Divine Mercy Jesus Craft

Catholic ABC’s Week: 9
Letter of the week: D
Theme: Divine Mercy Jesus
Saint of the Week: St. Denis
Craft: Divine Mercy Jesus Statue

Paper standee of Jesue with the rays of the Divine Mercy

This week we are learning about the letter “D” and Divine Mercy Jesus. Jesus appeared to St. Faustina, and asked her to have a painting made of this vision with the words “Jesus I Trust in You”. The two rays represent Blood and Water.
Painting of the Divine Mercy with the phrase "Jesus I Trust in You!"
Materials Needed To Complete This Craft:

Have your child color the Divine Mercy Jesus however he or she wishes, but encourage them to color the rays red and blue to stand for blood and water. Then cut the image out according to the directions on the printable. (Help your child to cut if needed). You then use a glue stick to attach your image around a toilet paper tube.

After the rays are colored red and blue, use a glue stick to cover them in red and blue glitter. We actually used red and silver glitter at my preschool co-op because these colors were available at the Dollar Tree so it was very affordable. And the silver worked great- it’s supposed to stand for water after all 🙂

Paper standee of Jesue with the rays of the Divine Mercy

Paper standee of Jesue with the rays of the Divine Mercy

Optionally, fold the rays back and forth like a fan before attaching with a glue stick.

Here is what my 2 year old preschool co-op class was capable of. I’ll admit that this craft was a little complicated for them. But they loved the glitter!

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Catholic ABCs is a hand-on curriculum full of crafts, printables, worksheets, saints, learning, and more for preschoolers and kindergartners. There are over 2,000 pages that you can use for multiple school years! (This is also a great supplement for 1st and 2nd graders.)

Multiple paper standee of Jesue with the rays of the Divine Mercy

And here’s what my 4 year old was capable of. This was a perfect craft for her! I love how colorful her version is! I think he looks like “Our Divine Mercy of Guadalupe” – which is totally not a thing by the way. 🙂

Paper standee of Jesue with the rays of the Divine Mercy
Your children can make their own little Divine Mercy Statue to leave in their bedroom!
Paper standee of Jesue with the rays of the Divine Mercy next to Divine Mercy statue

More Divine Mercy Resources for Kids

We really enjoyed this craft and I hope to make more of these available in the future. I’ve also been informed that this would be a great craft for the Little Flowers Mercy badge. Maybe some of you lead groups that can use this idea!

Grab Bag Ideas for the Letter Dd: (be sure to check out the Classroom Scriptfor directions on using the grab bag.) Dog, Dragon, Dinosaur, Dress, Doughnut, Dice, Doll, Dolphin, Duck, Dime, Dove.

For More Resources, including free printable ABC scripture cards and a matching set of Catholic Saint crafts for preschoolers, check out the Catholic ABC’s Offical Resource Page.

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  1. welcome to our wonderland says

    LOVE this will post a linky back you you when we do this!!!

  2. This is perfect for the Little Flowers "Mercy" badge. I often take printable dolls like this and cut out my own stand on the bottom. I like the wrap around pattern for the TP roll!!

  3. Melissa from MN says

    We enjoyed this Divine Mercy Jesus project and made my own printable. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Laura Hubert Surovic says

    Dear Lacy,
    From July 22 to the 26, the Girl Scout Catholic Committee of Southwest Texas and the Archdiocese of San Antonio held their first Divine Mercy Twilight (evening) Camp from 5 to 9 in the evening on the west side of San Antonio, a historically underserved Hispanic area. A booklet on Divine Mercy (to earn a patch and/or medal) had been developed by a d Girl Scout Troop in 2009, with the help of the Marianist devotional booklet with the approval of the Archdiocese and a medal and patch designed. Over 250 Girl Scouts throughout the United States have earned this award since 2009. When we decided to have the camp, we needed more crafts, especially for the Daisy and Brownie levels (kinder to 2nd grade) and this was perfect. They made the Jesus project and we helped them make the novena. That week we said the chaplet and novena prayers daily and it was a wonderful experience. Thanks so much for your great ideas—you have touched so many lives with your generous sharing.
    God bless you!

  5. Patricia Castro says

    Thank you for sharing! With my 3rd grade RE Sunday class, I showed the YouTube of the Devine Mercy Chaplet for Children EWTN 15 minutes. Followed up with this art activity. Best for this class and the limited time since I only have them for 45 minutes. Thank you!