Monday, June 11, 2012

Immaculate Heart of Mary

We made two crafts for this feast day, an Immaculate Heart from felt, and another from colored card stock.  Here are the supplies we bought.

For the cloth heart, I cut two hearts from a rectangle of red felt (one for each of my children).  I showed my seven year old how to sew on a button, and then she sewed white flower shaped buttons in a row on the heart.  This is her very first sewing project, and she is eager to do more.  I am also hoping to show her how to crochet this summer.  I don’t remember exactly, but I was about her age when I learned to sew, crochet, and embroider.  I’ll be sure to keep you posted on our progress.

My three year old made her heart using some white adhesive buttons I found in flower shapes and with flower outlines.  I didn’t know self adhesive craft buttons existed, but they worked great.  I sewed some pieces of orange yarn at the top of each heart to represent the flames (this was a little too difficult for my beginning sewer, but older children may be able to do it).

I’m surprised they turned out so well, and they were so easy to make.  I think it would also be easy to make the Sacred Heart by braiding brown yarn and sewing it on.  In fact, there are many possible ways to do this project, such as making an Immaculate Heart pillow, attaching cloth or sewn roses, embroidering the flowers or crown of thorns, etc.

While we were working, I told my children about Mary’s pure heart, full of love for God and Jesus, always focused on showing others how to love God by example.

We also created another version of this craft, using colored card stock, rose stencils, and paint to create a paper heart.  We cut the flames out of orange card stock.

After we finished, we placed our Immaculate Hearts on our tabletop shrine for Mary.  If you saw how we created this shrine last month, you’ll notice the pink flowers that we used then are now in a little basket.


  1. Muchas gracias por tu colaboración en la Fiesta de Enlaces. Esta manualidad está muy hermosa y creativa. Te felicito.

  2. These are so pretty! I love the one your three year old did! What a great teaching moment!

  3. Gracias, Arelis. Era una actividad divertida.

    Thank you, Karen. It was a fun activity.

  4. Me ha encantado la idea, tal vez la programe para el próximo Año escolar. Un abrazo

  5. Hi Elisa! These are very nice! I just love the yarn as fire! Very Cool!! ;-)

  6. Que familia tan original, me encanta.

  7. Hi Elisa Iam Mary Torres colaborator from to say that its a charming craft, love it!, I wonder how pretty looks in a shirt for the kids to celebrate the festivity. God bless!

  8. Thank you everyone for visiting and for your kind comments.

    Gracias a todos por visitar y por sus amables comentarios.

    Mary, I love the idea of making a shirt! You could outline a heart with stitches or ribbon and make a flame from fabric. What a wonderful suggestion!

    Everyone, we are planning to use the card stock heart pictured above to make a reversible Immaculate and Sacred Heart. Check back to see the post in a few days.

  9. these are super cute -- thanks for linking up!!

  10. What a very sweet craft. Wonderful

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!



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