

Ideas for Teaching Catholic Kids About Baptism

Baptism is so important, and it's a great thing to make sure that your kids truly understand. One thing you can do to get across the importance of Baptism to your kids is to celebrate their Baptism anniversary. Look up their Baptism date, put it on the calendar, and make them a cake. Also, light their Baptism candle at dinner. Provide some holy water for everyone to bless themselves, and renew … [Read more...]

Holy Spirit Craft – Handprint Dove

Catholic ABC's Week: 13  Letter of the week: H Theme: Holy Spirit Saint of the Week: St. Helen Craft: Holy Spirit Handprint Dove As you all know, I love handprint crafts! For this one, start with a red piece of paper (the symbolic color for the Holy Spirit) and make a white handprint. Run glue up each finger (not the thumb) and attach a white feather. Add a yellow triangle beak and one … [Read more...]

Make a Catholic Baby Present

 By the end of the year, I will be and Aunt 3 more times! Yay! I wanted to make some Catholic baby gifts for the Mommies-to-Be, so I made these Catholic Novelty shirts: You can get plain white onesies in packs of 5 at Wal-Mart. I actually found these 2 at the Salvation Army. What you'll Need: Onesies Pencil Fabric Paint (assorted colors) Once you choose what you want your … [Read more...]

Celebrate a Baptism Party!

I have something special planned for today- I'd like to invite you to join me in celebrating my daughter's baptism! It's actually a triple baptism, so that's triple the fun ;-) So come on in, and enjoy the party- you're invited! These beautiful invitations were made especially for Violet's baptism by Alicia from Through My "I"s. I love how she made them purple to go with her name! You can … [Read more...]

Catholic Baptism Video

As most of you know, I have a 3 week old baby who was baptized yesterday! I thought I would share this video we made of my other daughter's baptism. (She is now 4). My mom and I used to make wedding videos together, so sometimes we get a little carried away with our home movies. :-)  If you like the "Tiny Hands, Precious Feet" song that we used, you can order the album from Catholic Child. … [Read more...]