How To Craft A Wooden Monstrance For Catholic Kids

Find all of my Mass crafts and activities for kids here.

I’m continuing my series, showing you how to make a Mass kit for kids piece by piece. Today, I’m going to show you how to easily craft a sturdy wooden monstrance.

craft a wooden monstrance for catholic kids

You can find the navigation page of how to make all the Mass kit pieces for kids here.

Supplies Needed: 

  • Wooden candle stick holder (available at craft stores)
  • Wooden sunshine (available with the cute wooden cut-outs at the craft store. A snowflake could also work. Look past the colors because you will paint it- just look for shape.)
  • Wooden cross (again, craft store)
  • Wooden circle, painted white (or white circle of fun foam or felt)
  • Hot glue gun and sticks
  • Gold spray paint
  • Optional: stick on jewels

supplies to make a pretend monstrance

First, glue the pieces together into the shape of your monstrance. The sunshine goes towards the top of the candlestick holder, and the cross goes on top. Hold off on putting your circle in the middle.

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assembling a wooden monstrance craft

Now you’re ready to paint! I got all of my Mass objects ready first so I could spray paint everything at the same time.

craft a wooden monstrance for catholic kids

After it’s gold, add your white circle to the middle for the host. We embellished ours with some craft jewels. You’re finished!

Remember that this is just one piece in my larger Mass kit series.

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