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FRIAR CLIP-ON BOOKMARKS

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FRIAR BOOKMARKS
Make a bookmark from a wooden ice cream spoon!
Paint the spoon according to the photo.
The beard is cut out separately and only the top part is glued on to the “face.”
The bottom part of the beard is the section that clips over the page of the book, thus forming the bookmark!

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ST. JUNIPERO SERRA: peanut figure

ST. JUNIPERO PEANUT CONE FIGURE
A very fun and quick-to-make figure of to make: His face is a peanut! His robe is a circle which is formed into a cone shape. His arms are glued on.

Paint a peanut skin colour (or leave the peanut in its own natural colour). In the case of peanut allergies, you can substitute a wooden spoon. The peanut forms the head of the figure. Add facial features with felt pen and yarn hair.
Copy the pattern for the robe, cut out and trace onto construction or scrapbook paper.
Cut out the robe pattern. Roll it into a cone shape and glue to the neck of the peanut “head” with the seam at the back. Glue the back edges of the robe together.
St. Junipero’s tonsure is made from a strip of yarn glued around his head.

FOR HIS ARMS: Glue two strips of paper to the back to form arms. Glue hands to the back of the “arms.”

ST. GIANNA AND BABY GOING SHOPPING

St. Gianna Molla is one of our newest saints. But did you know that she was also somewhat of a fashionista?  This devout Catholic mother, wife and pediatrician also liked to keep up with the latest fashions! How do you like her matching sweater and toque? They match her A-line skirt—very fashionable in the 1960’s. St. Gianna died in 1962 after giving up her own life to save the life of her unborn baby.

 

ST. GIANNA AND BABY GOING SHOPPING:

If you have an old glove hanging around the house you are halfway there to make St. Gianna’s sweater and toque! Follow the photo directions to see how easy it is to make this stylish outfit!

1. Make the figure from a plastic spoon and a popsicle stick as shown in the photo directions. The popsicle stick makes the second leg. To make St. Gianna’s curly hair, wind yarn several times around a pencil. Soak in water for a few minutes. Let dry overnight. When you remove the yarn from the pencil you will have lots of curls! Glue to the head of the puppet. “Smush” them close together for tighter curls. To make it even easier you can paint on the hair.
2. Follow the photo directions to make the sweater, toque and mitts (the mitts are actually formed from the cuffs.) To make the body of the sweater you cut off both ends of the fingertip!
3. The baby is made from a peanut—you could also use a wooden bead or any tiny round object. The baby bunting is made from a fingertip of a glove. A cuff is rolled up and the baby fits inside the bunting.
4. To make her skirt: cut out the pattern and make a vertical crease down the middle. Thus, an A-line Sixties-style skirt! Glue on to the figure under the sweater.

NOTE: Although not photographed, the legs of St. Gianna are painted green to look like leotards! She looks very smart in her green sweater and toque and leotards to match!

Follow the photo directions to make the puppet of St. Gianna and her baby.

 

MOTHER TERESA CRAFT STICK PUPPET

A quick to make stick puppet!

  1. Paint the craft stick. Glue on a circle for the head. Paint the top of her head white.
  2. Wrap a blue strip of ribbon or paper around the head as shown in the photograph. Add googly eyes.
  3. Print out the white habit and glue to the back of the puppet.

ST. JUNIPERO WITH HOE

You will be surprised how easy it is to make this figure of St. Junipero! No sewing or painting is required! His tonsure is made from a strip of black or dark brown yarn. Follow the photo directions below to make the body and head of the puppet.

His head is made from a styrofoam ball. The skin colour? It’s not paint! It’s made by stretching a scrap of panti-hose over the ball and securing it with wire or a pipe cleaner. His collar is a 2″(5cm) circle which is cut in half. Make a small indentation for the neck and glue the collar to the robe. (Note: you use only one half of the circle.)

The robe is made from a piece of fabric 3.5″(9cm) x 8″(20cm). Finger-pleat the robe and arrange it around the “neck” of the puppet. Tie securely with yarn or string. Glue in place. Glue the robe in place at the back. The sleeves are made from a piece of fabric 4.5″(11.5cm) x 2″ (5cm). Tiny felt hands are inserted into the sleeves before the two long sides are glued together. The hoe is made from a wooden skewer.

ST. KATERI BOOKMARK

BOOKMARK: STICK-PEOPLE
This is a super-quick bookmark to make. It is made from the wooden “stick-people” doll available in craft stores.
1. Paint the bookmark.
2. Add yarn hair and googly eyes or facial features of your choosing.
3. The arms extend over the pages of the book, forming the bookmark.
4. NOTE: It is necessary to use the boy doll as his arms are longer than the girl’s.

ST. KATERI ROUND PLATE FACE

KATERI ON FOAM PLATE:
Kateri’s face is a 6″ foam plate.  Her hair is done in a new, fun way! Instead of gluing on the strands, you “punch” them into the foam base. Easy and no messy gluing!
HOW TO MAKE ST. KATERI:
1. Paint a foam plate. Her nose is a tiny pebble painted to match the face. Her mouth is made from a small piece of red yarn. A strip of paper could be used as well.
2. Her neck is a small piece of cardboard, glued to the back. Add a bead necklace.
3. To make the hair, cut several strands of dark-coloured yarn twice the desired length. Fold each strand in half. Next: take a doubled strand of yarn and “punch” the MIDDLE of the strand into the foam with the end of a pen or pencil. If any breaks appear on the plate, don’t worry! Just paint them over with paint to match the yarn and put tape at the back. Begin “punching” in the hair at the centre-part.
4. Add a coloured head-band and feathers.

MOTHER TERESA BOOKMARK

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BOOKMARK: STICK-PEOPLE
This is a super-quick bookmark to make. It is made from the wooden “stick-people” doll available in craft stores.
1. Paint the figure according to the photograph; paint the top of the head white as shown in the photo.
2. Print out the white habit. Glue to the back of the head. Glue a strip of blue paper or ribbon around the forehead as in the photograph.
3. The arms extend over the pages of the book, forming the bookmark.
4. NOTE: It is necessary to use the boy doll as his arms are longer than the girl’s.

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MOTHER TERESA MATCHBOX

BLESSED MOTHER TERESA: MATCHBOX ROSARY HOLDER
Make a pocket Rosary holder from a tiny matchbox. Ideal for carrying around a Finger-Rosary or medals.
1. Paint a tiny matchbox.
2. Glue colourful paper inside.
3. Decorate the cover with a circular image of St. Teresa of Calcutta.

ST. PIO OF PIETRELCINA: A stand-up figure

Make an easy stand-up figure of St. Pio of Pietrelcina!

Copy out the pattern, colour and cut out. Be sure to draw the stigmata on his hands.

TO MAKE A STAND FOR A STAND-UP FIGURE:
Cut a piece of cardboard (a cereal box will work fine) approximately 1.4” (3 cm) x 7” (19cm).
Draw a line 2” (5 cm) from the bottom edge of the cardboard strip.
Fold this edge and bend it back.
Glue or tape the back of the strip to the figure. The 2” section is not glued. It stands on the table and enables the figure to stand up.
NOTE: These measurements are flexible. Change them to suit the size and height of your figure. The stand in the photo is slightly different from the stand described.