These little dolls are so cute, rock back and fourth, and are easily changed up depending on the feast you are celebrating! They are created using recycled bottle tops and are great across all ages! In the Catholic Church we celebrate and give honor to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Here is a fun way to celebrate this feast day in our Domestic Church!
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What is the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Catholic Church?
I wrote all about this over on my How to Draw the Sacred Heart of Jesus post. This devotion can be traced as far back as 1153 A.D.! Made especially popular by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, she received apparitions of Jesus asking her to honor His Heart that loves mankind so much, and isn’t loved in return. Her final vision in the 1670’s revealed the devotion. Jesus requested:
- To receive the Eucharist on the first Friday of each month,
- Attend a Holy hour of Adoration on Thursdays
- Celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart (Friday before the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost on the traditional calendar)
There are 12 promises to the faithful who practice this devotion! The Heart of Christ is wounded, and on fire with love for you and I! Read more about the symbolism, history, and details of this devotion here.
Bottle Cap Sacred and Immaculate Heart Dolls
Since the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Saturday after the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we have these two little dolls for your littles to create!
- 1 bottle cap per doll you will be making
- 1 piece of clay about 1/2 the size of inside the bottle cap
- coloring supplies (crayons, markers, pencils)
If you want to draw your own saints or Jesus and Mary it is super easy! If not you can skip this part.
Begin by tracing the bottle cap as on full circle, and then overlap another tracing over it. Stop when you meet the lines of the first circle to avoid creating a venn diagram.
Next draw in your Jesus and Mary, or trace ours if you’d like. The full circle is the head, and the circle underneath it is the body.
After you color your Jesus and Mary cut out the paper.
Then, take your bottle cap and make a half moon with the clay or play dough inside the bottle cap. The part with the clay will be the bottom and work as a weight for the paper doll.
Glue the body of the paper doll to the clay and around the edges of the cap.
That is it! Aren’t these little dolls cute? They rock back and forth when you push them and stand up on their own. You can make them bigger or smaller depending on the bottle cap you used.
Click here to download this free craft printable.
While you are crafting is a great time to talk about the devotion, the Love of God, and the upcoming feast days!
How will your family Honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary? Let us know in the comments below!
Stella Maris, Ora Pro Nobis