Priest Peg Dolls

St. John Vianney’s feast day is coming up on August 4, and he is the patron saint of priests. So I thought it would be the perfect time to make some little priest peg dolls! You can also make one that looks like your priest, and give it to him as a gift. (Or use them as a gift for a Catholic child). Use them to teach about liturgical colors, or about holy orders. The fun possibilities are endless! :-)

To make priest peg dolls yourself, get a bag of “Doll Pins” from Michael’s or similar craft store, along with some acrylic craft paint, and assorted colors of felt.

Start by painting them black with a little white square for a collar, and paint in their skin and hair your desired color. You can either put on the face with paint, or use sharpie markers. After painting them, seal with mod podge or whatever your favorite sealer is.

To make their clothes from felt, cut the pieces in these shapes. You can use yellow felt, glitter glue, ribbon, or whatever you want to add decoration to the vestiments.

Attach the vestiments with hot glue, and your priests are ready to go celebrate mass!

I love to take these in the baby bag to keep toddlers occupied during mass. This is a great toy for younger kids, or a great craft for older kids to do themselves! :-) Happy Catholic crafting! 

Father’s Day- Don’t Forget your Priest!

Don’t you call your priest “Father”? He can’t have biological children of his own, so I think this is a nice time to show him some appreciation! :-)

I came up with this craft for packaging your Father’s Day gift to your priest. It’s a sort of a counterpart to all the “necktie” stuff you see for regular Father’s Day gifts.

What you need to make your “Priest Necktie”

  • White and Black felt or paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Cut a strip of black, and glue on a little white square for the collar. Then just wrap it around any present for your priest and attach with some tape!

Maybe a bottle of wine.

Or put it around a rosary!

Ok… maybe your priest has enough rosaries. But you can wrap the collar around any present for your priest, like gift cards, homemade cookies or a loaf of bread, or even a “coupon” for a home cooked meal with you and your family! Don’t forget to tell him, “Happy Father’s Day!” :-)

I’m going to leave you with this funny little video about getting your priest a cake for father’s day.