Celebrating the Nativity of Mary With A Craft

We love to celebrate the Nativity of Mary, which happens every year on September 8! We have been doing this now since the kids were little and it’s a beloved tradition in our home. You can find my full post with celebration ideas for the Nativity of Mary here, but today I am going to show you how to celebrate the Nativity Of Mary with a super fun slice of cake craft for Our Lady! You ready? Let’s get going! 

Make a Craft!

You knew I was going to say that, right? I think crafting some simple rosaries would be a great craft idea for Mary’s birthday!

We crafted some slices of cake for Mary’s birthday. I found a cake slice template here, and printed several on card stock.


First, cut out your cake slice template. Next, go ahead and fold the creases on the lines, and unfold to make it flat again. Then color with markers, and paint on the “icing” with homemade puffy paint (recipe below). Microwave it dry, and assemble the slice of cake with glue.


Recipe for Homemade Puffy Microwave Paint:

1 tablespoon self-rising flour
1 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons of water (give or take)
a few drops of food coloring

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You can find my full post and all my directions about making your own microwave puffy paint here.

Make a paste out of the flour, salt, and water. Color with food coloring. Paint on with a paint brush or a q-tip. When you’re finished, microwave it for about 30 seconds, until puffy and dry. This was so much fun to do!


What To Do With Your Cake Slice Craft:

We are using our cake slice boxes to put our rosaries in and take to Mary’s birthday party. You could make 5 of these cake boxes, set them out on a cake plate, and number them 1-5. In each box there will be a rosary, and a piece of paper telling with a mystery of the rosary. At Mary’s birthday party, ask for volunteers to lead a decade of the rosary. At the beginning of each decade, the leader can come forward, take a rosary from the box, read the slip of paper with the mystery for that rosary, and lead the decade.

You can find all of my resources for celebrating the Nativity of Mary with kids here.

If you’re looking for more ideas, check out my other resources on how to honor Mary with kids.


  1. Tracy Bua Smith says


    As always, I love your fun ideas and LOVE the Mary cake slices without the calories 🙂 I’ve shared some ideas for Mary’s birthday and here is one post where we use donuts to make an edible rosary with our homeschool group 🙂 http://asliceofsmithlife.blogspot.com/2012/09/my-pinterest-present-and-edible-rosary.html

    God bless! Tracy at A Slice of Smith Life

  2. Sarah O @ Two Os Plus More says

    Awesome! Thank you always for new ideas. I agree with Tracy – no calorie cakes are great. I shared a few ideas over on our blog a few days ago on ways to celebrate Mary’s birthday (and I actually sent people back to some of your older posts):


    Thanks always for your wonderful ideas!

    Sarah @ Two Os Plus More