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...]

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 Saints Craft- Printable Ornaments For Catholic Kids

I'm always trying to figure out how to add more Saint feast day celebrations to our Advent season, and I'm so excited to be releasing these little guys today! These are Advent Saint ornaments that you can download, print, and assemble yourself! The download includes all the Saints in both black and white (so you can color them yourself) or already in full color with watercolor paints (so … [Read more...]

Liturgical Calendar; Printable Craft For Catholic Kids!

You can find all of my Mass resources for Catholic kids here. A long time ago, we made a Liturgical wheel craft, which is actually featured in my book, Catholic ABC's. I finally (4 years later) got around to making a printable Liturgical wheel to make all of your lives easier! It spins to reveal different Liturgical seasons, so you can hang it and spin it to the current liturgical season. Check … [Read more...]

Nativity Set Crafts and Activities for Kids

Nativity sets are such a great thing to have around during the Advent and Christmas season. They're a great hands-0n tool for teaching kids the true Christmas story. However, if nativity sets are going to be a hands-on tool for kids, you've got to have a few they can actually touch. Here are some ideas for crafting or using nativity sets with children. Here are my favorite  nativity sets for … [Read more...]

Angel Handprint Craft on Canvas Bag

I am such a sucker for cute handprint crafts! We made these angel bags for our All Saints' Day treat bags this year. (Last year we made these cute All Saints' Day treat buckets, but when we moved from Virginia to South Carolina, we only kept about 20% of our belongings, and they didn't make the cut. lol.) In Catholic ABC's, "A is for Angel" and there's a handprint angel craft. This year, I … [Read more...]

Star of Wonder, Star of Night

This year (2011) the epiphany is being officially celebrated on January 2, but the traditional day for the epiphany (and the end of the 12 days of Christmas) happens on January 6, so you still have some time to celebrate the epiphany with your kids. Try celebrating with stars! Make these Crispy Cheese Stars with Family Fun as a fun epiphany snack! (Here is another cheese star … [Read more...]

Religious Christmas Dinner Ideas

Looking for a way to Keep Christ in Christmas as you serve your roast beast? Well, here are a few cute ideas I have found on the internet. Cleverly share a Reading of the Christmas Story with your dinner guests- check this out on Inspiring Ideas.   Jeanne from Inspiring Ideas also prompts us to remember our true guest of honor at our dinner table this … [Read more...]

Religious Candy Cane Craft

Catholic ABC's Week: 15 Letter of the week: J Theme: Jesus Saint of the Week: St. Joseph Craft: J is for Jesus Candy Cane Craft This week at my preschool co-op, we're learning about the letter "j". It was pretty easy to pick what "j" is for... Jesus! Last year I saw this craft over on Muffin Tin Mom and I've just been waiting for a chance to make it! Isn't it the cutest? I wish I had … [Read more...]