Painted Wooden Saints…with a Purpose!

Over at Equipping Catholic Families, I have been looking for ways to
convert secular activities and board games to be Catholic! 

After finally painting little wooden peg dolls, I have found all kinds of ways to introduce them into family activities, integrating both family members and favorite patron saints!

A favorite is our Saints-2-Go travel pack! 
I think that these will be handy in our travels!
We’ve used the little characters in our favorite board games,
further integrating our favorite patron saints into our cast of family characters.
The possibilities are endless! 
More converted-2-Catholic Board Games

I am a wife, Mom of 5+ kids, a designer, an architecture school survivor, an author and a crafter and I think it’s cool to be Catholic! Check out the Arma Dei Shoppe for solid Catholic, fun teaching tools and gifts to celebrate and teach the Catholic Faith and subscribe to Equipping Catholic Families for family-building and Faith-centred crafts!

Crafts to make in August

The Passion of John the Baptist {Aug. 29}

Passion of John the Baptist {Aug. 29}

{Aug. 6}

St Jane Frances de Chantal
“Love of Neighbor” {Aug 12}

{Aug. 10}

Jesus is in the Eucharist! Straight Line Art Project

St. Clare of Assisi

{Aug. 11}

St. Clare of Assisi
{Aug. 11}
Mary’s Heavenly Altar
 See how to create this grotto.

Assumption {Aug. 15}

July Saints!

Check out this DIY photo-collage technique with a home scanner!
Watch for a special Catholic I Spy Link-Up and Contest available soon hosted by Jennifer at Crafolic and Monica at Equipping Catholic Families.
Link up your favorite SAINTS posts at the
CeleLINKY with the SAINTS!  
Lots of room in July….and April and June!!

Crafts and Activities for the Month of July! {Plus, a Link-up}-

Here are a few posts you might like for July:
 and a play
(July 14)
St. Anne and Baby Mary 
for Sts. Anne and Joachim 
(July 26)
and a St. Simon Stock play.
(July 16) 
Ocean in a bottle Craft
AKA: Stella Maris
Learn more at Wikipedia

You also might like to join in myLINK-UP PARTY!See and share your faith-centered home posts with us! ~ Catholic Crafts and more!
God Bless,~Jennifer

Saints by Month Link-Up open for JUNE

Just a reminder that the CeleLINKY with the SAINTS Link Up stays open for you to add your Saints celebrations, crafts and reflections within the month-by-month categories!
Add your favorite Saints posts for JUNE today!  Add your favorite posts for the other months too!

April in particular, needs your posts!

We also have 
 Cele-LINKY through the SEASONS
including Ordinary Time family traditions and activities.

We also have a SACRAMENTS Link-Up for your special Sacrament celebrations, crafts and teaching tools!

These LINK-UPS and MORE Catholic Link Ups are listed in the
CathoLINK LIBRARYa special directory for Catholic Link-Ups! 
You can even add your own Catholic Link Up Parties within the categories
and discover new link ups to participate in! 

no more video games as Sacrament Gifts!

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Rosaries, bibles and prayerbooks are always appropriate, but sometimes fearing duplicates, we resort to cash…or a video game.

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First Communion Banners

I thought some of you might like to see the banners my older kids made the year they were receiving their First Communion. (I know a little bit of inspiration goes a long way!)
They made them from a variety of different materials and 
all of them created their banner with their own personal twist!
Click here to see a complete posting with more details of their creations. 

Enter to win a copy the Journey's End Game.

A game to help teach about Sin and the need for confession!
Head over to see Holly’s at The Three Sided Wheel and enter to win! While you are there you can see her review of my game!! She has some great pictures of her homeschool co-op playing the game!
Don’t forget to enter!  Holly will pick the winner of the game on Friday, March 30, 2012!
Thanks Holly! 

Easter Decorating with Peeps

Not much for eating Peeps.  Peeps make me laugh.  For me, they are a humorous part of my college graduation memories….

But for Easter decorating, well these Peeps take the cake! This is an Easter cake I made a few years back.

On Pinterest,  I have seen Peeps in wreaths

and Peeps on skewers!

It all has me imagining Peeps on swags like garlands and Peeps on sticks in flower bouquets and a college door…old, hardened Peeps on it and a night of revelry with my sistas!

Yeah, Peeps make me laugh….

a Holy Week link-up to refocus Lent…

I just posted a HOLY WEEK Link-Up as part of the Fiestas de Enlaces.
Here is the Holy Week Link-Up Announcement.

The Holy Week Link-Up is on the same page as the
What are you doing for Lent? Link-Up

and incidentally…there is still time to add your Lenten posts, reflections and activities

Help us re-focus our Lent with your awesome ideas!