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...]

Coloring Your Own Advent Candles The Easy Way

This year, we made our own Advent Candles again... this time from dripping crayons with the hair dryer! Finding Advent candles is always a challenge for Catholics this time of year. Pink and purple aren't typical Christmas colors, so they can be hard to hunt down. Sometimes they have the packs of taper candles, but they have trouble lasting the whole season. And ordering or finding pink … [Read more...]

DIY Grace Before Meals Table Runner- the easy version!

Last year I made a bunch of table runners with the Catholic dinner prayer on them and I gave them out as Christmas presents. I used a faux batik technique, and they were beautiful, and I love them, but they were a lot of work. I got a lot of suggestions from my readers to try doing the same thing with a bleach pen, and I wanted to make a harvest colored one for Thanksgiving, so I gave it a whirl. … [Read more...]

Crafting Crosses- 1 Wooden Cross 4 Different Ways

I recently shared my cross wall with you, and today I want to share how I crafted some of those crosses myself. :-) You can take one basic wooden crafting cross, and make it into so many different things! Here are 4 ways you can craft a standard wooden crafting cross. Start with a standard wooden crafting cross. You can get these at Michael's or Hobby Lobby or even Wal-Mart for $1 each. … [Read more...]

Our Lady Of Fatima Craft For Catholic Kids Of All Ages

The feast of Our Lady of Fatima is May 13, and the anniversary of the miracle of the spinning sun is October 13! Celebrating these feasts with Catholic kids is super fun, and I especially love telling the kids the REACH of that miracle! It happened in front of the eyes of over 70,000 people and gained attention worldwide! It is still one of the most famous miracles of all time, and a great day to … [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...]

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! :-) How to Make a Holy Water Bottle Craft Making this Holy Water Bottle Craft was super easy and the kids really enjoyed it! Supplies Needed … [Read more...]

Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord – Bible Craft for Kids

Remember when I was doing my Christian song crafts series? Well, I did more things than I found time to post, and this fun craft was one of those extras. We made this craft based on Psalm 100:1 Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord all the Lands. I love this craft because it says "noise," kids are so noisy, and this is an awesome noisemaker craft. So much noise - joyful noise! Make a Joyful … [Read more...]