Catholic Draw ‘N Learn Friday: The Vatican Flag {and free coloring!!!}

Hello my little cupcakes! It's Friday, and you know what that means here at Catholic Icing... it's time for another Catholic Draw 'N Learn!! Today, I'm going to be showing you step by step how to draw the Vatican flag. I mean... how cool is it that Catholics have our very own country and flag?! Did you know that the Vatican flag is one of only 2 flags in the whole world that has the official … [Read more...]

The Story Of My Trip To World Meeting Of Families In Photos

Many of you followed my pilgrimage to see Pope Francis on Instagram, but I wanted to share even more of my story with you! This trip was an experience of a lifetime- I'm going to let the photos do most of the talking here. :-) Exhibit hall The kids in the Youth Congress made my Pope Puppets!!! :-) Pope puppets actually made it onto TV. Anyone else see them? So exciting! … [Read more...]

Pope Activities for Catholic Kids

Here are some fun resources to help you teach your kids about the Pope! Here are some crafts you can find here at Catholic Icing that I've made with my kids when learning about the Pope. (What's really great about crafts is you can get the kids working on them, then talk to them about the Pope while they craft.) Pope puppet- You can make a Pope paper bag puppet using the templates from … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Craft For Catholic Kids- Free To Print!

As I announced earlier this year, I will be speaking at the upcoming World Meeting Of Families in Philadelphia! I am very excited for this opportunity, and I'm getting very excited about seeing Pope Francis. It's going to be awesome! I thought you guys might be talking to your kids about the Pope given that he's coming here soon, so I thought this printable Pope Francis craft would be fun to do … [Read more...]

Celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday And Saint John Paul II With Kids

Here is a round-up of my ideas for celebrating the Divine Mercy, along with some ideas for celebrating (almost) St. John Paul II (since he instituted Divine Mercy Sunday)! :-) New ideas included this year! Over the past couple of years, I've posted a lot of ideas for teaching your kids about Divine Mercy. Divine Mercy Sunday falls the Sunday after Easter each year.  Here are some ideas for … [Read more...]

Printable Peg Dolls- Just Paint The Head And Decoupage The Rest!

I have wanted a set of Catholic peg Saints pretty much since I first saw them somewhere around 5 years ago. However, there were 2 really big deterrents that stood in my way: Buying hand-painted peg dolls is really expensive. Painting wooden peg dolls myself is extremely time consuming. But now, I invented a secret option number 3 for you guys... Printable Saint peg … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Craft for Kids

What an exciting week we have had! Welcome, Pope Francis! My kids were so excited to see him come onto the balcony, and what a blessing that we were able to pray an Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be along with the world! We were so excited, we wanted to turn our Pope puppets we've been making into Pope Francis puppets, and here he is! The templates for making these Pope puppets can be … [Read more...]

Cardinal and Pope Craft for Catholic Kids- Make a Zucchetto

Well we all know what today is- the day we start anxiously awaiting white smoke! A new Pope is officially in the works. :-) I wanted to do some kind of Papal activity with the kids besides the paper bag puppet, and we decided to make Cardinal and Pope hats. You know that little hat that the Pope wears? Not the big miter one, the little one. It looks like a skull cap, or like a beanie. Well, … [Read more...]

Pope John Paul II Mitre Craft for Catholic Kids

Pope John Paul II is being beatified on May 1, 2011- Divine Mercy Sunday! Yay! JP2, We love you! Did you know a pope hat is called a miter? You probably do, but maybe your kids don't! Here's a way to make an easy miter craft out of a toilet paper tube. (Never never throw away your toilet paper tubes, ok? They're just way too handy!) Just push down the top of your tissue tube with your finger … [Read more...]