Equipping Catholic Families for August

NEW FEATURE: Equipping Catholic Families for August!

We will be posting a monthly summary of crafts and family traditions each month related to the Monthly Devotion, Key Feast Days and the appropriate Season of the Liturgical Calendar. We hope to give you a little more notice next time…launching the summary post a week or two before the start of the month.

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Keeping Advent, Advent

Advent is coming! Do you have resolutions for Keeping Advent, Advent this year?

Over the years, we have tried a number of Advent activities and devotions and I’ve compiled a Photo Gallery of them!

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Love Like A Saint Love Quote Cards

Love Like A Saint (Love Quote Cards)

PDF Download: $5

This Craft Kit includes 48 different cards with Kelly Saints images and the accompanying Love Quotes from each Saint. These are SO cute and appealing to kids (and adults too!). Why not encourage our kids to look to SAINTS as their heroes and role models!? Great for Saint Valentine’s Day cards, lunch box notes, snail mail gifts, chore chart badges…and thoughtful reminders all year long!

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Spiritual Bouquet of Prayer Petal Flowers

Spiritual Bouquet of Prayer Petal Flowers

PDF Downloadable: $13

The Spiritual Bouquet of Prayer Petal Flowers includes all 20 Mysteries of the Rosary as well as the prayers of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. There are templates to make a pretty construction paper flower, plus clipart to make a meaningful gift card for both the Rosary and the Divine Mercy. All of the individual flower pieces have the actual Rosary or Divine Mercy prayers printed on them for easy reference.

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Priest Car

So, 5 year old Adam saw the pieces I’ve received in the mail to make our first ever Play Mass kit. He asks me everyday if it’s finished. When I told him that I also needed to make some priest vestments…he dragged my sewing machine up for me, from the basement. It took 2 hands…and a little dragging, but the sewing machine still works. =)

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Feast Day Fun: Holy Family!

This is one of my favorite Feast Days of the whole Liturgical Calendar!

The Feast of the Holy Family!

I’ve made a number of Holy Family/ Nativity sets over the years. This was a gift for Bill, the Christmas before we were married. The figures were loosely based on patterns I found in a magazine…and the clothing and the stable were architected improvised with limited sewing skills.

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Summer Project! Communion of Saints Family Calendar

Looking for a fun family project this summer? How about collecting all your special family dates and recording them in this Saint-packed Perpetual Calendar! Once you fill in the key Birthdays, Sacrament dates and milestones for your immediate family (and even extended family!)…you can make color copies for Grandparents and Cousins, Aunts, Uncles and Godparents!

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Paint by Saint!

Remember Paint by Number?

How about Paint by Saint?

If you already have our Saint Scripts Craft Kits, Series One and Two…you already have the Kelly Saints illustrations in black and white templates to stylize on your own with pencil crayons, markers…or my new favorite watercolor paints!

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Lent Activities Gallery

Here is a compilation of all of our crafts and activities for LENT!

Many of these ideas can be taken on throughout Lent, made ONCE and saved for next year’s Lent as well!

Even if your Lent has been a little bumpy so far…it’s never too late to jump right in with a craft or activity that engages the whole family in a meaningful way!

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Stations of the Cross Votive Candles

I wanted to make some Stations of the Cross Votive Candles with our new Stations of the Cross (with the Kelly Saints) Craft Kit. I actually added two new templates to the kit*.

*If you have purchased the original Stations of the Cross Craft before February 13, please check your inbox for a link to the Upgrade Kit!

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