Thursday, September 22, 2016

Paper Dolls

Paper Dolls are back thanks to My Light editor Candace J Hardy! 

Cupcake Coloring Page

Guess what? Mary celebrated her birthday on September 8th! Help her celebrate by coloring in this yummy cupcake. 

Directions: Click on the picture and save or print.

B N Lippy

Mother Teresa Coloring Page

Mother Teresa Coloring Page.
Saint Teresa, Pray for us!

Directions: Click on the picture, save and/or print. have fun! With parent's permission, send us a photo of your hard work and it could be featured in My Light Magazine! 

B N Lippy

Friday, November 21, 2014

Lion's Mask

You can have fun acting out the story of Daniel in the Lions’ den.  Make a lion mask.
Let a friend be Daniel and you can be one of the lions.

A 9- or 10-inch paper plate
A paint stick
Craft glue
Duct tape
Crayon and marker

1.  Color the back of the plate a lion color.
2.  Have an adult cut holes for the eyes.
3.  Cut ears and a nose out of the felt.  Glue them onto the plate. 
4.  Cut the yarn in 2- to 3-inch pieces.  Glue them around the plate for the mane.
5.  Use the marker to draw the lion’s mouth.
6.  Tape the paint stick on the back of the plate.  Use the stick to hold the mask in front of your face. 

Purrrfect Paper Clip Holder

colored paper
clear tape
empty/clean tuna can
glue stick
black chenille stem
paper clips, five per child

Reproduce the Cat Head, Cat Body and Can Cover on to colored paper. [FOR SAFETY: If applicable, apply clear tape over the inside rim of the tuna can to cover any sharp edges.]

1.  Cut out the Cat Head, Cat Body and Can Cover.
2.  Using your glue stick, apply glue to the Tab underneath the Cat Head, then place the Tab around the exterior rim of the tuna can (Cat Head should face the inside of the can) (see Illustration A).
3.  Apply glue to the blank side of your Can Cover, then place the Can Cover around the exterior rim of the tuna can (see Illustration B).

4.  Curl the black chenille stem around your finger (Cat’s Tail).  Tape one end of the Cat’s Tail down to the asterisk located on the Cat Body (see Illustration C). 

5.  Roll up several pieces of clear tape, sticky side outward, and place them where it says, “place tuna can here.” Press the tuna can down on to the tape to hold in place (see Illustration D).

6.  Place the five paper clips inside the Purrrfect Paper Clip Holder. 

In the Bible story “Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand,” God assures us that He will always meet our needs. All He asks of us is to trust in Him. Pray and watch what God can do for you. Every time you reach for a paper clip from your Purrrfect Paper Clip Holder, read the Bible verse Psalm 23:1 located on the can cover, as a reminder to want for nothing – but to trust the Lord, your shepherd for everything!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Twine Knotted Rosary

Shared with permission

Older children will be able to make this rosary with minimal help and supervision.

If you need a rosary, Rosary Army will happily send you one for free, but they'll also show you how to make your own, and that's a lot more fun!  Once you know how to do it, it's very easy, and Rosary Army makes it even easier by providing step-by-step instructions with plenty of illustrations, and they even feature an instructional video.

  • What Rosary Army provides is printable instructions in English, Spanish, and Dutch.
  • And a video you can watch and follow along with.  If you want to get fancy, they even have video instructions on DVD for making Two-Twine and Ladder knotted rosaries in addition to this basic twine knotted rosary.  If your parish has its own Catholic School, or hosts a summer camp or crafting activities, they can order a copy of the Rosary Army Virtual Workshop DVD as well.

What you need:
Masking tape
A small Crucifix
A lighter

Children, let mom or dad cut the lengths of twine for you, unless you have safety scissors.  The lighter is only used in the very last step, to singe the cut ends of the twine on your finished rosary so that they do not fray.  Have mom or dad do this last step for you.

Craft stores will have little Crucifixes in their jewelry-making section.  Make sure the hole (the eyelet) is large enough for the twine to fit through.  Craft stores will also have twine available in many bright colors.

This first section tells what supplies you need for this craft, what a rosary consists of, and tips and tricks to help you get ready to make your own rosary.  You can make a full rosary or a single-decade rosary, also known as a 'Chaplet.'

This next section shows you how to make a Hail Mary knot and a Decade.  Pictures make it easy to follow along with each step.  The more rosaries you make, the easier it gets, and soon, you'll be a real pro at it.  How nice would it be to make a rosary for your mom, grandmother, or perhaps someone at your parish who is not able to purchase one?  You can give them a gift of faith that you made with your very own hands.

The third section shows you how to make an Our Father knot.  This is the same as a Hail Mary knot, but instead of wrapping the twine around your finger three times, you wrap it around five times.  This will make the Our Father knots a little bigger than the Hail Mary knots.  Each section of instructions has a series of pictures that really make it easy to follow along with each step.

Section four shows you how to make a Centerpiece knot.

This last section shows you how to make the Our Father knot with the Crucifix looped below.  Make sure you do not tighten this last Our Father knot until the instructions tell you to!

And now, you will have made your very first rosary!