Monstrance Crafts For Catholic Kids

As you may or may not know, Catholics believe in the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist or communion. A Monstrance is an ornate golden vessel that displays the consecrated host for adoration. Monstrances are generally beautiful and decorative, lending themselves to all kinds of beautiful crafts for children. Let’s check out these monstrance crafts for Catholic kids.

There are so many times that a monstrance craft could be perfect for Catholic kids! Some of these times could include:

  • First Holy Communion
  • Corpus Christi (Feast Of The Most Holy Body And Blood Of Christ) 
  • Holy Thursday
  • When Learning About Adoration
  • When Learning About The Eucharist

When you make a monstrance craft, it could be the perfect time to also take a trip to adoration! Contact your local parish to see when adoration is available. If there is perpetual adoration at your church (meaning open all the time) there is probably a code on the door you need to ask for so you can let yourself in.

Monstrance Crafts For Preschoolers

Handprint crafts will always have such a special place in my heart when it comes to preschoolers! Not only do preschoolers love them, and they’re adorable, but they also become a keepsake over time. Check out this handprint monstrance craft for kids.

This doily monstrance craft for kids from my preschool curriculum Catholic ABC’s is so much easier than it looks! Check out the variations here.

You can get my free printable monstrance coloring page for little kids here

Monstrance Crafts For Older Kids

Your kids can make their very own agamorgraph, which is a special kind of art that morphs when you move your head back and forth. My printable color by number morphs from Jesus to a monstrance, and is a very engaging way to teach about the true presence in the Eucharist!

This monstrance craft for kids is made out of something surprising… and also super cheap! Kids will love it.

Have kids draw their very own monstrance using my free how to draw a monstrance video


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This wooden monstrance craft is fun for kids and came become part of your own mass kit for kids.

Have kids write their own haiku poems about the Eucharist– a beautiful exercise! In that post I have a free printable page for kids to use to write their own poems.

This monstrance ornament craft is cute and you can find good directions for making your own over on Catholic Inspired.

Looking for a more open ended monstrance craft with unique options? This “snowflake” version of a monstrance craft will leave every monstrance unique.

My printable scripture memory cards from parts of the Mass include some scripture about the true presence in the Eucharist and feature a monstrance, so you may want to check those out.

You may also want to check out this fun monstrance painting art project from Catholic Inspired. This could be a ton of fun for older kids and they could get more detailed with it.

More Eucharist Crafts For Kids

There are other fun ways to craft about the Eucharist including hosts, chalices, grapes, and wheat! Find all of my Eucharist crafts for kids on my First Communion Resources page.

You can find my other resources for celebrating June feast day with kids here. 


  1. I wanted to let you know that you have inspired a few of the projects for my Lenten series for my Catholic School students. Thank you for all you do to inspire Catholic focused artwork for kids.

  2. Elly Oehler says

    My #3 is prepping for first communion. With Covid, we are doing a home program. I am doing this program with my 3 younger kids. We are talking about the Monstrance, and I didn’t have doilies. So we used paper plates! Would love to share photos of our creations!!! Thank you for all your ideas!