Thursday, October 30, 2014

Our All Saints Day Costumes - Have a blessed day!


Happy All Saints Day!!
From all of us to all of you!!

Here is a picture of all my kids in costume.

Top left:
  • Jacob (13) as St. Peregrine (wearing a black robe and black cloak) 
  • Rebekah  (15) as Our Lady of Guadalupe -- CLICK HERE
  • Rachel (16) as St. Elizabeth of Hungry  -- See other versions HERE and HERE
  Next row from left: 
  • Abby (7) as St. Joan of Arc -- this was a reused costume; see it HERE
  • Joshua (11) as St. Rocco (Roch) -- CLICK HERE
  •  Elizabeth (10) as St. Clare -- CLICK HERE
Next row starting in the middle/front:
  • Naomi (6) as St. Catherine of Siena -- CLICK HERE
  • Caleb (3) as St. Sebastian  -- reused costume from HERE
  • Hannah (8) as St. Philomena  --reused costume from HERE


What did you do for all saints day?
What saints did your little(s) one dress like?

Hope you have a blessed day!
~Jennifer


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St Catherine of Siena Costume

My little Naomi, had the hardest time deciding who to dress as for All Saints day. I was very surprised when she finally decided on St. Catherine of Siena - but what a cute little Saint Catherine she is!
To create this costume we used:
  • white robe - like THIS 
  • white veil which was just a small sheet
  • white string - we used a shoe string
  • rosary
  • mock turtle neck
  • grapevine wreath - just big enough for her head
  • washable marker for her hands (stigmata) 

I personally thought that getting the wreath was the worst part of make this costume. I had to find just the right wreath for her to wear - so she felt comfortable. St. Catherine wore a crown of thorns, but even a grapevine wreath can be a bit uncomfortable. So take your little one to the store with you when you go and test them out. 
The rosary was looped through her waist string.

The washable red marker was used to make the stigmata.

And my little lady - made one silly little saint! Unlike St. Clare she was NOT camera shy!

St. Catherine of Siena, pray for us.
~Jennifer



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St. Clare of Assisi Costume

Elizabeth, my Liturgical Ornament making buddy,  dressed as St. Clare of Assisi. We already had the costume from when she dressed as St Therese. The only thing new was the monstrance. 
To make this costume we used:
  • habit from THIS nun costume -- a few more options: HERE : HERE : HERE
    The long black nun rode was actually used by her older brother for a St. Peregrine costume.
  • brown robe like THIS or THIS - OT is cheaper HERE
  • tan sheet or material (light weight)
  • string for cloak (we used a shoe string)
  • monstrance (which we made - I'll be posting instructions for this in the future)
We used the nun habit and the brown robe for the main part of the costume. We created the cloak by folding a tan piece of material over a string and then tie it (loosely) around her neck.
Our St. Clare was kinda camera shy, but I took the opportunity to get a good picture of the monstrance. :-)  I will post instructions for this later.

St. Clare of Assisi, pray for us.
~Jennifer



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St Rocco (Roch) Costume

Joshua is dressed as St. Rocco (AKA: St. Roch). 
To create this costume I used:
  • brown robe - like THIS or THIS  - OT is cheaper HERE
  • twine, rope, or other string
  • stuff dog - like THIS
  • walking stick with a small rag-sack tied to it (optional)


This costume is fairly simple to compile. It's just a brown robe tied at the waist and a stuffed dog. The walking stick is optional. Our's is just a straight stick with a white scrap piece of material tied to the top. It's filled with a few paper napkins to make it puff out. 
Really the dog is what makes the costume.
St. Rocco, pray for us.
~Jennifer


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

People Patterns {For Prayer Chains, Saint Chains, Art Projects, and More!!}

Today, I wanted to share a number of "people pattern" printables. I've already done a number of posts on my blog which include using people patterns. These projects include a Prayer Chain of People, the God's Will Art Project, as well as, the St. Patrick Art Project, and the Guardian Angel Page, etc. These all used the same "people patterns". So I thought I'd collect all the "people patterns" together on this post so you can find, make, and use of all the patterns together.

These patterns are so versatile that they are perfect for countless projects: 
  • homemade cards 
  • art projects
  • bulletin boards
  • people chains (staple or tape together - hand-in-hand)
  • group projects
Make them into:
  • regular people
  • saints
  • religious (priest, bishops, pope, nuns)
  • historical people
  • family and friends


 Here are a few pictures of our Prayer Chain project:


God's Will Art Project:

The People Patterns

Files for people patterns:



Prefer smaller people?


Other Patterns:
Note: These files will only be available to non-members for a short time before they expire. After that they will only be available in the members area. - So get them now if you don't want to become a member!

I had planned several upcoming projects that will refer back to these sheets, but feel free to use them in the meantime!

God bless.
~Jennifer


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Monday, October 27, 2014

Saint Halo Cookie Display {An Easy and Fun Treat!}


One day I was shopping for groceries and saw a box of Italian Waffle Cookies sitting on the store shelf. I thought to myself, "Wow! Those look like neat little halos!" So I bought a box and created this fun, saint inspired, treat to serve to my kids!
I bought our box of waffle cookies at our local Aldi store but THESE are similar, although they are more expensive. My kids all liked the vanilla flavored cookies, but some of them disliked the Anise flavored cookies. 
The saint images were cut from old cards, magazines, calendars, or charity mailings. I always keep saint and holy images they always come in handy! But if you don't keep images like I do you can print a few pictures from the internet. 
These were easy to make and the kids were so excited to see the fun display with all the saints!
This idea could be used for All Saints Day and many different saints could be displayed, or use the idea for one saint on his or her feast day!

Have a blessed day!
~Jennifer



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Friday, October 17, 2014

Sts. John Paul II, Isaac Jogues, Luke, Jude, and Simon {Liturgical Ornaments}


Elizabeth and I made 5 more Liturgical Ornaments to finish off the month of October:

Would you like to see these closer?
Click on the links below:




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St. John Paul II Craft {Liturgical Ornament}


Recently canalized John Paul II celebrates his feast day on Oct. 22. Read about him HERE.

To make this ornament you will need:
  • white felt
  • light blue felt
  • yellow felt
  • peach felt
  • brown permanent sharpie marker
  • yellow permanent sharpie marker
  • scissors (these kind work well)
  • glue (hot glue, felt glue,  or tacky glue - like this or this)
  • needle and thread for the looped hanger
Cut out the parts as pictured above. Use a brown sharpie marker to add the buttons to the cassock.

Glue down the bottom-buttoned part of the cassock onto the blue background.

Add the upper part with the split in the middle.

Now glue down the head.

Add the little zucchetto.

Next, add the yellow cross using the two yellow parts.

Using brown and yellow markers draw on the "chain". Use only a very light dots of brown and wait for it to dry before adding the yellow.
Add a threaded loop to the top to hang it up.

St. John Paul II, pray for us.
~Jennifer and Elizabeth




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St. Jude (apostle) Craft {Liturgical Ornament}


St. Jude, apostle and martyr, shares his feast day with St. Simon on Oct. 28th.
Read about him HERE.
To make this ornament you will need:
  • green felt
  • yellow felt (we had two shades of yellow and we used one shade for the medallion and the brighter shade for the tongue of fire. - but it will work fine if you only have one shade of yellow.)
  • brown permanent sharpie marker
  • orange permanent sharpie marker
  • red permanent sharpie marker
  • scissors (these kind work well)
  • glue (hot glue, felt glue,  or tacky glue - like this or this)
  • needle and thread for the looped hanger
Cut out the tongue of fire and the medallion from yellow felt. Use a brown marker to make Jesus' face on the medallion. Use orange and red to add color to the yellow flame. Glue them onto the green background. Cut out around them to remove any extra green background. 
Add a threaded-loop to the top to hang it up.

St. Jude, patron of hopeless situations, pray for us!
~Jennifer and Elizabeth


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St. Simon (apostle) Craft {Liturgical Ornaments}


St. Simon, apostle and martyr, shares his feast day with St. Jude on Oct. 28th.
Read about him HERE.
To make this ornament you will need:
  • white or off-white felt
  • light blue felt
  • maroon felt
  • gray felt
  • black permanent sharpie marker
  • scissors (these kind work well)
  • glue (hot glue, felt glue,  or tacky glue - like this or this)
  • needle and thread for the looped hanger
Cut out the parts like those above. Use the black marker to add detail to the fish. Paste the pages into the folded maroon "book-cover". Glue the book onto the blue background and add the fish to the book area. Cut out around the book and fish to remove all the extra blue background.
Add a threaded loop to the top to hang it up.

St. Simon, pray for us!
~Jennifer and Elizabeth



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St. Isaac Jogues Craft {Liturgical Ornament}


Isaac Jogues, was a Jesuit priest, missionary and martyr who worked among the native Indians in North America.  Jogues and his assistant, Rene Goupi, were torture by some Iroquois. Among other horrible acts of mistreatment, Isaac Jogues had two fingers removed. He eventually escaped, but was later martyred. He is one of "The North American Martyrs".
His feast day is October 19. Read more about him HERE.

To make this ornament you will need:
  • white or off-white felt
  • light blue felt
  • tan felt
  • blue permanent sharpie marker
  • brown permanent sharpie marker
  • scissors (these kind work well)
  • glue (hot glue, felt glue,  or tacky glue - like this or this)
  • needle and thread for the looped hanger
First cut out two hands. The easiest way to make hands it to cut out a hand which as all the fingers together and then cut down between the fingers to separate them. 
Also cut out a host. Using a brown marker, add a cross. Cut out a light blue piece of felt to use as the background. Be sure to cut off two fingers on his right hand. (Ya, it feels wrong - I know.)
Glue down the host and hands so it looks like the host is being held by the hands.

If you wish, make a few sleeves for the hands and glue them down. 
Also cut out around the hands and host - remove the extra blue background.
Use the blue marker to add a border to the blue background.
Now add a threaded loop to the top to hang it up.

St. Isaac Jogues, pray for us.
~Jennifer and Elizabeth


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