Divine Mercy Jesus Craft

Catholic ABC’s Week: 9
Letter of the week: D
Theme: Divine Mercy Jesus
Saint of the Week: St. Denis
Craft: Divine Mercy Jesus Statue

This week we are learning about the letter “D” and Divine Mercy Jesus. Jesus appeared to St. Faustina, and asked her to have a painting madeof this vision with the words “Jesus I Trust in You”. The two rays represent Blood and Water. Ifyou’re curious, you can read more about the Divine Mercy Image.
Materials Needed To Complete This Craft:

Have your child color the Divine Mercy Jesus however he or she wishes, but encourage them to color the rays red and blue to stand for blood and water. Then cut the image out according to the directions on the printable. (Help your child to cut if needed). You then use a glue stick to attach your image around a toilet paper tube.

After the rays are colored red and blue, use a glue stick to cover them in red and blue glitter. We actually used red and silver glitter at my preschool co-op because these colors were available at the Dollar Tree so it was very affordable. And the silver worked great- it’s supposed to stand for water after all :-)

Optionally, fold the rays back and forth like a fan before attaching with a glue stick.

Here is what my 2 year old preschool co-op class was capable of. I’ll admit that this craft was a little complicated for them. But they loved the glitter!

And here’s what my 4 year old was capable of. This was a perfect craft for her! I love how colorful her version is! I think he looks like “Our Divine Mercy of Guadalupe” – which is totally not a thing by the way. :-)

Your children can make their own little Divine Mercy Statue to leave in their bedroom!
We really enjoyed this craft and I hope to make more of these availablein the future. I’ve also been informed that this would be a great craftfor the Little Flowers Mercy badge. Maybe some of you lead some groupsthat can use this idea!

Grab Bag Ideas for the Letter Dd: (be sure to check out the Classroom Scriptfor directions on using the grab bag.) Dog, Dragon, Dinosaur, Dress, Doughnut, Dice, Doll, Dolphin, Duck, Dime, Dove.

For More Resources, check out the Catholic Toolbox lesson plans for the Letter Dd.

Catholic ABC’s runs here at Catholic Icing every Wednesday with the new letter of the week. You can get the details of this program by checking out the Classroom Script.

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Comments

  1. Gwen says

    This is perfect for the Little Flowers "Mercy" badge. I often take printable dolls like this and cut out my own stand on the bottom. I like the wrap around pattern for the TP roll!!

  2. Laura Hubert Surovic says

    Dear Lacy,
    From July 22 to the 26, the Girl Scout Catholic Committee of Southwest Texas and the Archdiocese of San Antonio held their first Divine Mercy Twilight (evening) Camp from 5 to 9 in the evening on the west side of San Antonio, a historically underserved Hispanic area. A booklet on Divine Mercy (to earn a patch and/or medal) had been developed by a d Girl Scout Troop in 2009, with the help of the Marianist devotional booklet with the approval of the Archdiocese and a medal and patch designed. Over 250 Girl Scouts throughout the United States have earned this award since 2009. When we decided to have the camp, we needed more crafts, especially for the Daisy and Brownie levels (kinder to 2nd grade) and this was perfect. They made the Jesus project and we helped them make the novena. That week we said the chaplet and novena prayers daily and it was a wonderful experience. Thanks so much for your great ideas—you have touched so many lives with your generous sharing.
    God bless you!

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