Printable Peg Dolls- The Nativity Set

So you asked for it, and you got it- a printable nativity peg doll set! (I was totally worn down by your requests on this one you guys) ;-) All you have to do is paint the heads, then you Modge Podge the rest. And btw, Mod Podging isn't even an extra step, you have to do it to seal the peg dolls somehow anyway. You can find all of my printable peg doll sets here. The download for all 10 … [Read more...]

Child Saint Peg Dolls- A List Of Ideas

As ya'll know, I am a BIG fan of Saint peg dolls. We started with a set from a peg doll exchange for Christmas, and the kids loved them. They still play with them nearly every day. (For those of you who think you can't take on the painting, be sure to check out my decoupagable peg dolls- you can find all of my peg doll resources here.) Most recently, we added some child Saints to our peg … [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...]

Playing With Saint Peg Dolls- What To Do, How To Store, and More!

I knew one thing as soon as I signed up for the peg doll exchange- at our house, these were meant to be classic toys, not knick knacks to collect dust! I wanted the kids to really play with them. Well, wish granted. I seriously don't think more than a handful of days has gone by since they opened them on Christmas that the kids haven't played with these wooden Saint dolls. My First … [Read more...]

Peg Doll Mass Kit

I've posted about how to make a tiny Mass kit before, but we made ours long ago and the pieces are long missing. So here's take 2, and this time, it's totally meant for all of our awesome Saint peg dolls! I recently took part in a Saint peg doll exchange, then I came out with this set of decoupagable Saint peg dolls, so my house is pretty much rolling in these awesome holy heroes right now! … [Read more...]

How To Craft A Chalice, Ciborium, and Paten

Find all of my Mass crafts and activities for kids here. I've been wanting a Mass kit for my kids for some time now, but the reality is, they are expensive! Even the little ones made from felt cost nearly $100, and don't include all the pieces. The really nice ones, also over $100, also don't include all the pieces I was looking for. Also, even if I had the expensive sets, it really stresses me … [Read more...]

Altar Server Peg Dolls

Find all of my peg doll resources here! Ok, these are the last of my Catholic peg dolls for now- check out our little altar servers! I love these little guys- they're my favorite! These are a little more complicated than the nun peg dolls or the priest peg dolls because in order to make them short, we actually sawed off the bottom of the pegs. Like, with an actual saw. I usually avoid … [Read more...]

How to Make Nun Peg Dolls for Catholic Kids

Find all of my peg doll resources here! This is a super cute and fun toy for Catholic kids. You don't have to special order expensive wooden peg doll parts to make these, and you don't have to be a great painter to pull this off either. Trust me, you can craft these adorable Catholic peg people- you really can. And you know what? These fun little Nun dolls make great Mass toys for little … [Read more...]

A Hands-on Way to Teach Kids About Giving

Just a few day ago, I decided to do Operation Christmas Child with my kids this year, and I'm so glad we did! The drop off days for 2012 are Nov 12-19, so you still have plenty of time to do this with your kids! There are lots of ways to give around Christmas time, but there are several reasons that I really love Operation Christmas Child. The first reason is that these boxes go all over … [Read more...]