What to do with Painted Saints! …part 1

I have enjoyed painting my collection of wooden saint dolls…you can read more about the Painted Peg People and how I have painted both favorite patron saints and members of our family. 

To justify the happy time I have spent painting these little figures, I thought I’d offer a couple more suggestions for what to do with Painted Saints (while not-so-subtly adopting these patrons saints as members of our family). 
I know…alot to expect from little wooden toys, but they give us an excuse to get reaquainted with our real holy hero intercessors in Heaven.

These little people have been popping up in lots of places in our home…from marching across the piano everytime a song or scale is practiced…

…SO not cool with our 16 year old.)

 …to stand-in playing pieces for Checkers, Snakes & Ladders and Trouble!

Yes, we have a different blog post on each of these three classic board games…
…and more to come! =)
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I think we’re going to use them for our next big Feast Day celebration.

…but I think my favorite is the Saints-2-Go!

How cute is this?  Wouldn’t this little Dream Team of Saints
 be a great little travel gift for your Godchild?
Customize to their favorite patron Saints!

I had hopes that this little set might keep Adam a little subdued at Mass,
but I’m not sure that we can keep them from flying over the pews.

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  1. Hi Monica,
    Just wanted to let you know I featured your post this week. Thanks so much for sharing it.

  2. Oh these are so cute!! I think they would be great for mass! That is always so had for the littlest ones. We’ve gone the route of sitting in the very first pew. I was mortified at first, but then realized it made everything more interesting when the kids could see our priest speaking.

  3. Okay, I’m hooked. The Saints to go is adorable. I’m going to need to brush up on my painting skills.

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