If you’re looking for a cheap, easy, and fun Miraculous Medal craft for kids, you’ve come to the right place! This craft is made from heavy duty foil, and can be enjoyed by children of all ages! No drawing skills needed- just trace the Miraculous Medal template that’s free to download.
The Miraculous Medal has Mary on it (more specifically, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception) as she appeared to St. Catherine Laboure. Mary told St. Catherine to “Have a medal struck upon this model. Those who wear it will receive great graces, especially if they wear it around the neck.” This larger-than-life Miraculous Medal made from foil may be too big to wear around your neck, but it can certainly help teach children about the Miraculous Medal! Read more about St. Catherine Laboure and the Miraculous Medal here.
Supplies Needed to Complete this craft:
- Free, downloadable Miraculous Medal Template
- Sheet of Fun Foam
- Heavy Duty foil
- Dull Pencil
- Assorted colors of sharpies (optional)
- Key Ring Loop (optional)
Here are some dates that are great for remembering the Miraculous Medal:
- July 18-19- Mary first appears to St. Catherine Laboure
- November 27- St. Catherine Laboure receives her mission from Mary to make and distribute the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, now known as the Miraculous Medal. (This is the feast day of St. Catherine Laboure)
- May, which is the month devoted to Our Lady.
- Anytime! The Miraculous Medal is a Catholic favorite.
Start by downloading the Miraculous Medal template (available above) and cut it out. Trace around the template onto a sheet of fun foam, and cut that out as well.
Use heavy duty foil. Handle it carefully so it doesn’t get any unwanted creases in it. We found that cutting it with scissors rather than using the built in foil-tearing-thingy helped keep the foil smooth. Cut the foil into an oval that’s a little larger than your fun foam oval, and wrap around the back, keeping the front smooth.
Lightly tape your Miraculous Medal template onto your foil to keep it in place. Trace the picture with your dull pencil using good pressure to dent the foil underneath. *Hint- using a colored pencil may help your child better see where she has or hasn’t traced yet.*
This worked really well! If your child can handle a pencil well enough to trace lines, this craft will be a success!
When you’re finished, cut the tape to release the template. Don’t pull at the tape, because you don’t want to crinkle your foil. Repeat with the back of the medal. When you’re finished tracing the images on the foil, you should have something that looks a lot like this:
You can totally stop right here! I mean, most Miraculous Medals are just silver anyways, and up to this point, it’s very hard to mess up this craft- lol! Just glue the front and the back together (we used a hot glue gun).
We also punched holes in the top of the foil with a hole puncher, and laced a key ring through it.
If you’d like to craft something a little more eye-catching, you can color your big Miraculous Medal with sharpies. Just use the side of them and don’t push down so hard that you puncture the foil.
My 4 year old and 6 year old love to color on foil, so this was a hit! Here’s a picture of the ones my kids colored:
Front of Miraculous Medal Craft
Back of Miraculous Medal Craft
That’s it! Hang your craft up and enjoy! These are just adorable. It’s the kind of craft that kids bring home from CCD and it ends up hanging in your kitchen forever. I think these would be so cute hanging up all down the hallway at a Catholic school for parent night or something. These really are fun!
To find more resources on the Miraculous Medal for kids, check out my Catholic Awesomeness Pinterest Board! (And if you’re still resisting joining Pinterest, stop! It’s the most awesome way to save links EVER!) Sorry I missed the First Friday linky thing last week- things have been crazy around our house! But the new baby is calming down, and I’ve got some more crafts in the works, so hopefully I’ll be posting again soon. God bless!Pin It