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...]

Our Lady Of Lourdes Diorama {Printable Craft For Catholic Kids!}

The feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is February 11, and the feast of St. Bernadette is April 16! Celebrating these feasts with Catholic kids is super fun, and the story of St. Bernadette and Our Lady of Lourdes is certainly a favorite! If you'd like to hear all about this craft and see how it assembles in a video, watch away! (Also, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel!) … [Read more...]

Saint Valentine’s Day Countdown Craft

So a few years back, I designed a scripture countdown chain with one love bible verse for each of the 14 days in February counting down to the feast of St. Valentine, and now, it's even better! :-) This craft is printable, and easy to assemble. Each day in February you just tear off one link and read the scripture about love with your children. That's it! A fun and easy way to … [Read more...]

How To Make A Yarn Doll Angel

I have loved yarn dolls since I was a little girl, and this Christmas I was in the mood to make some with my kids to share this timeless craft with them! Here's the angel we made. Supplies Needed To Make A Yarn Doll: Yarn (about 30 Yards per doll. Perhaps a bit more for dolls with dresses, and a bit less for dolls with legs.) A book or piece of cardboard Scissors Supplies … [Read more...]

Soft Manger For Baby Jesus Yarn Craft

It's traditional during Advent for children to have an empty manger for Baby Jesus. Each time they do a good deed, they get to place a piece of "straw" in the manger and make a soft bed for Baby Jesus by Christmas day. Here's a craft you can do for your kids to participate in this fun tradition! Materials Needed To Make This Craft: A popsicle stick (We used the "craft spoons" size, … [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...]

Coloring Your Own Advent Candles The Easy Way

This year, we made our own Advent Candles again... this time from dripping crayons with the hair dryer! Finding Advent candles is always a challenge for Catholics this time of year. Pink and purple aren't typical Christmas colors, so they can be hard to hunt down. Sometimes they have the packs of taper candles, but they have trouble lasting the whole season. And ordering or finding pink … [Read more...]

DIY Grace Before Meals Table Runner- the easy version!

Last year I made a bunch of table runners with the Catholic dinner prayer on them and I gave them out as Christmas presents. I used a faux batik technique, and they were beautiful, and I love them, but they were a lot of work. I got a lot of suggestions from my readers to try doing the same thing with a bleach pen, and I wanted to make a harvest colored one for Thanksgiving, so I gave it a whirl. … [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...]

Our Lady Of Fatima Craft For Catholic Kids Of All Ages

The feast of Our Lady of Fatima is May 13, and the anniversary of the miracle of the spinning sun is October 13! Celebrating these feasts with Catholic kids is super fun, and I especially love telling the kids the REACH of that miracle! It happened in front of the eyes of over 70,000 people and gained attention worldwide! It is still one of the most famous miracles of all time, and a great day to … [Read more...]