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...]

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...]

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...]

Printable Resurrection Set; Fun Christ-Centered Easter Craft

Ok, as promised when I debuted the Printable Passion set for peg dolls, here is the Resurrection set counterpart! (And I now have a post about painting these little guys in 3 different styles- check it out here.) Nativity sets are so popular at Christmas time (and for good reason), so I can't figure out why the whole Resurrection Set thing at Easter hasn't totally caught on yet. I think … [Read more...]

Printable Peg Dolls: The Passion Set

Well, you have all been asking for a second set of decoupagable peg dolls since I came out with the first set, and here it is! This set has the characters you need to act out the Passion of Jesus, including everyone you need for the 14 Stations of the Cross. For anyone unfamiliar with my printable peg dolls, the concept is easy. All you have to do is paint the head, and then you print and … [Read more...]

Printable Peg Dolls- Just Paint The Head And Decoupage The Rest!

I have wanted a set of Catholic peg Saints pretty much since I first saw them somewhere around 5 years ago. However, there were 2 really big deterrents that stood in my way: Buying hand-painted peg dolls is really expensive. Painting wooden peg dolls myself is extremely time consuming. But now, I invented a secret option number 3 for you guys... Printable Saint peg … [Read more...]

Saint Peg Dolls For Catholic Kids- How To Have An Exchange

Find all of my peg doll resources here! I recently took part in a Catholic Saint peg doll exchange, and it was awesome! We all painted 36 of the same Saint, then exchanged so we ended up with 36 different Saints. I am so excited about these little guys! Here's the complete set I ended up with: From left to right, top to bottom: St. Joan of Arc, St. Patrick, Blessed Imelda, St. … [Read more...]

How To Craft A Crucifix For Catholic Kids

Find all of my Mass crafts and activities for kids here. I’m continuing my series, showing you how to make a Mass kit for kids piece by piece. Today, I’m going to show you how to easily craft a versatile crucifix that can stand up on a table top, or be used on a stick for pretend altar servers. You can find the navigation page of how to make all the Mass kit pieces for kids … [Read more...]