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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Saint Margaret Mary ~ Sacred Heart ~ Doll Craft

This is a simple and perfect craft project to celebrate the feast of Saint Margaret Mary (Oct 17) or the Sacred Heart (19 days after Pentecost-a Friday). And there's no sewing needed! ;-)

This cute little craft doll/statue can be used as a doll for young children, or as a statue. It is a beautiful reminder of this wonderful saint! This craft requires
the use of hot glue, so if you plan to make these with small children they will need help. Older children may be able to do these on their own if they are accustomed to using hot glue.

Materials:
black felt head covering (habit) *
white felt collar *
white felt forehead covering *
wooden old fashioned clothes pin
4 inch piece of string
mini image of the Sacred Heart (Click here) on heavy paper
wooden ring (to help the doll stand, if it needs help)
hot glue

Felt Cutting instructions:



Materials are the same as the St Therese doll/statue,
but you need a *black* dress and you don't need the cloak:

After cutting out your felt pieces, slip the round clothes pin head into the hole of your dress. You may need to add a drop of hot glue at the upper chest and upper back of the doll clothespin to keep the dress from sliding down the clothespin. 
Pull all the dress parts down against the clothes pin and tightly knot a string around its waist. You may need an extra hand to hold the dress down while you knot the waist string. Now, cut off the extra sting ends. If the dress is too long, cut it to the correct length. If the opening on the sides of the dress are showing, hot glue it together.  
Now, wrap the collar around the neck and hot glue it in place. Make sure the collar's opening/seam is in the back.  

Add some hot glue just above the dolls forehead at its "would be" hair line. Place the center of the forehead cover to the center of the dolls forehead. Add hot glue to the top and sides of the dolls head and cover the top of its head with the black felt habit. Be sure the ends of the forehead cover are tucked in under the habit.   Note: You may have to cut a slit in the back of the habit, (from the bottom of the habit up to the head)  so it will lay down properly. Then hot glue the back of the habit together so you don't see the cut.
Click image for printable page.
It's best to have this printed on heavy paper or glued on thin cardboard.

The final step is to hot glue the image of the Sacred Heart to the doll to symbolize St Margaret Mary's vision of Jesus and His Most Sacred Heart. If possible, try to use the wrinkles in her dress as arms so it can look like she is holding the image.

 If the doll has a hard time standing on its own you may need to buy a wooden ring to help it stand. If you can't find wooden rings, you may be able to hot glue the doll to a small wooden flat shape. 

I hope I explained this well enough, If you have any questions please post a comment and I will respond.

I hope you enjoy making this little doll/statue as much as we did!!  
Take care and God bless.
~Jennifer

St. Margaret Mary, Pray for us.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Jennifer, your dolls are so sweet! Just perfect for little hands. Do you make most of them or are your kids able to make them as well? You've probably trained your children well on how to use a hot glue gun!

    Thank you for linking up to the Feast of the Sacred Heart!

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    1. Thanks Noreen, My older girls can make them. They are very well trained in using a glue gun! The younger girls like to ask for interesting saints to challenge our creativity! ;-)
      I love a good challenge!! God Bless!

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