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Happy St. Nicholas Day

Today is the Feast of St. Nicholas. If you are still looking for some fun activities for your kids, or just more info on St. Nick, head to the St. Nicholas Center. Don’t miss Paper Dali’s St. Nicholas paper doll who’s just waiting to be a part of your St. Nick celebration.

Cool kids’ crafts for St. Joseph’s Day

I’m double-posting from over at the Virtual St. Joseph Altar blog: 3D Cut & Color Virtual St. Joseph Altar Cut, color, and create your own mini St. Joseph’s Altar. This fun family craft will help you and your little ones learn about the lovely St. Joseph Altar tradition. Complete instructions included on the pdf download.…

Paper . . . rock . . . scissors

Skip the rock! If you love paper as much as I do, you’ll love these links! For tomorrow’s Feast of St. Nicholas, you will want to head to Paper Dali for a free, downloadable, ready to cut and color: paper doll of St. Nick Then head to Papertoys.com where you’ll find more free paper stuff…

Links of the month — 4th of July

Let’s get patriotic! For the adults: What’s Right With America My top ten list of patriotic movies. For the kids: Cut a five-pointed star in one snip. Even I had fun with this one!! American flag timeline from 1776 to 2010 with images and brief historical notes. Try this patriotic windsock. For a smaller variation,…

Your very own mini Mardi Gras parade

One of my favorite childhood craft projects is the shoe box Mardi Gras float. Get a crowd together and have everyone make a float and you’ve got your own mini parade. The theme is up to you so be creative. One year our homeschool group had a shoe box float contest and our theme was…

September Links of the Month — get crafty!

Links of the month is back! Don’t ask me where it’s back from, but here it is. Everyone is back to school and academics are top of mind where they should be, but don’t forget the crafts! There’s always a need for a quick craft project to keep little, and big, hands busy. Here are…

My all-time top post

First Communion Banners with 5,823 hits in just over one year! I never would have thought that this simple post would see so much action! These felt banners are simple and fun to create. For the craft impaired, there are even kits. But don’t sell your, or your child’s, creativity short. With a little bit…

Easter links for the Easter Link-Up

It’s time to share our Easter posts in Catholic Icing’s Easter Link-Up. Head over to Catholic Icing and enter your link, or links, about Easter. Link to your actual post, then, link your post back to the Easter Link-Up. Be sure to spend some time visitng all the great posts. Everyone has seen the Lenten…

2010 Pascal Candle art

UPDATE: Looking for 2011 Paschal Candle art? I’m very excited! The Pascal Candle art which I referred everyone to in last year’s post, How to make a simple Pascal Candle, has been updated for 2010. No excuse now!

Last Supper craft for Holy Week

I shared this in my reader, but this project is so cool I just had to post about it! Lacy has outdone herself again with this craft based on the famous Leonardo da Vinci Last Supper painting. Head over to Catholic Icing for complete instructions and downloads. Lacy has also included an art lesson about…

$ store stickers

I saw, on at least two different blogs, that some moms had found nice Catholic stickers at their nearby dollar store. Well, I hit my Dollar Tree yesterday and scooped up 5 different packs! Each pack has four sheets — what a deal! My sets include: Mary, Mysteries of the Rosary, Stations of the Cross,…

Catholic Icing’s Lent Link-Up 2010

It’s time to share all our Lenten posts in Catholic Icing’s Lent Link-Up. Head over to Catholic Icing and enter your link, or links, about lent. Be sure to link to the actual post. Then, link back to the Lent Link-Up in your post. Be sure to spend some time visitng all the great posts.…

Stations of the Cross votive project

I spotted this project a bit late for last year’s Lent, but I printed out the vintage black and white Stations and this year I am ready to go! Check out Just Another Day in Paradise, for a more elaborate version and complete directions. I placed our votive Stations on the hearth of our fireplace.…

Our Lenten Lapbooks

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Our Lenten Lapbooks are ready to go. All they need now is some personalization by their owners. The focal point of the lapbook is Catholic Icicng’s printable Lenten calendar for children. We will color each day as we proceed through Lent. On the left panel I included a pocket-sized Stations of the Cross. These accordion-fold…

Links of the Month — Valentines, Mardi Gras, and Lent

What a month! February 2010 features some major litugical celebrations, one right after the other. Here are a few choice links for a fun February: February 14 is St. Valentine’s Day. These little hand made items are sure to win hearts: Head to Catholic Icing for some specifically Catholic Valentine’s Day ideas, and a spiritual…

Some very crafty ladies

Over that past few months I’ve come across several blogs that are incredibly crafty. Some are specifically classroom oriented, while others are just for when that creative mood hits you. Check them out. If you’re not in a creative mood now, I know you will be after you visit these blogs: My all-time favorite crafty…

For the dance moms, and sewing/craft nerds

Competition season is fast approaching and I have two daughters performing pointe solos in Chicago in just 4 weeks. In a major cost-cutting effort, I put together their solo costumes each year. A good, simple tutu/bodice can run $400 and up, and that’s before any embellishments. To help other moms, trying to save a bit…

Candle craft for Mary’s feast

I love this Mary’s Candle activity from Women for Faith & Family: An especially appealing project for this Solemnity of Mary is to make a special candle. This candle can be made by attaching a picture or figure of the Infant Jesus to the base of a large pillar-type candle. You might carve a little…

Links of the month: Happy New Year . . .

. . . liturgically speaking! Get ready, advent is just one week away. Following and celebrating the liturgical year with your family will deepen your faith and bring you all closer to understanding the mystery of salvation. Here are some year-round links: My own Liturgical Year page has lots of handy links to guide you…

Christmas in Sweden – Paper Dali ebook

This year, we have had lots of fun with the free historical dolls created by Vee at Paper Dali. Just in time for celebrating Christmas, Vee has released her very first ebook: Christmas in Sweden. Christmas in Sweden is an exclusive 30-page, downloadable paper doll set. For just $10, you get color and black-and-white PDFs…

Our paper-saint parade

For All Saints Day, our paper saints, courtesy of Paper Dali, adorned our fireplace mantle. From left to right we have St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Damien, St. Juan Diego & Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Joseph, and St. Rose. It’s a small, but powerful group!

Going batty

Missouri bats was the topic today for my Missouri Conservation Frontiers group at our homeschool co-op. Since today was our last class before Halloween, we had some fun learning about bats. We also made this clothespin bat craft and enjoyed Halloween cupcakes made by Crozet.