Living The Liturgical Year At Home- How To Get Started

Do you want to celebrate the liturgical year at home, but you don't know where to start? Or maybe you don't even know what living liturgically means. Either way, you have come to the right place. So, what is the liturgical year? There's no reason to be confused or intimidated by this terminology. The liturgical year is just another way of saying church year or christian calendar. The term … [Read more...]

Catholic Religious Ed… Whose Job Is It? A Shocking Catechism Reveal

Making sure that our kids get a good Catholic religious education is important. You may decide to accomplish this by taking your kids to CCD each Wednesday night, or by dropping them at Catholic school each morning. Whatever your system is, today I want to share with you just what the Catechism says about educating our children, because I consider it actually shocking. But first, a question. … [Read more...]

Catholic Draw ‘N Learn Friday: The Vatican Flag {and free coloring!!!}

Hello my little cupcakes! It's Friday, and you know what that means here at Catholic Icing... it's time for another Catholic Draw 'N Learn!! Today, I'm going to be showing you step by step how to draw the Vatican flag. I mean... how cool is it that Catholics have our very own country and flag?! Did you know that the Vatican flag is one of only 2 flags in the whole world that has the official … [Read more...]

Marker Comparison- Crayola, Crayola Signature, Prismacolor, and Beyond!

Exciting news, everyone! Since coming out with my new Catholic How To Draw video the other day, I have had such an overwhelming positive response and so many requests for more, that I have decided to post a new Catholic How To Draw video each Friday!!! Yay! So be sure to subscribe to my channel so you don't miss any! I'm going to go ahead and commit to posting these through the end of 2019 and … [Read more...]

Impressionistic Color Wheel Flowers- A Fun Art Project For Kids

I've been having requests to start posting my Art lessons here from when we used to homeschool, and I thought that was a great idea! Here is the directory to all of my art lessons. I'll be filling it in as I post them. Today we are going to look at these impressionistic (pointillism) color wheels! The kids had a great time with these! These are perfect for this time of year as we are … [Read more...]

DIY Grace Before Meals Table Runner- the easy version!

Last year I made a bunch of table runners with the Catholic dinner prayer on them and I gave them out as Christmas presents. I used a faux batik technique, and they were beautiful, and I love them, but they were a lot of work. I got a lot of suggestions from my readers to try doing the same thing with a bleach pen, and I wanted to make a harvest colored one for Thanksgiving, so I gave it a whirl. … [Read more...]

Crafting Crosses- 1 Wooden Cross 4 Different Ways

I recently shared my cross wall with you, and today I want to share how I crafted some of those crosses myself. :-) You can take one basic wooden crafting cross, and make it into so many different things! Here are 4 ways you can craft a standard wooden crafting cross. Start with a standard wooden crafting cross. You can get these at Michael's or Hobby Lobby or even Wal-Mart for $1 each. … [Read more...]

Colorful Cross Wall- Tips For Making Your Own

I'm such a sucker for beautiful crosses and crucifixes. I actually like to collect them when we go on trips, or sometimes to make them myself. You get to a point where you have a crucifix in every room, and where in the world would you even put another cross? Well... I've come to discover that I far prefer to hang them all together rather than scattering them around. The result is a striking, eye … [Read more...]

Make A Prayer Package- Helping Someone Through Loss, Grief, Or Trauma

When we are close to someone who currently experiencing loss, grief, or trauma, it can be hard to know what to do to help. Sometimes it feels like there is nothing we can do. When I experienced miscarriage and also going through my divorce, I had a lot of people that were amazing and helped tremendously. I also experienced people that meant well, but said or did unhelpful or even hurtful … [Read more...]

Make a Holy Water Bottle Craft with Catholic Kids

We made these Holy Water Bottle Necklaces when Anabelle was Baptized, and this was such a fun craft for Baptism! It got the kids involved, gave them something to look forward to, kept them occupied, and I got to teach the kids about Holy Water. Score! :-) How to Make a Holy Water Bottle Craft Making this Holy Water Bottle Craft was super easy and the kids really enjoyed it! Supplies Needed … [Read more...]