Spring Flower Gardens:Choosing Annual Plants


How to Choose Annual Flowers for Spring Planting Gardening and floral arrangements are the perfect green crafts. As you plan your garden, here are several tips to follow when selecting annual plants and flowers for spring planting. Read on

Stations of the Cross- Prayer Garden

What better place to pray, meditate and draw near to Our Lord and his Blessed mother than in a garden? Why not create this lovely devotional prayer garden patterned around the Stations of the Cross? Design easy, inexpensive patio blocks and plant flowers around them. You will have a place of serenity, joy, peace and reverence. Perfect for lent, Easter or any time. What a beautiful place to sip your morning tea and say good morning to the Lord! Read more For floral gardening ideas to add to your prayer garden, read more

Lent/ Easter Jelly Bean Craft and Devotional Activity


Lent and Easter craft using jelly beans. Devotional object lesson craft. Great way to use leftover jelly beans at Easter time. Inexpensive, educational, green craft. Great learning activity! Read more

Stations of the Cross Art Forms


Stations of the Cross Art Projects using different art media: Clay, watercolors, pastels, carving, mosaics. Perfect green craft for the Lenten and Easter season. Read more

Stations of the Cross- Green DIY Devotional Craft


Here's an easy, interactive lent lesson plan that combines instruction in the Catholic faith with some green recycling activities. Design dioramas from recycled materials around the house. Make a set of dioramas featuring scenes from the Stations of the Cross. Arrange around your yard for an outdoor Via Dolerosa grotto. These make a beautiful devotional garden. Perfect for Catholic school, homeschool or CCD project. Read more

Free Printable Paper Dolls of Famous Celebrities


Love celebrities, movie stars, musicians and pop stars? Here are free printable celebrity paper dolls! Use for decor, crafts, party themes and more! Paper doll characters from TV shows like 'Charmed', 'Sex in the City', 'Friends', 'Hannah Montana' and more! Paper dolls from popular movies 'Lord of the Rings', 'Troy' and more! Classic movie actors and actresses: Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Elvis Presley, Clark Gable, and many more. Read more

No-Sew Lent Devotional Activity- Family Altar or Tablecloth

Lent is a wonderful time to explore green crafts and activities. Here's a no-sew family tablecloth or altar cloth pattern to make. Perfect for CCD, homeschool, family crafts, religious education, Sunday School or service project. Children of every age can participate in this activity. Inexpensive, green, diy, fun activity. Great way to practice spiritual graces of lent. Read more

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