|Our St. Joseph's Altar at home|
For crafts, I made some spada dough (recipe here) and the kids and my friend sculpted different shapes from them, including a monstrance, some St. Joseph's staffs, ladder, lillies and some sort of house thing, my older daughter made (Said that it was built by St. Joseph - go figure!). We had the two younger girls make 3-D Virtual St. Joseph Altars (link here).
We also created a crown of thorns from chocolate and pretzel sticks. This idea also comes from the above site - - Thanks, Evann! We have added it to our altar. She suggests to save it for Easter, and you can put it on your Easter cake as a nest, rather than a crown of thorns - - I am not sure ours will last that long. I guess that would be great if St. Joseph's feast day was a bit closer to Easter as it has been the past couple of years, but we still have over a month to go! Perhaps I will put it away in either the refrigerator or freezer, wrapped up nice and tight?
|Crown of Thorns|