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...]

Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord – Bible Craft for Kids

Remember when I was doing my Christian song crafts series? Well, I did more things than I found time to post, and this fun craft was one of those extras. We made this craft based on Psalm 100:1 Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord all the Lands. I love this craft because it says "noise," kids are so noisy, and this is an awesome noisemaker craft. So much noise - joyful noise! Make a Joyful … [Read more...]

How to Set Up a Home Altar: Catholic Home Altar Ideas

In continuing with our series Passing on the Catholic Faith to Your Kids, I wanted to touch on setting up a home altar. When I first heard the term home altar, I felt a little scared. I didn't know what I was doing, and the idea of setting up an official "altar" felt out-of-my-league. Sometimes home altars are also referred to as family altars, prayer tables, or altar tables. Don't let these names … [Read more...]