Printable Peg Dolls- Just Paint The Head And Decoupage The Rest!

I have wanted a set of Catholic peg Saints pretty much since I first saw them somewhere around 5 years ago. However, there were 2 really big deterrents that stood in my way: Buying hand-painted peg dolls is really expensive. Painting wooden peg dolls myself is extremely time-consuming. But now, I invented a secret option number 3 for you guys... Printable Saint peg … [Read more...]

Saint Peg Dolls For Catholic Kids- How To Have An Exchange

Find all of my peg doll resources here! I recently took part in a Catholic Saint peg doll exchange, and it was awesome! We all painted 36 of the same Saint, then exchanged so we ended up with 36 different Saints. I am so excited about these little guys! Here's the complete set I ended up with: From left to right, top to bottom: St. Joan of Arc, St. Patrick, Blessed Imelda, St. … [Read more...]

All Saints’ Day Costume Share; Vote For Your Favorite!

I thought it would be really fun to share pictures of our kids in their All Saints' day costumes and have a little contest! The winner will receive a free Mass book. I'm hosting the first annual All Saints' day contest on the Catholic Icing facebook page from now through the end of Monday. How to enter the costume contest: Share your photos in the comments of this facebook post. To post … [Read more...]

Saint Craft For Catholic Kids; Paper Doll Chain Of Saints

All Saints' day is just around the corner! As my kids get older, sometimes they like to do crafty things that are a little more open ended then the in-the-can type of stuff I used to do when they were small. As a result, you will start seeing more open ended crafting here. These paper chain Saint dolls are a perfect example! Lydia wanted to make decorations for All Saints' day, and I … [Read more...]

ABC Saints: Coloring Pages Turned Easy Catholic Craft

I've been working hard on something that I'm so excited to release to you today: A whole alphabet of Saints, ready for you and your kids to craft! The best part is, they're printable, and ready-to-go in either black and white or in color. Your choice. :-) Also, they totally match the Saint of the week for Catholic ABC's. This project was a joint effort! I commissioned my sister-in-law at to … [Read more...]

Making A Family Litany of Saints With Catholic Kids- Printable!

I made a printable page so you and your kids can easily fill in a litany of Saints for your own family! This page is a part of Lydia's First Holy Communion Notebook. Here's how ours turned out: *NOTE* In the printable version supplied here, the banner is a black and white outline- it is not in color. This makes it more printer friendly. Here's what it looks like: This can be a fun … [Read more...]

Explaining Halloween to Catholic Kids- How it Goes With All Saints’ Day, or “All Hallows Eve”

A few days ago, I wrote an article titled "Do Trick-or-Treating and All Saints' Day Go Together?" where I revealed to you that my family goes trick-or-treating dressed as Saints. I view this as being witnesses to the world, and taking back our own Catholic feast day of All Hallows Eve. (In fact, I wrote an article a few years ago about putting the "Hallow" back in "Halloween".) So, how do … [Read more...]

How to Make a No Sew Tutu and Add it to Any Costume for Instant Cuteness!

I will admit to jumping on a band-wagon here. I kept seeing costume after costume come through Pinterest with tutus, and I'm talking way beyond fairies and ballerinas. People are adding tutus to every kind of costume, and it's adorable! I've seen super heros, pirates, clowns, peacocks, ...even fruit costumes that are all sporting tutus! When I saw this Indian costume with a tutu, I knew there was … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Own Angel Wings- The Easy Way

If your kids are dressing up for All Saints' Day, an angel can be a great costume! Easy for girls (just pair a white dress with some wings, and voila!) and an easy costume to talk boys into (since St. Michael wears armor and carries a sword.) My little Violet has asked to be an angel 2 years in a row now, and wings, of course, are vital to an angel costume. The wings were super easy to … [Read more...]

How You Child Can Make Their Own Saint Kateri Costume for All Saints’ Day

Last year, Lydia (age 6) made her own St. Kateri costume for All Saints' Day! She had a blast, and enjoyed wearing it so much! (If you're in a hurry, we have also made this paper bag version quickly before.) Supplies Needed: Brown t-shirt (We got ours at Hobby Lobby. If you have an old one but it has printing on it, just turn it inside-out.) Brown fringe (about 1 yard) Hot Glue gun … [Read more...]