Celebrate “Día de la Cruz” With Kids- Cross Craft Ideas

May 3 is the day that St. Helen discovered the location of the true cross! This day is celebrated in Latin America as “Día de la Cruz” or “The Day of the Cross” in English. I think celebrating this feast day is a great way to keep celebrating the miracle of the cross through the full Easter season! Here are some fun cross crafts you can make with your kids in celebration. Check out this salt … [Read more...]

Easter Cross Art Project For Kids- Oil Pastel “Smudge” Technique With Resist

I absolutely love this cross art project- it is so perfect for any age group from preschoolers through adults, and the results are easy for every age level to achieve! (And as ya'll are about to see by these pictures, I did this project years ago and never posted it. So enjoy Violet's little baby face. She's getting to be quite a young lady these days!) Supplies Needed: Card stock … [Read more...]

Jelly Bean Prayer Craft- An Easter Egg Cross!!!

Do you want to celebrate a Christ-centered Easter with your kids and family this year, and you're looking for easy ideas to celebrate? Incorporating Jesus into the Easter season can be just as easy as any other kind of celebration! This is so fast and easy and a great way to center your Easter table around the true meaning of this day!!! I give you... the Jelly bean Easter egg … [Read more...]

Easter Candy Centerpiece- The Empty Tomb!

One of the main ideas behind Catholic Icing has ALWAYS been to take the things we are already doing during the year, and twist them to keep the focus on God. And what do we do every Easter? Buy and consume tons of candy. So, why not point that candy at the true meaning of Easter? The resurrection! If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it. Anything you want to do … [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...]

Easiest Cross Craft For Kids Ever

Hi everyone!!! Surprise, surprise, I'm still alive lol. I thought that as I'm getting back into the swing of posting here again, I would share something I did with the kids super recently. I didn't even intend to post these but they came out cuter than I expected them to. Also, cross crafts are super useful during the Lent and Easter seasons. :-) Supplies Needed For Cross Craft: Foam … [Read more...]

How To Craft A Crucifix For Catholic Kids

Find all of my Mass crafts and activities for kids here. I’m continuing my series, showing you how to make a Mass kit for kids piece by piece. Today, I’m going to show you how to easily craft a versatile crucifix that can stand up on a table top, or be used on a stick for pretend altar servers. You can find the navigation page of how to make all the Mass kit pieces for kids … [Read more...]

How To Fold A Palm Cross In 10 Easy Steps

This is a Catholic classic, and must be added to the library of Catholic crafts here at Catholic Icing. ;-) Here's how you fold a simple cross out of a palm you get at Palm Sunday Mass. You start with 1 palm. Most of them are actually 2 connected together, so if it easily splits into 2 palms like so, separate them completely. Your palm will be really long like this. I can't show … [Read more...]

Cross Craft Using Leftover Easter Egg Dye- With Pictures!

Check out all of my faith-based Easter crafts and recipies for kids here! This is one of my favorite crafts we've ever done, and is sure to become an Easter tradition in our home! You can make these simple crosses using leftover Easter egg dye. It's a craft celebrating the true meaning of Easter, and it's so much fun! Supplies Needed: Plain White Paper Towels- no patterns! Leftover … [Read more...]