Easter Cross Art Project For Kids- Oil Pastel “Smudge” Technique With Resist

I absolutely love this cross art project- it is so perfect for any age group from preschoolers through adults, and the results are easy for every age level to achieve! (And as ya'll are about to see by these pictures, I did this project years ago and never posted it. So enjoy Violet's little baby face. She's getting to be quite a young lady these days!) Supplies Needed: Card stock … [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...]

Craft an Easter Candle with Kids

Check out all of my faith-based Easter crafts and recipies for kids here! Making an Easter candle (also known as a Paschal Candle) to use at home can be a great religious Easter tradition for your family! The ones we made were made were super easy to do, and I used candles from the Dollar Tree, so this project seriously only cost us $1. These are so much easier to make than it first … [Read more...]

Celebrating Easter with Hand painted Eggs and a Tree, by guest blogger Ingrid Lee.

I'm really happy to be writing and sharing my Easter themed artwork with you all again!  I had a lot of fun writing my last post here at Catholic Icing, about painting a Paschal candle and this time I've been invited to share my Easter Egg Tree. I didn't grow up celebrating Easter with an Easter egg tree, but because our family cultures are so diverse, I wanted to start creating traditions … [Read more...]

Printable Easter Countdown Calendar

Check out all of my faith-based Easter crafts and recipes for kids here! Did you know that there are 50 days in the Easter season? Not one, but 50! That's even more days than there are in lent! The Easter season begins with Easter Sunday, and ends with Pentecost. In order to help my kids and I remember that the Easter season is an ongoing thing, I made this religious Easter countdown calendar … [Read more...]

First Communion Craft – Make a First Communion Banner

Check out all of my First Communion Resources for Kids here. Find over 50 examples of First Communion Banners here. Either I was the last Catholic on the planet to hear of first communion banners, or some of you also aren't familiar with this popular first communion tradition. Some parishes have all of their first communicants make banners. If this is the case at your church, you'll need to … [Read more...]

Our Lady and the Ladybug

Did you know that the lady bug is named for the virgin Mary? It is said that farmers were having their crops devoured by insects and prayed to Mary for help. Then red and black beetles came and ate all the insects, saving the crops! They named them "Beetles of Our Lady" which over time turned into "Ladybugs". You can read more about this legend here. Try some of these fun ladybug activities for … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Solemnity of the Ascension

The Ascension is falling on May 13 for the year 2010. This is the day that we celebrate Jesus' ascension into heaven!  To read more about the ascension, click here. Here are fun things you might do to help your kids remember this day. I also think it would be so much fun to serve these heavenly jello treats from Huber Hof Academy. Here's a printable ascension coloring sheet from Sermons … [Read more...]

Spiritual Bouquets for Mother’s Day

I think spiritual bouquets would be a great idea for a religious mother's day present for any mother you may know :-) If you're new to the concept of spiritual bouquets, check out this post  from Our Domestic Church on Spiritual Bouquets. She explains what they are, and how to use them. She also gives multiple examples and has lots of pictures, plus she links to others that have made them as well! … [Read more...]

Easy First Communion Cookies

Check out all of my First Communion Resources for Kids here. I love to do cute stuff, but decorating elaborate cakes and such is not my strongest talent. Lol! So I came up with these super easy first communion cookies that anyone should be able to make, and I think they're pretty cute :-) Start by baking cookies. Any cookies. You can even just make some slice and bake cookies, or buy … [Read more...]