Equipping Catholic Families …for LENT!

Paper Chains, Prayer Abacus, Revolving Rosary, Stations of the Cross and Works of Mercy Carousel…just some of the Catholic Craft Kits we have …packed with prayer and our original Kelly Saints illustrations! Hands-on crafts to build up your family prayer!Advent and Lent paper chains resuseable
Advent and Lent Quest Craft Kit:

Paper Chain Countdowns! THREE in ONE kit with Saint Bios, Catechism facts or Family Prayer Challenges. Laminate to use year after year…and really these can be used to count down to ANY Feast Day or Season, but they include some special ones just for Lent!

Advent and Lent Quest in the Shoppe

Good Deed Bead Bracelets!

A great way to get kids engaged in LENT prayer and sacrifice and good deeds!



FREE Tutorial: Good Deed Bead Bracelets for Lent!


Brand NEW for 2017: Easy as Abacus Stations of the Cross

An easy craft to help kids follow along through the prayers of the Stations of the Cross. All the clipart you need to make the Stations of the Cross Abacus…and the Divine Mercy Chaplet Abacus as well! You can pick up the Easy as Abacus Stations of the Cross at the Arma Dei Shoppe.


Easy as Abacus Stations of the Cross …in the Shoppe

Ready to start the Family Rosary?

The Easy as Abacus Rosary is an awesome Catholic craft and tool to keep kids involved, saying the Rosary as a family!  All our original artwork is included in the PDF!

Easy as Abacus Rosary…in the Shoppe


The Mysteries of the Rosary Craft Kit is packed with innovative, kid-magnet illustrations and crafts to help kids say the Rosary! It includes lace-up booklets and our innovative revolving rosary…all packed with our original Kelly Saints artwork!

Mysteries of the Rosary Craft Kit…in the Shoppe




…also NEW last year, our Stations of the Cross Craft Kit featuring the Kelly Saints! We’ve made a tabletop centerpiece, votive candles and other painted treasures…all with the FOUR different templates in this kit!

Stations of the Cross Craft Kit …in the Shoppe


Works of Mercy Craft Kit

…and also NEW for 2016! The Works of Mercy Craft Kit… featuring the Kelly Saints! More than 10 recommended crafts to make from FIVE different templates contained in the kit! You’ll love to see the Kelly Saints…tackling the Works of Mercy!

Make the Works of Mercy Carousel or Accordion tabletop display or craft unique Votive candles. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is in there too!

Works of Mercy Craft Kit …in the Shoppe


And speaking of the Divine Mercy… also NEW in 2016: the Divine Mercy Craft Kit. There are 18 templates in this kit…from prayer wheels to booklets to prayer petal flowers to coloring pages, this craft kit is designed to help kids of all ages participate in this devotion and draw closer to Jesus, appreciating His huge Sacrifice for us and His Divine Mercy.  It even includes templates to track the whole 9-day Novena!

Divine Mercy Craft Kit …in the Shoppe



Weight-of-the-Cross-300x225Weight of the Cross is an easy (and free!) activity from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families

If someone in your family is preparing for (or has just received) their First Reconciliation, this could be an extra special way to journey through Lent!

Heart_Cross_Banner-226x300Heart Cross Banner is another hands-on way to identify sin and virtue through Lent. It’s also an easy (and free!) activity from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families

The Jesus Tree is a great way to learn, grow and pray each day throughout Lent. Introduce Scripture tracing the events of Jesus’ Life!


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  1. Hi, Monica! I hope you don’t mind, I was so impressed with this list of crafts that I wrote a little post about it on my parenting blog, “Extraordinary Moms Network.” My “official” blog on the CWBN is “A Mother on the Road Less Traveled,” but I wanted my readers to find your great ideas (including the image of the Lenten chain) right away. Thanks for all you are doing to serve Catholic families!

  2. The Mysteries of the Rosary wheel is a great idea! My six year old daughter loves having an Immaculate Medal to wear, too. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh my goodness, I feel like I’ve hit the mother load of catechetical tools! Thank you for sharing!

  4. These are awesome ideas to make Lent come to life for young children! I may actually encourage my Confirmation students to do the Weight of the Cross activity. To make things come to life a little more… a simple, free activity.

    This is a great set of resources, and I look forward to coming back as my kiddos get older, and trying different ideas out with them.

    Thank you for sharing!

  5. Monica,

    You continue to amaze me with your ideas and crafts that are so fun and meaningful! I love your wooden Jesus Tree and The Jesse Tree Ornaments are still on my wish list for all things liturgical! Have a blessed Lent!

  6. These are so fantastic! They are perfect for hands-on kiddos. I especially love the Jesus tree – what a beautiful take on the Jesse Tree!

  7. Wonderful crafts! I really LOVE the ‘Abacus’ rosary!

  8. I can always count on you for great Catholic Crafts.
    So awesome.

  9. What a wonderful variety of crafts for families! I especially like the Rosary abacus … that is brilliant!

  10. These are all wonderful crafts! I feel so strongly that having crafts is a fantastic way for youth to learn.

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