Celebrate Palm Sunday With “Palm Sundaes”

So I'm a fan of the Sunday/Ice Cream Sundae pun (obviously. See my Divine Mercy Sundaes, Trinity Sundaes, and Pentecost Sundaes). And without further aideau, I present to you, the Palm Sundae! Ingredients Needed: Green Ice Cream (We used pistachio but green sherbert or mint chocolate chip would also work nicely)  Mint leaves Cherries Symbolism: The mint leaves and green ice cream … [Read more...]

Holy Week In Handprints- A Craft For Every Day Of Holy Week

I made a printable book that tells the story of Holy Week for children. The story is adapted from the book of Matthew, and the story is illustrated by your child and his or her handprints. :-) Each handprint picture is designed to be loads of fun, and easy to replicate! Even the youngest of children can participate in a handprint craft, and the craft also becomes a keepsake to be treasured. … [Read more...]

Lent Montessori Lesson For Kids- Time To Use Those Peg Dolls!

For anyone who's been following along, you know about my printable Passion set of peg dolls, and my Easter set of printable peg dolls. Well, it's time to bring those peg dolls full circle, my friends. :-) I absolutely love the Montessori method of telling Bible stories. Catholics have a program called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Orthodox people have a version, and the Protestants have … [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...]

10 Things To Do With Palms From Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday brings out the crafter in every Catholic. It seems that everyone has something different to do with them. I wanted to share with you 10 different things we like to do with our palms we get at Palm Sunday Mass. We'll start with palm basics: When you get them at church, they are green and bendable. This is when they're prime pickin' for crafts. Once they're dry, that's … [Read more...]

How To Fold A Palm Cross In 10 Easy Steps

This is a Catholic classic, and must be added to the library of Catholic crafts here at Catholic Icing. ;-) Here's how you fold a simple cross out of a palm you get at Palm Sunday Mass. You start with 1 palm. Most of them are actually 2 connected together, so if it easily splits into 2 palms like so, separate them completely. Your palm will be really long like this. I can't show … [Read more...]

How To Make A Palm Spiral

Palm spirals are beautiful, and absolutely one of the easiest things you can make out of your Palm Sunday palms! Take your palm, and wrap it around something long and skinny (such as a broom stick). Secure on both ends with a small piece of tape. Allow it to dry for a few days. Remove the tape and slide it off the end. Yes, that's really all there is to it. ;-) These … [Read more...]

Palm Sunday Craft for Kids

We made these Palm Sunday crafts with handprint palms,  and footprint donkeys. So much fun! Supplies Needed: Paint (preferably washable tempera paint for working with kids) Paper (we cut white poster board into quarters) I love handprint and footprint crafts! I like to put the paint out on a paper plate to let the kids stamp their hands in. You can also just paint right onto … [Read more...]

The Crafter in every Catholic…

...comes out on Palm Sunday. :-) Are you looking for directions on how to make a palm cross? This is the method I've always used to make my palm crosses. This kind of palm cross can be made without any cutting, splitting, or gluing, so it's my favorite. Be sure and do it before your palms dry out (so today would be ideal). If you did something cool with your palms, or have any other … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide for Celebrating Holy Week With Kids! {And a Linky!}

There are so many ways to teach your kids about holy week, and I want to know what your ideas are! First, here are some of my posts from the archives! Holy Week Craft Round Up Holy Week Coloring Pages and Printables Food for Celebrating Holy Week Palm Sunday Craft Round-up Holy Thursday Craft of the Last Supper  Stations of the Cross File Folder Activity Printable … [Read more...]