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Your Handy-Dandy List to All Things All Saints Day!

Just the other day, my kiddos came home with a sheet from their faith formation classes that outlined some great ideas for dressing as a saint for All Saints Day! Whether your family celebrates Halloween, or you are craft challenged or you have just plain dropped the ball on costumes this year, this is the post for you!

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FOR THE CRAFT SAVVY: If you are a fan of all things crafty, see the bottom for a list of external resources to help you come up with something fun for All Saints and/or Halloween.

MARY

WHO: Mother of God

DETAILS: white dress and a blue shawl over the head and shoulders.

APOSTLES/FRIARS/MONK – for any saint that was an Apostle or monk,

DETAILS: Use an extra large men’s t-shirt, put a rope around the waist and put on some sandals. Use face paint for a beard. DONE!

KING/QUEEN – for any saint that was a king or queen, you can make a crown.

WHO: St. Queen Elizabeth of Hungary

DETAILS: She took bread to the poor and built a hospital and cared for the sick. Your little saint can carry a basket of bread or flowers.

WHO: King Louis IX of France

DETAILS: He was crowned at 12. Your little saint can hold a cross.

KNIGHT/ARMOR

WHO: St. Joan of Arc

WHO: St. George and the Dragon

WHO: St. Michael the Archangel

DETAILS: They can all wear armor. For St. Michael, you can make wings of cardboard and put tin foil over them and staple elastic to put them over the shoulders.

NUNS – Use a black dress or skirt or use a men’s black t-shirt. Your little saint can put a square of black material over her head as a veil, and wear a crucifix or cross.

WHO: St. Brigid of Ireland

DETAILS: Often pictured holding a lamp or candle, she began life as a slave and heard St. Patrick preach.

WHO: St. Therese of Lisieux, France – the little flower/child of Jesus.

DETAILS: She was a Carmelite at the age of 15. At age eight, she was healed from an illness when a statue of the Virgin Mary smiled at her. Your little saint can wear a brown habit hand out roses to people, as St. Therese is known to have promised to shower the earth with roses from heaven.

PRIESTS

WHO: St. John Bosco

DETAILS: He founded the Salesians to work with and educate boys, and wore a black cassock. Your little saint can wear a large black t-shirt with a white turtleneck underneath.

WHO: St. John Vianney

DETAILS: A known confessor and preacher from France.

MEXICAN INDIAN

WHO: Saint Juan Diego

DETAILS: He saw Our Lady of Guadalupe and wore a tilma. Your little saint can wear a burlap sack or dark colored towel and tie it loosely around the neck.

FANCY: Print up an iron on picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe and iron it to the towel or burlap sack for added effect.

PRISONER

WHO: St. Maximilian Kolbe

DETAILS: blue striped prison uniform and glasses. He was a priest who was killed by Nazis during WWII

HOLY MEN & WOMEN

WHO: St. Dominic Savio

DETAILS: Born in Italy, he died at age 15. He was studying to be a priest and is the patron saint of boys, altar boys and choirboys. He is pictured in a white dress shirt, bow tie, vest, and jacket or as an altar boy.

WHO: St. Veronica {who wiped the face of Jesus}

DETAILS: Your little saint can wear a dress or man’s t-shirt tied at the waist, sandals, and carrying her veil

FANCY: You can attach a picture of Jesus to the veil using glue or an iron-on transfer

HALO

Use gold pipe cleaners to bend into halos to put on any saint! Or use bendable wired ribbon to make a halo. These are available from any craft store. Party and toy stores carry halos, too.

GALLERY – And now for the cute kiddies portion of the post! Scroll at your discretion and be inspired by these fun costumes!

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The venerable Fulton Sheen

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St. Vincent de Paul

St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux

A crusader, St. Francis, Noah and the Venerable Vincent Capadano

A crusader, St. Francis, Noah and the Venerable Vincent Capadano

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Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist – Sr. Elizabeth Ann, little sister, Sr. Jude Andrew and Sr. Mary Elizabeth.

North American Martyrs: St. Jean de LaLande & St. Isaac Jogues.

North American Martyrs: St. Jean de LaLande & St. Isaac Jogues.

St. Isidore the Farmer and St. Dominic Savio

St. Isidore the Farmer and St. Dominic Savio

St. Elizabeth of Hungary

St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Perfect for a knight, this is made from felt and ribbon!

Perfect for a knight, this is made from fabric squares and ribbon!

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Noah and his Ark

Noah and his Ark

Saint Therese

Saint Therese

Saint Joseph

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St. Joan of Arc, Clare as St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

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For even more ideas visit Raising {& Teaching} Little Saints’s A Colossal Set of Resources on All Saints Day

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About Martina Kreitzer

Martina is a cradle Catholic, wife to Neil, and mother to seven kiddos here {and three in heaven}– 4/96-1/17. She decided to homeschool the kiddos in 2010 after many years in public schools and is currently transitioning out of homeschooling. She is the creator of Catholic Sistas which focuses on a feminine perspective of the Catholic Faith. The website was the result of an existing camaraderie by the contributors in a Catholic women’s group she created. She is also a Seal of Approval evaluator for the Catholic Writers Guild. Lest you think she spends all her time online, Martina has enjoyed getting out into the community by serving on the Pastoral Council from 2010-2013. She is constantly on the lookout to make her parish as welcoming as the small town she grew up in East Texas. This task is not easy given that St. William is the largest parish in the Austin diocese, serving well over twenty thousand parishioners. She loves Jesus, coffee, bacon, chocolate, photography, more bacon, evangelizing, and the company of those unafraid to use their sense of humor.

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