DIY Heirloom Play Mass Set

It’s hard to believe that Adam is going to be seven this week!


Last year, I made a Play Mass kit for Adam…and I love the way it turned out!

Mass Kit

I put a quick little ‘how-to’ craft kit for you with information for my favorite wood supply store…complete with an itemized purchase list to make it easy for you. See below…

The Play Mass Craft Kit includes the itemized order form as a PDF to order your own pieces!

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!

Play Mass Pieces

Clear Coat Mass Kit

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.

Mass Kit set up

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.

Homemade Mass Kit Homemade Crucifix

So far, all the vessels fit in a nice wooden craft box!

Play Mass Kit

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.

Play Mass Alternate Cruets

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.

Play Mass Add On

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.

Adam Plays MassWe learned that our hand-me-down piano bench makes a great altar.

Adam Plays Mass 3So 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!
Play Mass KitPlay Mass Kit (Tutorial PDF)

The Play Mass Kit offers itemized ordering information for our favorite wood company to compile your own heirloom wooden Play Mass Kit easily for about $20! Special tips are presented in a picture tutorial within the kit!


Play Mass Kit with 2019 Update at the Arma Dei Shoppe



…and check out the Heirloom Child Chasuble I made as well!

Tutorial here: Heirloom Child Chasuble


  1. Jennifer says:

    I would love the list of items to purchase for this wonderful set. I subscribed so that I could get it for free, however I don’t see how to do that.

    • Hi Jennifer! Thanks for your interest! We actually don’t offer the little kit as a freebie for subscribing anymore, but it’s only $2 in the Shoppe.

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