All Saints’ Day Costumes From Catholic Icing- And Share Yours!

I started my annual All Saints' Day costume share over on facebook- you can share your pictures in the comments to enter, and "like" all of your favorites. The photo with the most likes will receive some children's Saint books for a fun prize. :-) We've got some really cute costumes over there- check them out and vote! (PS. There are no rules so you can "like" as many as you want) I thought … [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...]

How You Child Can Make Their Own Saint Kateri Costume for All Saints’ Day

Last year, Lydia (age 6) made her own St. Kateri costume for All Saints' Day! She had a blast, and enjoyed wearing it so much! (If you're in a hurry, we have also made this paper bag version quickly before.) Supplies Needed: Brown t-shirt (We got ours at Hobby Lobby. If you have an old one but it has printing on it, just turn it inside-out.) Brown fringe (about 1 yard) Hot Glue gun … [Read more...]

Cardinal and Pope Craft for Catholic Kids- Make a Zucchetto

Well we all know what today is- the day we start anxiously awaiting white smoke! A new Pope is officially in the works. :-) I wanted to do some kind of Papal activity with the kids besides the paper bag puppet, and we decided to make Cardinal and Pope hats. You know that little hat that the Pope wears? Not the big miter one, the little one. It looks like a skull cap, or like a beanie. Well, … [Read more...]

Celebrate Blessed Kateri’s Canonization with Kids!

The date of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha's canonization is going to be October 21, 2012! (Yay!) The cool thing about soon-to-be-Saint Kateri is that she was Native American. This opens up all kinds of crafting possibilities! ;-) Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha's feast day is July 14. We made some fun, Native American dress up crafts to celebrate St. Kateri's canonization with my kids! We were … [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...]

All Saints’ Day Costume Ideas for Girls

All Saints Day costumes don't have to be complicated, and they can be fun and easy to put together! After your child decides what saint she'd like to dress up as, you should spend some time researching the saint together and looking up pictures online to get a feel for the costume you need. Here's a list of All Saints' Day costume ideas for girls to get you started: Nuns and Sisters- This is a … [Read more...]

All Saints’ Day Costume Ideas for Boys

Coming up with ideas for All Saints Day costumes should be fun, not stressful! Don't make your kids skip the All Saints' Day party because you're afraid of coming up with costumes. You do NOT need to know how to sew to pull it off. This post includes more than 60 ideas for boy saint costumes! Most saint costumes are going to start with a basic robe. One way to make a simple robe costume is to … [Read more...]

How to Make a Nun Costume

That's right- a no sew, no fuss, super easy nun costume. Most of you can probably put this together with stuff you already have at home. What you need to make an easy nun costume: Graduation gown (or plain black dress) White t-shirt Black fabric or black t-shirt Start with an old graduation gown. If you don't have one, you can probably get one pretty cheap at a thrift store. I'm … [Read more...]

Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe Crafts and Feast Day Ideas

The feast of San Juan Diego is December 9, and the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is December 12. Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to San Juan Diego many times. She gave him roses as a miracle when there were none in bloom and he carried them in his tilma. When he opened his tilma, Our Lady of Guadalupe's image was left behind! Such a great story for kids! Now here are some ways you can celebrate … [Read more...]