I’ve been planning to make a Play Mass kit for a couple years now and just started collecting the pieces a few months ago.
Before he even knew I was making the Play Mass Kit, Adam just recently started playing Mass in the living room.
Assisted by his big sister Bridget, they processed in with his hand-drawn crucifix,
…he gave his own version of his favorite Gospel reading and then did his best with the liturgy with a plastic wine glass and a few other props he found around the house.
He also enlisted Bridget to help him make his own Priest Car.
Clearly every priest needs a priest car with decals luring the faithful to confession.
Well, I decided it was time to put together this really cool Play Mass kit! I’ve collected all these pieces…from my favorite wood company!
The Play Mass Craft Kit includes the itemized order form as a PDF to order your own pieces! It’s free for subscribers…see below!
You will purchase the materials directly from the wood company. No, I’m not getting any commission =), I just really like what this company has available (including the peg dolls I’ve been using for years), along with their awesome customer service…and the fact that they do ship to Canada!
I glued a couple pieces together, painted the hosts and the pall white and added a clear coat to everything. The pieces need at least 24 hours to dry so that they don’t stick to each other, once they’re stored.
I chose to use the battery-powered tealights and the little cork-stopped bottles from the Dollar Store to make the kit a little extra fun.
I found the cross at a craft store, but if you have a small standing crucifix, that’s even better!
I raided the family linen closet and borrowed some awesome heirloom napkins for the special altar linens (Corporal and Purificator).
I even ironed tri-folds into them, to be more like the real thing.
So far, all the vessels fit in a nice wooden craft box!
The candlesticks may be temporarily out of stock, but expected to arrive in a couple weeks.
Here’s a Picture Tutorial of all the components of the basic set, including the cruets and the tealights I purchased from the Dollar Store.
Here is the lavabo dish and the alternate cruets from the same wood company. These cruets have a hole in the bottom, so you might want to fill the holes if they’re going to be used with actual liquid.
And here are my planned “Add-Ons”…although I haven’t completely worked them out and may add more materials as I find the pieces I’m looking for.
We learned that our hand-me-down piano bench makes a great altar.
I wonder if he’s going to pay more attention at Mass this week?
**UPDATE** I think the Play Mass kit actually did help his behavior during the second half of Mass…the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Now we just have to work on his extreme lethargy under the pew Church Illness during the Liturgy of the Word.
So here is the Play Mass Kit and Order Form, if you’d like to make your own set just like we did! The Craft Kit includes special tips and an itemized order form at our favorite wood company!
This Craft Kit is $2, but subscribers get it for FREE!
Just click the Subscriber Freebie button on the last email you received from us or subscribe here (and look for the button in the next email you receive from us):
Play Mass Kit and Order Form (some assembly required, materials purchased separately from wood company)
($2 here…if you just can’t wait!)
Here are some tutorials to make your own Play Mass Kit with other materials you might already have on hand!
I love this kit from Catholic Missionary Family…with the colored Mass linens reflecting the Liturgical Season!
Check this out! Craft a Mass Kit with Catholic Icing using easy-to-find supplies and spraypainting them gold!
Don’t want to make it yourself? Check out this beautiful Wood Mass Kit by Almond Rod Toys! I love the little wooden candles in this kit!
Just in case you’d like the fabric version, this is the first Play Mass kit I ever saw…
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