A Meet and Greet with the Saints

I just recently painted our family on wooden pegs, complete with Grandpa, Grandma and Uncle Steve.

I’m actually working on another special craft to use with the Wooden Painted Saints for Holy Week and I’ve had a lot of helpers eager to paint…and entertain the little painted peg people.

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Sneak a Peek at our Office, while we’re at IHM!

Welcome to Equipping Catholic Families! We are currently attending the Immaculate Heart of Mary Conference in Fredericksburg, VA.

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Playtime with the Saints

In 2012, I painted quite a few wooden dolls into saints.

I came up with a few fun ways to use the Wooden Saint Dolls…like the Saints-To-Go in an Altoids tin…for travel!

I decided to dig them out again…and once again find things my kids love to do…and add the Saints!

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a Year of Faith Gift for Teacher

 Continuing with our series Unique Gifts for Catholic Teachers and Catechists, here is another unique DIY Gift idea!

The Year of Faith Tower Tumble template includes 2 pages of Catechism categories and answers, specially formatted to fit the Jumbling Tower or  JENGA®  blocks.

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another Unique Catholic Teacher Gift!

Personalized Prayer Book Craft

Continuing with our series on Unique Gifts for Catholic Teachers, Catechists and Grandparents, how about creating a personalized Prayerbook with the help of our All Season Prayer Bank Craft Kit?

A few weeks ago, I shared my own Pinterest Prayer Book, incorporating awesome artwork collected on Pinterest with our favorite family prayers.  I used a travel photo album purchased at Walmart and added our favorite holy card images, prayer cards, unique religious artwork and printed prayers from the prayer-packed craft kit.

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Guess Who needs a Catholic Teacher Gift?

This post is a continuation of a new series on Unique Gifts for Catholic Teachers, Catechists and Grandparents! Our Guess Who?! series of FREE printables have been very popular this year: Guess Who?! The Saints! Guess Who?! The Cardinals! Guess Who?! The Popes! How about printing all three, laminating and trimming the templates and including them with a purchased game of Guess Who?! If I have configured this right, I may get a small commission through your purchase of the Guess Who? game through this link.  Rest assured…the $3.53 I have made so far through the Amazon affiliate program (in 2 years!) will be put to good use…as soon as I reach the minimum $10 threshold to receive a gift card or check! =)  Thanks for your support! The Guess Who?! templates are FREE for private use. (Please do not print these templates for items to be sold and please don’t make copies of these digital files:  instead, please recommend www.equippingCatholicfamilies to friends and let them discover their own favorite Catholic Printables as they become subscribers of Equipping Catholic Families  or  “like” our facebook page ). The templates can be printed, secured to bristol board or contruction paper and laminated on one side with a roll of clear adhesive from the dollar store.  Please check the finished size and how it fits within the plastic Guess Who? form.  (You will want to open the box anyway…to include the new Guess Who? templates inside.) Don’t forget to print your own set of templates for your family Guess Who? game!  It’s easier to print, laminate and trim the templates all at once…than to do them as separate projects, one gift at a time! THREE Guess Who?! Catholic Printables: FREE 1 Guess Who? game: <$15 Total for assembled craft kit/ awesome Catholic Teacher Gift: under $15 Lasting, Catholic Gift for your favorite Teacher: priceless =)   Stay tunes for more Unique Gifts for Catholic Teachers, Catechists and Grandparents!

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Catholic Teacher Gifts with Poker Chips

This post launches a new series on Unique Gifts you can print and assemble for your favorite Catholic Teacher, Catechist or Grandparent!

Catholic Teacher Gifts with Poker Chips!

I have made a few different games using poker chips from the dollar store! These are made quite easily with 8.5″x 11″ label paper (also from the dollar store) and a 1.5″ circle punch.  The label paper makes it quite easy to adhere images to poker chips. If you choose to have the images printed on regular paper and mod podge them to the poker chips…please either:

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Best Converted 2 Catholic Pins

Year of Faith Tower Tumble: convert your family game so that kids learn Catechism while they play this classic game!

Things to do with Tiny Saints! Use these awesome Saint charms as zipper pulls, wine glass charms and board game pieces!

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10 Ways to Use the Guess Who?! template!


We now have Guess Who? The Saints! Guess Who? The 116 Cardinals!  and Guess Who? The Popes!

We apologize for reposting some of our materials…we’re trying to fix some broken links!

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10 Ways to Use the Guess Who? The 116 Cardinals! kit

So after releasing the initial Guess Who?! The Cardinals FREE printable, I decided to expand the kit to not only reflect the 24 Cardinals most talked about in the media… but all 116 Cardinals eligible to vote in the Conclave. I incorporated their names and flags with my hand-picked, google-searched photos of them to create 5 templates for the Guess Who?! game.  
See the NEW Guess Who? The 116 Cardinals kit! kit BELOW! 
FREE download!

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