Catholic Scapular Crafts and DIYs

The scapular is made from brown wool rectangles, and it's worn around the neck. It was given to St. Simon by Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. It's a sacramental with history dating back to the Old Testament, and Our Lady makes promises to those who wear it, including "Whoever dies wearing this Scapular shall not suffer eternal fire". That's a pretty awesome promise. Click here to read more about it. Here … [Read more...]

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel- Sweet Treats

The Feast of Our Lady of Mr. Carmel is coming up on July 16. Our Lady appeared to St. Simon on Mount Carmel and handed the brown woolen scapular to him. Wearing the scapular comes with many promises from Our Lady, and some Catholics choose to wear it all the time. To read more about the story and promises of the scapular, check out Garment of Grace- it's a great free read! Here are some fun … [Read more...]

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha For Catholic Kids- Feast Day July 14

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha was a Native American who was Christian, against the wishes of her tribe and uncle. She has an amazing story! Here are some fun ways to celebrate her upcoming feast day: My ABC Saint crafts include St. Kateri, so check those out! I also have a video on how to draw your own St. Kateri. Try crafting these teepeees with That Artist Woman. She has a … [Read more...]

July- Month of the Most Precious Blood

Before I started this blog, I didn't know that every month was the "month of something"- really, I didn't! But being Catholic is just so much cooler than I ever knew it was! Anyway, the month of July is the month of the Most Precious Blood. So I was trying to think of something that might be fun to celebrate, and I immediately thought of  blood oranges! :-) Here are some fun Summer recipes you can … [Read more...]

How to Make Patriotic Beads- a Picture Turtorial!

So when Sarah (the Clay Rosary Girl) left my house, I just couldn't stop making beads! So I made a bunch of red, white, and blue ones. They are a lot of fun to make because they have such high contrast, and they're really cheery! Once you make them, you can use them for religious necklaces, bracelets, rosaries- whatever! (I did not make the letter beads.) I used Sculpey for making mine, … [Read more...]

Christian 4th of July Crafts

I think you could make pretty much any 4th of July craft Christian by incorporating one of the following phrases: "In God We Trust" "One Nation Under God" "God Bless America" For generic Fourth of July Kid's Crafts, I just love the Crafty Crow's selection. :-) But I did find some crafts that are already set up to be Christian. FYI, the patron saint of the United States of America is Our … [Read more...]

God’s Eyes or ‘Ojo de Dios’

I have fond memories of crafting God's Eyes as a child. I guess some Christian crafts just don't go out of style :-) They symbolize the all seeing eye of God. This craft is great for kids of a wide age span, and the materials are easy to come by! I was thinking that making some red white and blue God's Eyes (or Ojo de Dios) would be a fun activity for the 4th of July, followed by a prayer … [Read more...]