How To Make A Yarn Doll Angel

I have loved yarn dolls since I was a little girl, and this Christmas I was in the mood to make some with my kids to share this timeless craft with them! Here's the angel we made. Supplies Needed To Make A Yarn Doll: Yarn (about 30 Yards per doll. Perhaps a bit more for dolls with dresses, and a bit less for dolls with legs.) A book or piece of cardboard Scissors Supplies … [Read more...]

Soft Manger For Baby Jesus Yarn Craft

It's traditional during Advent for children to have an empty manger for Baby Jesus. Each time they do a good deed, they get to place a piece of "straw" in the manger and make a soft bed for Baby Jesus by Christmas day. Here's a craft you can do for your kids to participate in this fun tradition! Materials Needed To Make This Craft: A popsicle stick (We used the "craft spoons" size, … [Read more...]

Yarn Wrapped Star: Ornament Craft For Kids

This is a fun craft for kids, easy to make, makes a good gift, and unlike many of the Christmas crafts (example:reindeer) floating around, and star points to the true meaning of Christmas... our Lord Jesus Christ! :-) This would also make an excellent craft for the epiphany! Materials Needed For Your Yarn Wrapped Star: Yarn: any color (Variegated yarn is fun) Popsicle sticks … [Read more...]

Easy St. Nicholas Day Brownies For Catholic Kids

This time of year, Little Debbie comes out with Santa shaped brownies, and they're actually cut in a way that resembles quite closely the miter's hat of St. Nicholas.   All these brownies need is a little cross on the miter. This would be easily added with a tiny tube of white icing! I actually had some cross shaped candies from last Easter that put on our hats. Voila! St. Nicholas … [Read more...]

How To Celebrate St. Nicholas Day; Ideas, Printables, and More!

Many Catholic children around the world celebrate St. Nicholas day! It is said that there were three poor girls that could not get married because they had no dowry, and St. Nicholas came and secretly left three purses of gold for them at night. So the tradition of leaving out shoes to be filled with gifts was born of a generous stranger leaving presents for those in need. A great way … [Read more...]

Advent Hot Chocolate- A Liturgical Treat For Catholic Kids

During this Advent Season in the Catholic church, what sounds like a better treat than some good 'ol hot chocolate? I think you will be surprised at how easy this Advent recipe is to make! As you probably know, the liturgical colors of Advent are pink and purple, so here you have it... a pink and purple hot chocolate treat for Advent! Kids always seem to remember things better when I … [Read more...]

Printable Advent Countdown Calendar For Catholic Kids

Advent is almost upon us and this year I have something extra special to share with you- a printable countdown calendar for your kids! Welcome to Catholic Icing- a place where you can find fun resources for Catholic kids year round! If you would like to get an update when I post new resources, sign up below as a subscriber. When you do, you get access to all of my free subscriber … [Read more...]

Jesse Trees- What Is It And How To Get Started

The Jesse Tree is a beautiful Advent tradition that many Christians use to prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas. It's a kind of special Advent countdown calendar that is focused on the true meaning of the season, and it is a great way to teach children about the plan of redemption from creation through salvation, tying the Old Testament to the New Testament! It is not hard or complicated, … [Read more...]

Holidays In Handprints- A DIY Christmas Treasury For Catholic Children

I created a printable book that is a special Christmas treasury for Catholic kids, and the pages are illustrated by your child and his or her handprints. :-) (For those of you familiar with my products, it's the Advent/Christmas counterpart to Holy Week In Handprints.) Each handprint picture is designed to be loads of fun, and easy to replicate! Even the youngest of children can participate … [Read more...]

Advent Guilt: Should You Hold On Or Let Go?

Whoever puts up their Christmas tree last wins the "Best Catholic" award! Wait, was it a competition? No one told me! Before I stared Catholic Icing, I had no idea there were people that waited until Christmas Eve to put up their tree. The more I run in Catholic circles, I find that a lot of families take waiting during the entire Advent season very seriously. This is not something I grew … [Read more...]