Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Springtime Crafts and a Giveaway!

Springtime is such a refreshing time of year. Our souls give way to the forgiveness Jesus brings during Lent. The snow melts away and plants pop up in glorious colors. We celebrate this season in many ways. Here are a few of mine, but please share yours with all of us! An Easter Giveaway below.
Gardening is fun for all ages, and a great science lesson. May I recommend the book Onions in my Boots for beginners. You can plant a Marian Garden or and indoor garden. Recently we planted grass in plastic cups with soil. poked holes in the cup bottom, then put it in another cup with water and googly eyes! It sprouted to 6” in one week! Time for a haircut.
The little sheep on my ledge I found on Oriental Trading. My kids love watching  Shaun the Sheep and Timmy Time, admittedly so do I! So it only seemed right that The Letter S be for Sheep, Shepherd and Spring!
Little Timmy here is going to be covered in cotton balls along with his other friends. We got this idea from Catholic Icing. Find more sheep fun on my Good Shepherd post.
Freshening up your kitchen? How about some Saintly Dishtowels!
100_2384saint anne stitched
And speaking of the kitchen, we like to dye eggs. Here is an idea for making your Ressurection Eggs symbols ON the eggs! Use white crayon to draw symbols on the eggs before adding them to the dye. Ooh pretty!
Easter EggsEaster EggsEaster Week
May Day Traditions can be so much fun! Click HERE for TLC’s ideas for kids. One of our new traditions is to decorate flowerpots to deliver real flowers to friends and family. With our local homeschool group I will lead a class in May Day activities, including preschool threading Floral Leis, elementary kids making Flower Pots to give away, and Teens playing Nine Men Morris or Merrelles (History and 3D Game Software).
May Day Baskets Garden Pot Craft Kit
beaded floral bracelet 12 Fabulous Foam Flower Leis
Click to view my most popular blog posting: Mary’s Little Crowns
Crowning Mary in May – group activities and crafts
Schoenstatt May Projects
If you’re a baker, you might try these designs on your cake for a spring celebration or First Communion.
Cake for Bake SaleBakin a Cake
As a thank you to my readers…
A few years ago I created these delightful flashcards about church and The Mass. They are perfect for keeping your young children content in the pews or for Mass lessons at home.
Offertory Card
Join my Blog’s Fan Club [Google Follow on blog side column] and comment below about your “Quiet in the Pew” ideas for a chance to win a set of these Catholic Mass Seek and Find Cards for Kids! These will be available for purchase in the near future. Below is a sample…
Catholic Mass Cards sample Catholic Mass Cards sample2
Cards include the parts of the Mass, objects within the church, and for kids who can read – finding phrases during Mass.
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  1. I just love these cards! We have a lap book I made for our 4yr old and we bring her Childrens bible with us. I found you through Catholic icing!

  2. When are the Mass flash cards available?

  3. Are the Mass flash cards available?

    1. Currently they are free to print here: You will soon be able to order these on my Etsy shop:


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