Sacred and Immaculate Heart Rosaries- A Fun Catholic Craft!

This craft would be great for celebrating the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, or the feast of the Immacualte Heart of Mary. We made these in celebration of St. Valentine’s feast day. You know– National “Heart” Day. 😉 You can find all of my ideas about how to honor Mary with kids in May here, and today we are going to talk about crafting Sacred and Immaculate heart rosaries with Catholic kids. 


You can either call these One Decade Rosaries, or you can call them Chaplets. Either way, they’re really fun and easy to make!

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Supplies Needed:


Pipe Cleaners


Sacred Heart Medal (optional)

Crucifix (optional)


You can get Saint medals really cheap at local Catholic Shops. If they’re out of Sacred Heart medals (because you know– it’s a popular one) then look for a Scapular Medal. He’s usually on the back of there. If you’re really lucky, you’ll find medals that have the Sacred heart of Jesus on the front and the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the back.

If you only have one medal, no problem! Check out this post to see how to make a mold and craft as many as you need! This is a lot of fun for kids of all ages. Lydia used a crucifix that she molded herself for the end of her rosary.

To make this craft, take your pipe cleaner and add 10 of your beads. Twist the pipe cleaner closed, and snip off a section at the end. Put your Sacred Heart medal along with your “Our Father” bead, then twist the extra piece of pipe cleaner on to make a cross shape for the end.  This will also hold your last bead on. If I were going to make these with a whole class, I’d probably go with a version kinda like this:

We used red for the Sacred heart, and pink for the Immaculate heart. The orange and yellow beads around the Sacred heart chaplet symbolize fire, and the white beads around the Immaculate heart symbolize the white roses that surround Out Lady’s heart. You can also twist on pieces of orange and yellow pipe cleaner to the top of the heart to add flames.

Sacred Heart Chaplet

Immaculate Heart Chaplet

I really liked the addition of some heart-shaped beads. Lydia (of course) used pretty much exclusively the heart shaped ones.

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

When it’s finished, it’s pretty easy to shape the pipe cleaner into a heart. Pair with some Valentines, or a Sacred Heart holy card. Now isn’t that a great craft for Catholics on St. Valentine’s Day?

You can find all of my Sacred and Immaculate heart resources for kids here.

You can find all my resources for celebrating Saint Valentine’s day with Catholic kids here!
Also, check out my Saint Valentine printable pack!
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!


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  1. Susana of says

    Lacy, I love this idea!!! I stopped in to link your First Holy Communion ideas for an upcoming article, and I just fell in love with these heart rosaries! Thank you so much for doing such a great job at sharing all of these wonderful and inspiring crafts with us. The children will love making these!
    God Bless!

  2. Robbie @ Going Green Mama says

    What a wonderful idea! We are always looking for ideas for our Daisy Scout troop, and particularly for next year when we work on our first religious medal!

  3. Beautiful Lacy! I shared them at Familia Católica too:
    They are cute and easy to do, thank you!!

  4. Thank you, thank you for sharing this wonderful project. I did it tonight with my kindergarten CCE class and it was perfect! I couldn’t get the right prayer cards, but made a printable kindergarten level one which I would love to share with you. I am going to see if I can find an email address to send the file to.

  5. I am very excited to do this craft with my 1st and 2nd grade CCD class this Sunday. Thanks for such a great idea! I wondered upon your website and I’m bookmarking it to get ideas for future classes. 🙂

  6. We made these this week in my 3rd grade religious education class. They had a great time making these, so thank you so much for sharing. I’ve used some of your other ideas as well. I don’t know what I’d do without your site for inspiration! I started a blog to keep some of my plans/ideas in one place and linked to this project : I’m REALLY new to this blogging thing, so if I haven’t done it correctly please let me know. Again, many, many thanks!!

  7. Carolene Brooke says

    Hi Lacy, I love your crafts. I started a Catholic Moms group and we are doing this craft on Monday! What a great idea. Thank you!

  8. Hello Lacy. I really love this craft idea. I got all the materials including the crucifixes from Autom. Can you please give a little more detail on how you were able to attach the crucifixes? The holes in the ring seem too small. Thanks so much!!

    • I did use the rings that came on the crucifixes. Pipe cleaners will fit through smaller areas than you think they will because they are fuzzy. The wire inside them is actually quite small. 🙂

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