How to Bead a Cross (Fun Christian Craft!)

These beaded crosses are a great craft for kids! This classic christian craft is fun anytime- Vacation bible school (VBS), CCD, Sunday school, or at home. I have a little trick that makes these especially easy for kids to make. (I recommend this craft for 6 year olds and older.) Supplies Needed: Pony Beads String (we used plastic string) Glue Dots (these make this craft super … [Read more...]

I’m In The Lord’s Army- Christian Song and Craft for Kids

In keeping with my series of Christian song crafts, today's theme is "I'm in the Lord's Army", which is one of Julian's favorite songs! If you don't know the Lord's Army song, check out this video to learn the lyrics and hand motions. Supplies Needed to Make Your Lord's Army Hat: Newspaper (1/2 sheet- 11x21 inches) Glue stick Craft Paint (I used … [Read more...]

Jesus Loves Me- Bible Craft for Kids

In continuing with my children's crafts for Christian songs, today's craft goes with the song "Jesus Loves Me"! This is such a classic religious song for kids! I wanted a "Jesus Loves Me" craft that really focused on the "me" part of that. I thought a picture frame with the child's picture was perfect! This frame is made from an old CD case, and was super easy to put together! Even if you … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Leading Children in Song- {Use Music for Religious Education!}

Whether you're at home, at acation bible school, in the classroom, or in church, music can really enhance worship for kids! "Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands!" Psalm 100: 1 See? We're only asked to make a joyful noise to the Lord, not a perfect one. ;-) Last year, I was signing up to help teach vacation bible school. I was hoping to help with crafts... but they already had … [Read more...]

Glittery Jesus Fish Craft- Make a Mobile!

This week we made a Jesus fish craft using only cardboard tubes, glue, and glitter. The kids had so much fun with this one! This was such a simple process. Take a cardboard tube (such as a toilet paper roll or a paper towel tube) and flatten it. Then cut it into strips. You'll end up with football shaped rings. Cut the ring apart at one fold, cut 2 slits, and fit together in the shape of  … [Read more...]

Yes Lord Craft for CCD or Sunday School

Catholic ABC's Week: 29 Letter of the week: Y Theme: Saying Yes to God! Saint of the Week: St. Yolanda Craft: 'Yes Lord' thumbs up craft I am nearing the end of the alphabet with the letter "Y". I can't believe I'm almost finished! :-) Y was a harder letter to "craft" than I thought it would be, but I'm very happy with this "Yes, Lord" craft I came up with. I was first introduced to the … [Read more...]

How to Make Patriotic Beads- a Picture Turtorial!

So when Sarah (the Clay Rosary Girl) left my house, I just couldn't stop making beads! So I made a bunch of red, white, and blue ones. They are a lot of fun to make because they have such high contrast, and they're really cheery! Once you make them, you can use them for religious necklaces, bracelets, rosaries- whatever! (I did not make the letter beads.) I used Sculpey for making mine, … [Read more...]

Patriotic Rosary for the 4th of July

I ran across the idea of praying a patriotic rosary here, and I loved it! What a great idea with the 4th of July coming up! It would be fun to make some red white and blue rosaries with kids to go along with the idea! Here are a few of ideas for praying a patriotic rosary: 1st Decade: for the Executive Branch 2nd Decade: for the Supreme Court 3rd Decade: for Congress 4th Decade: … [Read more...]

God’s Eyes or ‘Ojo de Dios’

I have fond memories of crafting God's Eyes as a child. I guess some Christian crafts just don't go out of style :-) They symbolize the all seeing eye of God. This craft is great for kids of a wide age span, and the materials are easy to come by! I was thinking that making some red white and blue God's Eyes (or Ojo de Dios) would be a fun activity for the 4th of July, followed by a prayer … [Read more...]

Free Catholic Vacation Bible School

Yes, that's right. FREE! :-) This is offered by Holy Heroes. You can use it at home for your own kids, or for a group or parish! And you guys know I'm all about free Catholic resources! You can go to the Holy Heroes Website to sign up for their Free Summer Faith Adventure via email. What they do is send you daily emails with videos for the week long Vacation Bible School. These videos include … [Read more...]