This is definitely my first (and probably my last) DIY post because I am not a very crafty person. The only reason this is even going up on my blog is because of how proud of am that I was able to make this for Chubs for Christmas. It is a perfect project for the lazy Mom out there… er.. I mean the Mom out there who can’t sew (show of hands??) and because it’s no-sew is why it worked out splendid for me!
These are stoles and matching altar cloths I made from pillowcases I found at Goodwill. So I spent about 4 dollars on the pillowcases, one in each liturgical color (green, purple, white, and red) and each case makes one stole and one altar cloth. A little snipping, ripping and clipping and bam! It was done. Sure they aren’t anything to write home about, but for a toddler playing Mass, it gets the job done and it saves YOU precious time so you go back to doing other important things like reading this blog, or wiping down counters again.
In addition to the linens,I am so grateful to have found these free printables from Catholic Inspired! One is a book explaining the different articles of the priest’s vestments, what they are called, what prayer they pray when they put it on— so beautiful! Then I printed off the coloring sheets, and laminated them into a flash card matching game. Of course my favorite was the “What Color is the Priest’s Chasuble?” project! Like I said, I downloaded them, printed them out and laminated them for durability. (Do you have a laminator? This one is $18 and it is awesome!!)
So for under $5 you can make your sons a pretty neat Mass activity kit. And if you scour your local Salvation Army or Goodwill, you can piece together an entire Mass kit for under $20.
Now as for the rest of the Mass kit, printables and finished altar cloth products: