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...]

Celebrating the Feast of St. Juan Diego And Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Celebrating the feast days of Advent Saints is a great way to keep your holiday season religious, and keep Advent a time of joyful anticipation. It's a win win! I usually combine the feasts of St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe because they're only a few days apart (St. Juan diego's feast day being on December 9, and Our Lady of Guadalupe's on December 12.) These printable … [Read more...]

Advent Saints Craft- Printable Ornaments For Catholic Kids

I'm always trying to figure out how to add more Saint feast day celebrations to our Advent season, and I'm so excited to be releasing these little guys today! These are Advent Saint ornaments that you can download, print, and assemble yourself! The download includes all the Saints in both black and white (so you can color them yourself) or already in full color with watercolor paints (so … [Read more...]

All Saints’ Day Costume Share; Vote For Your Favorite!

I thought it would be really fun to share pictures of our kids in their All Saints' day costumes and have a little contest! The winner will receive a free Mass book. I'm hosting the first annual All Saints' day contest on the Catholic Icing facebook page from now through the end of Monday. How to enter the costume contest: Share your photos in the comments of this facebook post. To post … [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 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...]

Easy Party Food Ideas for All Saints’ Day- Downloadable Labels Included!

In an effort to make some easy snacks for our All Saints' Day party, I've been brainstorming ways to make every day food into cute Saint food. I did this a few years ago by attaching holy cards to bowls of food, such as a St. Francis holy card (Patron saint of animals) on a bowl of animal crackers. This year I decided to take that a step further by making these free printable saint labels! Here … [Read more...]

How to Make a San Juan Diego Costume

When it was time to pick saints for All Saints' Day costumes, there was no doubt who my 3 year old wanted to be- Saint Juan Diego! He absolutely adores the movie Juan Diego, Messenger of Guadalupe. I don't love all of the CCC movies, but this is one of my favorites! It's so sweet, I like the animator they used for this movie, and it actually made me cry the first time I watched it. You can buy … [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...]

Catholic Vacation Bible School- Growing With the Saints

I wanted to feature some Catholic Vacation bible school programs. I know that many protestant VBS programs offer Catholic counterparts, but I'm going to focus on VBS packages actually created by Catholics.  The first one I'm looking at is "Growing with the Saints". I've never seen or participated this program myself, but here's what one of my readers had to say: "I am the DRE for our parish and … [Read more...]