Welcome to Feast Day Fun: St Kateri!
July 14th is the Feast Day of St Kateri!
Feast Day Crafts and Activities
Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series ONE and TWO).
First of all…after a few little glitches the new Super Saints Cards (Pack One) is being printed RIGHT NOW! You can find all about the Super Saints Cards HERE! The cards include a wealth of information and fun facts and can be used as quizzing cards or Top Trumps Tournaments!
St Kateri was orphaned when her Mohawk and Algonquin parents died of smallpox. Misunderstood by her people, she fled to Canada where she could live her Christian Faith through prayer, penance and good works. As she died, the smallpox scars vanished from her face.
I saw the Catholic Dreamcatcher craft over at CatholicMom.com and decided to try making my own, inspired by the traditional Native American Dreamcatcher, but adding our favorite Saint Holy Medals, the Four Way Medal Cross and white feathers representing the Holy Spirit,. You can read here about how I have tried to reconcile Dreamcatchers with our Catholic Faith.
Here’s our St Kateri Wooden Painted Saint. Check out our Wooden Painted Saint Tutorial to start your own set! We’ve got lots of ways to use them as well… in board games, classic playsets, Lego, Lincoln Logs, Saints Day decorations, chore counting and piano practicing.
I love the St Kateri vests that I have seen made out of paper bags for St Kateri costumes and celebrations on other crafty Catholic blogs. I thought I would make my own version of a St Kateri dress for Bridget’s American Doll and I was pleased with how quick and easy it was…and how rewarding the crumpling part was!
This isn’t the first time we have showcased doll makeovers to saints! Check out the TY Doll Makeovers here at Equipping Catholic Families.
I love this clay Rosary craft from Familia Catolica, made in honor of St Kateri. It looks pretty fun and easy to make and it would help kids keep track of the prayers of the Rosary as they say each decade.
Do you have your own family activities, traditions, crafts or celebrations to share for this special Feast Day? Don’t forget to add it at the Celebrate the Saints Link-Up…or pick up an idea or two for your family to enjoy!