The Jelly Bean Prayer- Free Download

So... sometimes it happens. Sometimes I make a mistake. In fact, it happens often, and when it happens on Catholic Icing, I believe that it’s God’s way of keeping me humble. 😝 Last week I came out with the Jelly Bean Prayer coloring book, and the “bonus page” had a typo. It said “sorow” instead of “sorrow”. So I’m making that one page free now so that everyone that already downloaded it … [Read more...]

Jelly Bean Prayer- Printable Coloring Story Book For Christian Kids

Have you heard of the Jelly Bean Prayer? It's an adorable little poem where each jelly bean color stands for a different part of the Easter story. I love taking the parts of holidays that already exist and throwing a Christ-centered spin on them so that everything from the day points back on the true meaning of the season. It's kind of my favorite thing about Catholic Icing, actually, and who … [Read more...]

Make Easy Shaving Cream Eggs – IN The Carton!

I've been seeing shaving cream "dyed" Easter eggs floating around the interwebs, and I've seen people making them on cookie sheets or in muffin tins. The thing is you have to keep the eggs kinda still so you get the swirly pattern, and you need the shaving cream on both sides, which is hard to do on a cookie sheet. So I came up with a solution... making them straight in your egg … [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...]

Day of the Dead Arts and Crafts Roundup

All Souls' Day is coming up on November 2- this is also known as the Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos). I love all the colorful skulls used to celebrate this day in Mexico! I'm a really colorful person- I know... total shocker! :-P You can read more about the Day of the Dead as a Catholic celebration here. I love these painted sugar skull rocks from Color Me Happy! I think kids … [Read more...]

How To Decorate Easy Angel Cookies: Letter A Snack

Apparently, I love to have alphabet series going on this blog. First I did Catholic alphabet crafts (which turned into Catholic ABC's), then I moved onto a Bible alphabet craft series, and this year I'm doing Bible themed snacks. So here we go, A is for easy Angel cookies! I decided to do the alphabet snack thing with Violet this year because I wanted a 1 on 1 activity we could do together … [Read more...]

Pentecost Sunday Celebration With Strawberry Cake- Happy Birthday To The Church!

As Pentecost is known as the birthday of the church, it seems to be traditional to make a "birthday cake" for the church on Pentecost Sunday! Be sure to check out more Pentecost Sunday ideas here! I usually see these covered in strawberries, and my guess for this reason is twofold: Number 1, the liturgical color of Pentecost is red, and strawberries are red. Number 2, strawberries are in … [Read more...]

Celebrating The Feast Of St. Joseph At Home- March 19

Happy feast of St. Joseph! I wanted to share with you our celebration for St. Joseph's feast day last year, but our desktop computer crashed, and I haven't yet been able to retrieve some of my pictures. (gasp!). So I don't have all of my pictures to show you, and I was going to skip posting about it all together, but it turns out my mom had taken a picture of the cake I made. :-) So here you … [Read more...]

Simple Celebration for Mary’s Birthday

The nativity of Mary is September 8 (9 months after the feast of the Immaculate Conception.) Although we've had more elaborate celebrations in the past, our family had a simple celebration this year. We made Mary a birthday cake! We made a simple angel food cake from a box mix, and drizzled it with some blue glaze (Our Lady's color.) I set out a Mary statue, and put 10 candles in the cake … [Read more...]