Miraculous Medal Craft for Catholic Kids

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:

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! :-)

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  1. says

    Love this craft! I think my kids would enjoy it! I’m pinning it to my craft board and you’re right, it is so easy to save links via Pinterest! It took me awhile to get the hang of Pinterest, but once I “got it” I’ve been pinning away and saving things easily from websites :)

  2. Marilou Purpura says

    Once again, I have a craft I love, thanks….I am doing this for the first day of religious ed…for Mary’s birthday in Sept. 8…..

    TO Alicia:
    I also teach 5th grade and I usually have between 15-20 kids, I always make sure the kids know that it would hurt my feelings if I ever found any crafts thrown away, (ONE child did it prior to leaving class each week) I tell them I donate the crafts, I PAY for all of them. IF YOU do not want them, I can take them and donate your finished craft to the nursing home……I think boys are embarrassed, the boy that would throw them away had older brothers that would tease him about the crafts. Another child would get teased on the car ride home…..so they always donated a few things, we also would have the kids color and I would drop off their pictures at the nursing home, what a wonderful thing to see the doors decorated with our pictures!

    • Carrie says

      Marilou, that’s a great idea! Sometimes the fellers don’t want to take their pretties home, but being able to donate them would give them a purpose for making them and doing their best AND would brighten the door at a nursing home.

  3. says

    Normally, I skip over a lot of craft ideas but this is one we might actually finish! (Starting is never a problem!) Thank you!

  4. says

    Love this one, Lacy! We will be giving it a whirl. Your Pinterest board is full of loveliness…I haven’t gotten into it but I sure do admire everything I see:) Hope you are doing well and having a blessed summer! I still have your book review on my list of things to do:) God bless you my dear!

    • says

      You too, Tiffany! I have Pinned plenty of your stuff, and need to pin more of it. :-) Can’t wait to see what your family does with the Miraculous Medals. You are so creative!

  5. Colleen says

    Love it! I’m rounding up some crafts for some of the staff member’s kids at the Youth2000NY retreat next week, and this is perfect. Have a beautiful week.!

  6. says

    This is great. We’ll be doing this for our Little Flowers St. Catherine Laboure meeting. I think the girls will really like it.

  7. says

    Okay, I must ask… where did you find a skin-colored Sharpie??? If they make such a thing, I am very impressed and now must go explore the world of new Sharpie colors, ha ha! Back in my day, all they made were black, red, blue, and green (and I’m only 32)… I have seen pink and lime green now, but not peach!

  8. Lauralee says

    I was going to make our noodle rosary this month, and this craft would be PERFECT for the miraculous medal! COOL! I’ll just line it with cardboard on the inside. You’re so awesome!

  9. Anne Marie Schroeder says

    I love this craft idea and will be trying it out with ten 4th graders next week. I am not a crafter by nature though, and was wondering if each side of the medal is glued to it’s own piece of foam, and then they are glued together, or if both templates are traced on the same piece of foam.

    Also, do you just glue around the edges, or all over it?

    Thank you for the great idea!

  10. Theresa Russell says

    This really looks wonderful. What a great idea! I want to try this with my fourth graders (Faith Formation at my parish).

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