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...]

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...]

3 Kings Ornament Craft For the Epiphany

Happy Epiphany! Although the feast of the Epiphany moves to the closest Sunday in the US, we usually celebrate at home on January 6. Here's a fun craft we're doing this year with the 3 kings. The really cool thing about this craft is that the 3 triangles spin so you can mix and match the king's clothes. This is a printable craft, part of the Advent Saints pack. This craft can … [Read more...]

K is for King- Bible Alphabet Crafts For Kids

Happy Epiphany! (Ok, ok. I know in the USA they reschedule it to be on the closest Sunday, but traditionally, the Epiphany is on January 6th.) In any case, I've still been working on my Christian ABC's craft series, and we learned about "Kings" for the letter K, which seemed fitting to post on the Epiphany. :-) I love to make wearable crafts with preschoolers, because they love wearing … [Read more...]

Epiphany House Blessing and a Linky

Today is the First Friday of the month, which means I'm hosting a Catholic linky- it's your turn to share! What have you been up to? Add your links at the end of this post. :-) As these 12 days of Christmas come to a close, I wanted to share some pictures of our Epiphany door blessing from last year. It's very easy to bless your house for the Epiphany, and you don't need a priest- you … [Read more...]

The Stations of the Resurrection – Great Focus for the Easter Season

Have you heard of the Resurrection? They're also know as "Via Lucis", "Stations of Light", or "The Way of the Light". There are 14 stations, and they the counterpart to the Stations of the Cross. Every station is something that happened between Easter and Pentecost, while the risen Jesus was walking around alive on the earth. Here they are: Stations of the Resurrection (Via Lucis) 1. Jesus … [Read more...]

Star of Wonder, Star of Night

This year (2011) the epiphany is being officially celebrated on January 2, but the traditional day for the epiphany (and the end of the 12 days of Christmas) happens on January 6, so you still have some time to celebrate the epiphany with your kids. Try celebrating with stars! Make these Crispy Cheese Stars with Family Fun as a fun epiphany snack! (Here is another cheese star … [Read more...]

3 Kings Epiphany Crafts

Here are some fun crafts for the epiphany! Don't forget to add your kings into your nativity sets, and sing "We 3 Kings" while you're at it! :-) Printable 3 Kings ornament craft- they spin and change! Family Fun has a cute Wise Men Craft! You can print and color these kings from my nativity set. Needed Links (here) (here) and (here). … [Read more...]

DIY Crowns

Here are some ideas for you to make a crown with or for your kids. There are many reasons you might make crowns throughout the liturgical year, one of them being for the epiphany, which just happens to be coming up very soon :-) I loved this crown! Click here for directions. This Crown is made from a Coffee Sleeve. This Lace Crown is a little more involved than most of these, … [Read more...]

Epiphany Crown Food Ideas

I found all kinds of crown cakes, king cakes, king breads, and everything else under the sun for celebrating the epiphany. So whether you're celebrating on the 3 or the 6 this year, I hope these ideas are useful for your epiphany party! Try Making Family Fun's Crown Cake for the Epiphany.I also found this Cute Crown Cake on from Bright Ideas. Here's a recipe for Epiphany Almond Cake. In … [Read more...]