Poker Chips (Converted to Catholic!)

Years ago, I made a Catholic craft out of some poker chips, a plastic picture frame and double-sided suction cups. We called it Plunk! with the Saints and posted a tutorial to make a Plunk! board.

Since then, our in-house artist (daughter) Kelly started drawing the Saints…and then the Mysteries of the Rosary and the Stations of the Cross. We’ve released a number of Cathletics Craft Kits with all kinds of templates to customize board game pieces, cake topper decorations…and we’ve finally got them ready for poker chips! Now, we keep coming up with new ways to use them! A little mod podge goes a long way! The Kelly Saints Stamps Craft Kit already includes a number of different templates of the Kelly Saints illustrations and bios, formatted to fit various game pieces, activities and crafts! The 1.5″ templates are a perfect fit for poker chips…but here are 30 ways to use the kit! read more...for Equipping Catholic Families!

Catholic Family Calendar: Teacher Gift

 We have talked about this Catholic Family Calendar Catholic Printable before. It’s a Perpetual Calendar to use year after year. It is filled with Kelly Comics artwork (by my daughter when she was 11!) and it includes a month-by-month listing of all the Patron Saint Feast Days!

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Happy Saints Teacher Gift!

If you  like our facebook page or subscribe to Equipping Catholic Families, you will know how much I love the Happy Saints by the different crafts I have made using them!  See Happy Saints Bingo, Happy Saints Tokens (Poker Chips!) and Happy Saints Valentines.

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Catholic Lingo Bingo Classroom Kit: Gift for Teacher

Up here in Canada…we still have a few weeks left of school.  I have been compiling a list of DIY Gifts you can put together for your favorite Catholic Teacher or Catechist.  These are unique, inexpensive and will be a welcomed go-to activity for years to come in their classroom! Teach the Faith in fun, new ways! You can even make a copy of the same Catholic Printable for your own family set, while you’re at it!

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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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Merry Christmas…from the McConkey Minions!

I usually make some kind of crazy family gift…and this year I decided to make our first ever family set of matching T-shirts.  I know it’s a bit of a stretch to call this a Catholic craft…but I think it was a hit as a family gift, building on our own funny little family culture.

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Custom 3D felt Car Mat

Sometimes I just have to make something…with my hands …and Adam’s 2nd birthday this last week offered the perfect opportunity.  With left over felt from the Felt Castle Fort I made last year for Bridget, I just started cutting felt, beginning with an 8 track.  I knew I wanted houses, garages (pockets) to hold the little cars and a few things to make it different from anything I have seen.
I found a link for Homemade Car Mats and I liked some of the ideas I found.  I still plan to put a drawstring in the seam so that it can close and carry the cars.  A circular mat would lend itself better to the drawstring closure, but I think that this will work too.

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