Lent Crafts

Looking for crafts to do at home, with what you have on hand?


We sifted through our archives and these are the simplest crafts we found for Lent!

Good Deed Bead Bracelets with pony beads and pipe cleaners make an easy bracelet with a built-in prayer or sacrifice counter! 10 beads make a decade, space an additional 5 for the five decades and wear the bracelet all Lent with renewed dedication to the Rosary!

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Live Liturgically this FEBRUARY

Equipping Catholic Families for February Saints Days!

This is our monthly summary of crafts and family traditions related to the Monthly Devotion, Key Feast Days, and the appropriate Season of the Liturgical Calendar. As our kids get older, our activities and commitment to Catholic crafts have changed and adjusted (at least for our tween, teen, and young adult kids)! While we haven’t exactly been adding a lot of Catholic crafts around here, we do enjoy pulling out the crafts and programs we’ve developed over the years, sometimes sharing them with younger families in our parish!

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4 Goals for 2024

It’s that time of year again, our second chance to start the new year (the Liturgical Calendar began with Advent in 2023).

These are the big four resolutions that I’m going to tackle (again) and I’ve included some resource, article and affiliate links that I’ve found helpful.

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January Saints and Pray More in 2024

Equipping Catholic Families for January 2024 Saints!

Welcome to our monthly summary of crafts and family traditions related to the Monthly Devotion, Key Feast Days and the appropriate Season of the Liturgical Calendar.

  • Prompt Me to Pray through the 12 Days of Christmas PDF is PACKED with prayers and prayer prompts to tap into all the wonderful gifts God has given us within our Faith! It has simple summaries and excellent prompts to pray: to pray with gratitude, to foster the virtues and gifts already infused into us at Baptism, and to help us appreciate all God’s Grace and Tools He freely offers to us, as we pursue holiness.

Key Feast Days in January:

He’s still a little BABY! Sock Baby Jesus can still hang around in his crib as we bask in the Baptism of the Lord (January 8) and await the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd.

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9 Unique Catholic Gifts you can Print, Customize and Give!

Looking for last minute, meaningful Catholic gifts? All of our Catholic Craft Kit PDFs come with permission to copy for personal use and that means you can print and assemble them for beautiful custom, handmade gifts for your close family and friends!

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December Saints Days and ADVENT!

December Saints Days and ADVENT!

Equipping Catholic Families for December Saints!

It’s December and Advent starts THIS SUNDAY!

Here is our monthly summary of crafts and family traditions related to the Monthly Devotion, Key Feast Days, and the appropriate Season of the Liturgical Calendar: Advent!

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Dollar Store Advent Wreath

We’ve been seeing beautiful wooden advent wreaths and I decided to try making one, using what I could find from the dollar store! I already had the 6″ masonite wreath base from an earlier trip to the dollar store.
I know I have seen little wooden leaf cutouts, but this time of year, my trusty dollar store had none. I switched gears to use little wooden hearts and flowers and this is what I came up with.

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Christ the King Novena starts November 17!

November 26th is the Solemnity of Christ the King and November 17th is nine days before it so that makes TODAY the first day of the Christ the King Novena!

We made a special craft kit for that!

This Divine Mercy Prayer Counter Abacus includes the 9 intentions and relatively short daily prayers leading up to this great Solemnity!

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Anticipating Advent


Here’s a summary of our most-loved Advent Traditions and the Heirloom Crafts we dig out year after year!

1. The Jesse Tree!


The Jesse Tree Tradition features Biblical ornaments tracing the lineage of Jesus through the Old Testament to the Nativity in the New Testament.

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Jesse Tree / O Antiphon Calendar 2023

…because the first Sunday of Advent falls between November 27th-December 3rd, the official Advent Calendar can look different every year (for 7 years!)
This year, Advent begins on December 3rd, so it’s the shortest Advent possible. The last Sunday of Advent is also Christmas Eve!

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