Catholic Craft for Kids- Make a Rosary Book!

I wanted to find a fun way to teach my kids about rosary. I also wanted to have some visuals to teach them about all the different mysteries of the rosary, so we came up with these paper bag books. We love to work on crafty stuff, and you can find all of my crafty rosary resources for kids here.

Cover page of a rosary booklet
Side-by-side of rosary booklets
These were a lot of fun to make and I think they came out really cute! To make your own paper bag book, you just take paper lunch bags, fold them in half, and staple them up the side. We used 4 bags for ours, faced all the open bag ends to one side, and folded them in half. I think it would also be cute to punch holes and tie the sides up with ribbon, but I couldn’t find our hole puncher.
Stapled binding of rosary booklet
Your motivation to make the book out of paper bags rather than regular paper is to create little pockets in the pages so that you can add pull tabs like this:
Ribboned tabs in rosary booklet
Ribboned tabs in rosary booklet
Ribboned tabs in rosary booklet
We used 4 paper bags stacked together and folded in half so that we would have 4 pocket pages- one for each different set of the mysteries of the rosary. You just cut some square paper in the right size to fit inside the page, and then staple a piece of ribbon on for pulling it out.
Ribbon stapled in booklet
We actually got stickers of all the mysteries of the rosary at Dollar Tree! (They were with the Easter stuff. They’re not labeled, so you have to know what you’re looking at). If you don’t have these stickers, you could just print images online for each mystery. (Under Her Starry Mantle has 20 good size depictions of each mystery of the rosary from the great masters! Find them here!)

Lydia chose all different colored scrapbooking paper to make her mysteries of the rosary pages, and different colors of ribbon for each page. So cute!

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Rosary Booklet Pages
I tried to match my papers to the feeling of each set of mysteries. So I chose a paper that seemed joyful, sorrowful, luminous, and glorious. Be sure to stagger your ribbons so they stick out at different places on the side of your book.
Rosary Booklet Pages
We wrote in the mysteries of the rosary on the pages where to pull tabs went. Here’s one of Lydia’s pages:
At the front of the book we wrote our “Rosary Prayers”. Here are the pictures from my book in order so you can just see what we put on each page. It would be a lot easier to print out the prayers and mysteries so you could just cut and glue them into your pages, but we wrote them out because my printer is broken.
Each page from front to back:
Rosary Booklet Cover
The Apostles Creed Page
Rosary Prayer Pages
Rosary Prayer Pages
Joyful Mysteries
Luminous Mysteries
Sorrowful Mysteries
Glorious Mysteries
(on the back)
Hail Holy Queen Page
I just absolutely love this rosary craft! If you’ll see on the pages with the prayers, we cut out paper that looks like the beads that match our beginner rosaries. You could also pair these books with my easy rosary craft.
I just love how bright and cheery the colors of Lydia’s rosary book are!
Ribbon Tabs
Ribbon Tabs

I am obsessed with this new idea of making paper bag books, so I’m sure you’ll see some more here soon! I’m obsessed with our paper bag puppets, too. Apparently, I have a thing for paper bags. 😉

Rosary Books
If you’re wondering why there are about one million pictures of these books, it’s because on Friday I lost my camera and yesterday I was able to get a new one, so I’m having fun with my new “toy”. 🙂 I did lose a lot of pictures when I lost my camera, which is why there are no pictures of this craft “in progress”, and is also why I haven’t posted since last Thursday. I have several things left to re-photograph still! I’m hoping to find the time this week!
More Rosary Resources for Kids


  1. Absolutely love this! I've been looking for those stickers at DT for a while now– think I may just have to break down and make some printables 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. very very cute. I love this idea!!

  3. Cute idea. It's too bad my Dollar Tree never has any of the goodies everyone else seems to find. They must be hiding them somewhere!

  4. I got these stickers just last week, and now I know just what to do with them! I also picked up a set that are the Stations of the Cross. Thanks for this great idea!

  5. Ju Fidélis says

    So lovely!
    This will be my craft item for May to do with my children at the church but I'm not sure I'll get to do this in 1:30h, maybe a little bit each Sunday. Thanks for sharing! I`m in love for your blog!!!

  6. Xhonane Olivas says

    wow!! so creative!! I love it!!

  7. Thank you so very much for sharing this idea!! I LOVE your blog!! Blessings to you and your sweet family! :O)

  8. Great ! I love it. I was able to find those stickers last year at DT! My kids would like something like this! Thank you.

  9. Great craft!!

  10. Mary Ellen Barrett says

    Lacey dear you are a genius. Love it.

  11. Amy Caroline says

    This would be great for First Communion and First Confession preparation!! I love it!
    Thank you!

  12. Monica @ Equipping Catholic Families says

    I love this craft!…Does the closed end of the bag just fold into the book (or at the back?)
    I'd love to use these cool Mysteries of the Rosary pictures I have on some of those paper bag pages, but I like how you included the prayers and the names of the Mysteries.

  13. Anonymous says

    When you said Dollar Tree I thought, "I wonder if they have them here?" And they did! And I found the Stations of the Cross, too! My mom was so excited when I told her about this project, she wants to come and make one with us. She's 70 years old and she thought it looked like a lovely idea. You made my Monday much better! Thanks….


  14. Lacy~How in the world did you think of this??? Fabulosa idea! Being a Dollar Tree addict, I haven't seen those stickers! I'm on a mission now. LOL Thanks a million and all God's blessings to you:-)

  15. You are awesome!! LOVE IT!!!

    Blessing and thank you for sharing…


  16. josephmorgan62 says

    I am always looking for crafts to do with my 4th grade students. Not being real crafty myself, I will often find a craft that is a little too easy for the kids…but not me!! Anyway, can you put an age group on the crafts for simpletons such as me?
    Thanks for your GREAT, GREAT ideas and time!! Blessings!

  17. Aranas Clan says

    Great idea! Perfect craft to reinforce learning the rosary for my 7 yo who is receiving First Communion this year.
    BTW, have you made a St. Joseph's puppet yet? (Would be great to see what you come up with for this month of St. Joseph!)

  18. This is such an awesome craft! Thanks! (=

  19. Heavy Duty Paper Cutter says

    I Love this rosary book. I think it's cute. Well, you inspired me to make rosary book like this one!

  20. Lisa Marie says

    This is so great!! Thank you so much for this craft idea. We were just studying the rosary so it'll be perfect. I love it!! I've been wondering how to teach my son the mysteries, this is perfect. Thanks again 🙂 God bless!

  21. Hey Lacy! ust wanted to let you know that I think your new camera takes some awesome pictures! I love this idea and may try it with my boys this summer. Also, I am planning a little fun for our REP kids for Divine Mercy Sunday inspired by a lot of stuff on your blog. Hopefully I will be able to make up and post and there will be tons of links to you! Have fun and keep the ideas coming!!

  22. This is a fantastic project, I cannot wait to do it with my daughter.

  23. Cannot express to you how much I LOVE Catholic Icing. It's very inspiring!!! :0)

  24. BuyWoWAccounts says

    You've come up with such a smart idea. As we all know most kids nowadays don't have time with memorizing all the mysteries and with what you've made at least they'll now be more interested.

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  25. tarichuck says

    I am getting ready to do this craft with my daughter; we just found the stickers at DT today. She's just starting to read, but already asks questions about her Daddy's rosary. Since he is frequently away for work, this will be perfect for helping answer some of her questions as I am the non-Catholic in the family.

  26. My son's first grade class made these as an end-of-the-year treat after I sent this great blog to his teacher.  Thanks for the inspiration… 24 happy little 7 year olds proudly took their prayers home today!

  27. What a neat idea and so simple! I can’t wait to make one with my daughter. Thank you so much for posting this.

  28. Charmaine Sabga says

    Great idea.. will try it with my group

  29. Maria Isabel Abrantes says

    Ah, mas vocês são muito criativos! Parabéns!

  30. Thanks so much for posting this! I’ve been looking for a way to teach my fourth grade religious ed students the rosary and it’s not easy to find cool ways! We will begin working on this next week!

  31. Sofia Kuhn says

    Thank you very much for this wonderful idea! God bless you!

  32. Fantastic idea! We did this today and it turned out great! Thank you for sharing

  33. Complimenti! Bellissima idea! Proverò a realizzarla anche io. Grazie

  34. Sarah Laskowski says

    these are adorable, I am going have my girls make these & my added brainstorm, which I’m gonna try to implement, is to put 10 beads on the front with a string from top to bottom, to help with the counting!! we always have tons of beads around here!! lol

  35. Linnette Stapleton says

    Awesome and very interesting

  36. Ann Marie Rodriguez says

    This is a cute idea for the kids!

    Awesome idea!

  37. You have some really wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing. I enjoy getting your newsletter