Recycling Votive Candles

Do you have a few too many tired/well-used/burnt votive candles lying around the house? We did…and we decided to try recycling votive candles! We gave them new life with leftover wax and stubby candles…along with our favorite watercolored Kelly Saints from this craft kit. After having just released our new Lock Screen Prayer Prompts, I think I might need to recycle a couple more votives and adhere these images with Kelly Saints and Prayer Prompts: which is your favorite here?

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Equipping Catholic Families….for Christmas!

 

Equipping Catholic Families… for Christmas!

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.

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Equipping Catholic Families…for December!

 

Equipping Catholic Families for December 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.

 Key Feast Days in December:

  • St Francis Xavier (December 3)
  • St John Damascene (December 4)
  • St Nicholas* (December 6)
  • St Ambrose (December 7)
  • Immaculate Conception (December 8)
  • St Juan Diego (December 9)
  • Our Lady of Loretto (December 10)
  • Our Lady, Queen of Angels (December 11)
  • St Damasus I (December 11)
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12)
  • St Lucy (December 13)
  • St John of the Cross (December 14)
  • O Antiphons (December 17-23)
  • Bambinelli Sunday (December 17)
  • Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dec 18)
  • St Abraham, St Isaac, St Jacob (December 20)
  • St Thomas, St Peter Canisius (December 21)
  • St John of Kanty (December 23)
  • The Birth of Jesus (December 25)
  • St Stephen (December 26)
  • St John Apostle (December 27)
  • Holy Innocents (December 28)
  • St Thomas Becket (December 29)
  • Feast of the Holy Family (December 31)


*Check out the St Nick Bundle at the Arma Dei Shoppe available only until November 25th!

Season of the Liturgical Calendar: Advent!

The Advent Calendar

The Advent Calendar is a great way to countdown the days until Christmas. You’ll find lots of chocolate covered ones in the stores now, but you can make your own and fill it with dollarstore Nativity figures, holy medals, Saint pegs, Super Saints, printable Advent Quest challenges and of course your favorite treats or chocolates. There are so many ways to make an Advent Calendar (including this one we made years ago) and we found 35 [Awesome} DIY Advent Calendars here.

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Kelly Saints Stamps Craft Kit

Kelly SaintsTM Stamps

6 different templates of 42 saints to transform your family board games, fridge calendar, lunch notes and more!

PDF Download: $15


Kelly SaintsTM Stamps (Converted 2 Catholic Classics) Craft Kit: SIX DIFFERENT templates (of 42 Saints) with varying size circles and stamps…and instructions and suggestions for how to use them! Transform classic family games like Guess Who?!, Bingo, Connect4, Monopoly and Checkers…convert stickers on chore charts, family fridge calendars, agenda books, lunchbox notes, greeting cards and snail mail packages!

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Journey with Jesus through Holy Communion

Journey with Jesus through Holy Communion

PDF Downloadable: $13

Reflection questions, Catechisms questions and Kelly Comics clipart to scrapbook through Baptism, Reconciliation and Holy Communion. Instructions are included to create a unique accordion scrapbook, but templates lend themselves well to any scrapbook, homemade or store-bought!

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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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Stations of the Cross: Kelly Saints Style!

The Stations of the Cross with Kelly Saints Craft Kit includes FOUR sets of templates for various crafts with craft recommendations and instructions included! The black and white set is perfect as a coloring book…and also a great opportunity to introduce watercolor painting!

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Reproducible…One-of-a-Kind Gifts

One of the cool features of our Cathletics Craft Kit Printables…is the fact that each kit includes permission to copy for family or classroom use!

Each one of our Cathletics Craft Kit Printables is packed with Catholic Catechism, Saints, Prayers and Sacraments…and illustrated with our own original Kelly SaintsTM   artwork

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Painted Saints Church in a Wooden Box (Part II)

Recently, I used the Cathedral Clipart Craft Kit to convert this wooden lunchbox from Michaels…into a Church for our little Painted Saints!

Check out Painted Saint Church TO GO!

Just to prove that our craft kit is versatile…and after converting a Michaels wooden barn and a Goldfish Cracker Box to a Church, I picked up a couple other boxes from Michaels to make a few different styles of Church play sets for our Painted Saints.

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Teacher Gifts: All Occasion Saints Cards!

Up here in Canada…we’re just hitting our LAST DAY of school for our elementary school kids! That’s right…both elementary and high schools finish near the end of June: not a moment too soon!

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