This craft would be great for celebrating the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, or the feast of the Immacualte Heart of Mary. We made these in celebration of St. Valentine’s feast day. You know– National “Heart” Day. 😉
You can either call these One Decade Rosaries, or you can call them Chaplets. Either way, they’re really fun and easy to make!
Sacred Heart Medal (optional)
Crucifix (optional) I have a pack of these crucifixes from Autom- they’re only 9 cents each! I love to let kids use them for crafts because they’re no good for regular rosaries. They’re not much more sturdy than aluminum foil.
You can get Saint medals really cheap at local Catholic Shops. If they’re out of Sacred Heart medals (because you know– it’s a popular one) then look for a Scapular Medal. He’s usually on the back of there. If you’re really lucky, you’ll find medals that have the Sacred heart of Jesus on the front and the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the back.
If you only have one medal, no problem! Check out this post to see how to make a mold and craft as many as you need! This is a lot of fun for kids of all ages. Lydia used a crucifix that she molded herself for the end of her rosary.
To make this craft, take your pipe cleaner and add 10 of your beads. Twist the pipe cleaner closed, and snip off a section at the end. Put your Sacred Heart medal along with your “Our Father” bead, then twist the extra piece of pipe cleaner on to make a cross shape for the end. This will also hold your last bead on. If I were going to make these with a whole class, I’d probably go with a version kinda like this:
We used red for the Sacred heart, and pink for the Immaculate heart. The orange and yellow beads around the Sacred heart chaplet symbolize fire, and the white beads around the Immaculate heart symbolize the white roses that surround Out Lady’s heart. You can also twist on pieces of orange and yellow pipe cleaner to the top of the heart to add flames.
Sacred Heart Chaplet
Immaculate Heart Chaplet
I really liked the addition of some heart-shaped beads. Lydia (of course) used pretty much exclusively the heart shaped ones.
When it’s finished, it’s pretty easy to shape the pipe cleaner into a heart. Pair with some Valentines, or a Sacred Heart holy card. Now isn’t that a great craft for Catholics on St. Valentine’s Day?
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