Advent Craft Project – Sacrifice Bead Box
This Sacrifice Bead Box is a perfect gift for your family to prepare their hearts for Christmas and have a special gift to offer to our Lord on His birthday.
- Paper Mache box (we used a heart shape)
- Purple material to cover the box
- sticky-back black felt
- glitter glue
- mini beads
- mini-holy cards (can be found on our website at this link: Mini Holy Cards)
- bead instructions printed for the inside top of the box.
The following bead instructions are taken from the Catholic Family Living Series – Advent booklet which has many more Advent activities and ideas. (It can be found on our website at this link: Catholic Family Living Series – Advent booklet )
Sacrifice Bead Instructions / Explanations
GREEN – Giving up treats and desserts
RED – Holy Communion received
PINK – Acts of charity, especially to family members
YELLOW – Bearing suffering patiently
WHITE – Acts of obedience
BLUE – Prayers said well, rosaries, novenas, extra prayers and devotions
ORANGE – Extraordinary sufferings, super-excellence at prayers, great effort in schoolwork, difficult chores done, not eating Christmas cookies and candies when other children are, etc.
BLACK – Sinful or “naughty” behavior may deserve black beads which can then be “redeemed” by acts of penance and extra-good behavior.
Please let us know how you liked this activity and if possible send a picture to us of the box you make!