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Backyard Stations of the Cross

Backyard Stations of the Cross

    We are once again in the midst of Lent, and you may be feeling, like me, a strong desire to attend stations of the cross. Although, some times the demands of family life or husbands work schedules can make this near impossible. Being a mother is important and so is being available to […]

Kids Craft ~ DIY Christmas Story Book

Kids Craft ~ DIY Christmas Story Book

  This advent the kids and I have been having fun getting creative preparing for Christmas. One of the ways we have done this is by making our very own Christmas Story Book. I have taken the inspiration from our Advent Activity Calendar, made by Emily Shaw. If your kids love colouring in then this […]

Easy Saint Mary MacKillop Craft

Easy Saint Mary MacKillop Craft

    Saint Mary of the Cross was the first Australian to be canonised and holds a special place in our hearts. Her approach: “Never see a need without doing something about it” is one that both inspires and calls us to action, to charity. As the patron of both my diocese, and my children’s […]

Holy Week: Build A Church

Holy Week: Build A Church

  St Fara convinced her Dad to build a convent. At the heart of every convent is the Church of Christ. You can build a church! You will need: Church template below this post Paper and/or cardboard Colouring in materials Glue or sticky tape Scissors What to do: Print out template. Colour. Cut. Turnover and […]

Holy Week: DIY Resurrection Set

Holy Week: DIY Resurrection Set

  A few years ago we started a tradition on Good Friday that reached its climax on Easter Sunday morning that is a simple and beautiful way to celebrate the death and resurrection of Our Lord. It’s a simple activity we now recreate with a wooden Easter set but you can make your own with […]

Lent Week 2: Coheirs Of Royalty

Lent Week 2: Coheirs Of Royalty

  Saint Isabel of France was a princess who gave her life to God in prayer and good works. She did this because she understood that she was a princess but not just here on earth. Saint Isabel knew that she was a coheir with Christ to God’s Kingdom. Help your children make crowns so […]

Lent Week 2: Stained Glass Crosses

Lent Week 2: Stained Glass Crosses

  You will need: Coloured paper Tissue paper in assorted colours Clear contact Scissors Cross template (at bottom of post) What to do: Print out cross template and cut. Cut the clear contact into a rectangle that is as long as your cross, but twice as wide. Fold in half. Remove backing paper to fold […]

Kids iPhone Prayer Cue

Kids iPhone Prayer Cue

  This kids iPhone prayer cue is an easy craft idea I used to use when I taught Kindergarten scripture in the state school in my parish. The assistant priest had spoken to the class on prayer and used the analogy that prayer is like making a call to God on our mobile phone. Mobile […]

DIY Felt Christmas Tree

DIY Felt Christmas Tree

  As a mother of a very inquisitive two-year-old girl, I was very reluctant to put up Christmas decorations on the first Sunday of Advent. But then I stumbled across this idea; a felt Christmas tree where she was in charge of the decorating and exploring the shapes of this festive and holy season. There […]

DIY Nappy Box Castle

DIY Nappy Box Castle

  This DIY Nappy Box Castle is a fun activity suitable for a rainy day that uses everyday household items to create a castle big enough for dolls to live in! You will need: Two nappy boxes Coloured paper and fabric scraps Toilet rolls Tissue, muesli bar or similar boxes Glue Scissors Stanley knife What […]