I am beginning a new series called “Teach Catholic Kids About The Mass.” Today, I wanted to share something with you that we actually did years ago. It’s a craft with a tiny altar, tiny altar pieces, and big fun for Catholic kids!
The great thing about this Mass set for kids is that it’s cheap, easy to put together, and doesn’t take up much space at all. In fact, it’s all self-contained in one little wooden box.
Materials Needed To Make Your Own Play Mass Kit:
- Wooden Box (not those super tiny ones, but something about the size of half of a shoe box will do.)
- Felt- one piece each of the following colors: green, red, white, purple (any other “Liturgical” colors you are interested in adding)
- One Small golden “chalice” (You can find these at craft stores. Sometimes you can find them as small “trophies” at the Dollar Tree. You can clip the big handles off with scissors. Be sure to also check the wedding favor aisle at your craft store. This will probably be your most specialty piece to find.)
- Tiny wooden vases. Again, just check in that wooden st
uff aisle at your local craft store, and think outside the box for finding things that could work as a vase.
- Small wooden circle. Draw a cross on it for Eucharist.
- Small fake flowers for your vases
- 2 white birthday candles
- Two wooden thimbles to use as candle holders. Wad some foil inside to give it a bottom and help the candles stay.
Here is the pretend altar, totally ready for pretend Mass! 🙂
I love that the storage box itself actually becomes the play altar. Your kids can set it up for all different Liturgical seasons.
Another great pair with this is my Mass book for kids so they can read the parts as they “play.” More Mass resources for kids coming soon! 🙂Pin It