Easy Rosary Craft for Kids

Catholic ABC’s Week: 23
Letter of the week: R
Theme: Rosary
Saint of the Week: St. Rose of Lima
Craft: Easy Rosary

This one decade rosary craft is super easy for kids of all ages! This would be a great Catholic craft for CCD class, or any occasion really. This week we made it because we’re learning about rosaries with the letter “R”.

Materials Needed to Make This Rosary Craft:

  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Pony Beads
  • Scissors

I got all of my supplies at the Dollar Tree, so this craft costs only $2 and makes about a million one decade rosaries. :-)

Start by having your kids string 10 beads of their choice onto a pipe cleaner. (If you’re trying to conserve materials for a large number, half a pipe cleaner will work). This is super easy for everyone, especially small children, because pipe cleaners are stiff so the stringing is easy.

Bring the pipe cleaner around in a circle and twist it shut.

 

String on one more bead for the “Our Father”.
Cut off the extra piece and twist it around to make
the cross. Trim with scissors where needed.
These were super fun and easy to make. Chances are, your children will want to make several! :-) I love the one we shaped into a heart!

Grab Bag Ideas for the Letter R: (be sure to check out the Classroom Script
for directions on using the grab bag.) Rosary, Rabbit, Race car, Raisins, Rock, Rag, Rainbow, Rat, Rattle, Receipt, Rectangle, something Red, Rhino, Reindeer, Ring, Rocket, Ruler, Rooster, Rope, Rose.

For More Resources, check out the Catholic Toolbox lesson plans for the Letter Rr. (Her Rr lesson is on the Red Sea.)
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Comments

  1. Melissa from MN says:

    How wonderfully simple. Thanks for the idea of the day! Looking forward to more!

  2. Cecilia says:

    Thank you. Its perfect for those small hands.

  3. These are really simple and neat! Too bad most of my kids are too old for it and the youngest is tooooo little just yet!

  4. so cute

  5. Anonymous says:

    thanks! We made these at Sunday school this week.

  6. Rachel@oneprettything.com says:

    Those are really cute! Thanks for the idea, I'll be linking.

  7. es una idea simple pero efectiva nosotros tratamos de educar en la fe a niños desde 5 años en adelante y es muy sencilla y muy llamativa pera los mas peques gracias
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  8. Cindy Ramirez Murga says:

    Love it!!!!! thanks for sharing!!!

  9. A. Valentine says:

    Hi!

    I am looking for a soft-bead Rosary… came across your site and thought that you might have it… didn’t find one :(

    If you are aware of any company a soft-bead Rosary or soft beads (I’ll be willing to attempt to make one), please contact me!

    Thanks!

    AV

    PS: Great Ministry! I pray the Holy Spirit continues to shine on you and your loved ones–and no not crazy… just a nut for Jesus! :)

  10. How do you teach the children to pray this rosary?

    Sign of the cross (on the cross)
    1 Our Father (on the first bead above the cross)
    10 Hail Mary’s (on the 10 beads in the circle)
    1 Glory Be

  11. I made these rosaries with my junior high RE class on Prayer & Worship this week. I was hesitant that my students might think they were a little too juvenile, but they were perfect because making them kept their hands and minds focused while we talked about the Rosary in general, then when they were done we were able able to pray the single decade. My class is very short and we would not have had time to make a more complicated rosary and last year they were so distracted by untangling the classroom rosaries that they lost focus; this project was perfect. I have also done this project with my 5 year old with much success. Thank you for this and all of your ideas!

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