As a Catholic mother, I love telling my children the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St Juan Diego.
I had lots of fun gathering ideas for crafts to help us celebrate these wonderful feast days.
Ready to have some fun celebrating with crafts for Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Juan Diego?
St Juan Diego’s Tilma Craft
Supplies you’ll need:
- Paper Grocery Sacks or Brown Craft Paper
- Our Lady of Guadalupe template (Many thanks to Domestic Church)
- Crayons or Markers
- Brightly colored yarn
- Single Hole Punch
- Rose Stickers
Follow the directions on Domestic Church to create a tilma (Indian cloak). While you’re busy creating the fringed edge on the tilma, let your little ones work on coloring Our Lady of Guadalupe.
When Our Lady is finished, glue her to the tilma. Don’t forget the roses! (If you’re like me and can’t draw, you could use rose stickers!)
My kids enjoyed watching Juan Diego: Messenger of Guadalupe while dinner and dessert was in the oven!
For dinner, we went with a family favorite – the Taco Ring! I discovered this on Pinterest and added our own twists. Many thanks to The Vanilla Tulip for the original idea.
- Ground beef
- Taco Seasoning
- Black Beans
- Shredded Cheese
- Sour Cream
I followed the directions from the original recipe, but added in corn, black beans, and Rotel. We serve it up with salsa, sour cream and homemade guacamole.
These were fun treats I saw over on Catholic Cuisine
Things you’ll need:
- Pringles (flavor of your choice)
- Mozzarella cheese sticks
Arrange Pringles on a platter. Cut a small section of cheese from the end of the cheese stick and place it on the ‘sombrero’ Pringle. These are so cute, so easy, and fun to eat!
For dessert, we enjoyed some of my favorite cookies!
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Mexican Wedding Cookies go by a million different names — Wedding Cakes, Pecan Wedding Cookies, or even Snowballs. My kids can’t get enough!
After dinner and dessert, we enjoyed some stories together as a family.
Books and Resources about Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego
- Saints and Scripture Sunday: Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Choosing Joy: Saints and Scripture Sunday
- Juan Diego Mary’s Humble Messenger
- Saint Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Talking Eagle and the Lady of Roses
- The Lady of Guadalupe
- Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Our Lady of Guadalupe coloring book
- Juan Diego Movie
- Our Lady of Guadalupe Puzzle
- Our Lady of Guadalupe Vinyl Doll
(this is in stock now, but HURRY! She frequently sells out before Advent)
- The Lady of Guadalupe
- The Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Guadalupe Living Image video (streams live for Amazon Prime members!)
- Saints of North America
- Our Lady of Guadalupe for Children
How will you be celebrating these feast days? Be sure and leave me your ideas!
Birgit J says
What a fun way to celebrate Our Lady and Juan Diego!
I made these cookies to share at work, very good. I decorated with the cute little cupcake topper from Catholic Inspired.
Happy Feast Day!!