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...]

Symbolic Easter Tea For Kids

This tea party is good to do for all 50 days of the Easter season! I consider this tea party kind of a counterpart to our traditional Lenten tea that we like to have. It's full of symbols for all the things that happened from Easter through Pentecost, and roughly follows the Stations of Light (AKA Stations of the Resurrection, Way of the Light, or Via Lucis) Just like the Lenten tea, we … [Read more...]

Holy Week In Handprints- A Craft For Every Day Of Holy Week

I made a printable book that tells the story of Holy Week for children. The story is adapted from the book of Matthew, and the story is illustrated by your child and his or her handprints. :-) Each handprint picture is designed to be loads of fun, and easy to replicate! Even the youngest of children can participate in a handprint craft, and the craft also becomes a keepsake to be treasured. … [Read more...]

Free Printable Notebooking Pages: The Resurrection

Continuing on with our Religious notebooking project, today I'm posting some printable Easter pages. They go with pages 60-61 in Tell Me About The Catholic Faith (TMACF), or any other Resurrection resource you would rather use with your kids. My Thoughts On Pages 60-61 in TMACF: As I've said before, this book gives a brief overview of each topic, allowing you to embellish as much or as … [Read more...]

Resurrection Garden; How To Make One Fast, Cheap, And Easy!

Confession: I have been drooling over pictures of resurrection gardens online for years now! I've always wanted to make one, but never seemed to have gotten around to it. Planting the grass seed and trying to predict when it would actually look nice felt overwhelming. Well, guess what? We finally did it, and I'm going to show you how easy it really is- plus, with this version, it looks nice … [Read more...]

Printable Peg Dolls; Painting in 3 Different Styles

I ended up painting multiple Resurrection sets from my printable peg dolls this year for various friends and family, and I wanted to share how differently they can look with you! All of the peg dolls you see in this post are decoupaged from my printable sets. They've all been printed and Mod Podged on- I only painted the heads. The first set I designed have faces that can be drawn on with a … [Read more...]

Printable Resurrection Set; Fun Christ-Centered Easter Craft

Ok, as promised when I debuted the Printable Passion set for peg dolls, here is the Resurrection set counterpart! (And I now have a post about painting these little guys in 3 different styles- check it out here.) Nativity sets are so popular at Christmas time (and for good reason), so I can't figure out why the whole Resurrection Set thing at Easter hasn't totally caught on yet. I think … [Read more...]

Christian Easter Crafts For Kids- Teaching Them The Easter Story

It's so important to keep Easter Christ-centered, and I am always looking for crafts and activities that focus on the true meaning of Easter for my kids. Here's a round-up of some of my favorite ways! First of all, if it's still Lent, you can find my Lenten resources for kids here. This includes ideas for celebrating Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and so much … [Read more...]

Teach Kids About Jerusalem- Build A Model With Blocks

As Holy Week approaches, I wanted to teach my kids more about Jerusalem and Jesus' last week. Ya'll know I'm a sucker for hands-on learning with my kids, so we decided to build a model of Jerusalem to "see" what the city was like, and if you have a set of blocks, you can build one, too!   This is a great Montessori inspired activity for Holy Week and to help teach your kids the Easter … [Read more...]

Liturgical Calendar; Printable Craft For Catholic Kids!

You can find all of my Mass resources for Catholic kids here. A long time ago, we made a Liturgical wheel craft, which is actually featured in my book, Catholic ABC's. I finally (4 years later) got around to making a printable Liturgical wheel to make all of your lives easier! It spins to reveal different Liturgical seasons, so you can hang it and spin it to the current liturgical season. Check … [Read more...]