I love prayer cards. Ever since I was in high school, I started collecting prayer cards, beautiful laminated cards that have special prayers on them. When I would have moments in my life where I was scared, nervous, anxious, just needed a little something to help, reading these comforting words always seemed to help.
When I started teaching Faith Formation this year, I really wanted to share with my third grade students my love of prayer cards. I was looking for tin gift card holders FOREVER! I found plenty of cardboard box giftcard holders but they just wouldn’t provide the lasting effect I wanted. I couldn’t find any mental tins and with time running out, I realized that Altoid tins would work just as well. Besides the cardboard boxes were around $3/box versus Altoid tins for $1.69/tin. Here is an example of what I found on Pinterest:
I picked out my favorite prayers and a few bible versus that I felt might provide my students with some encouragement and printed them on business cards.
I also cut out pieces of card stock paper and hot glued them to the front and inside of the tin.
I was so happy with how these all turned out. The best part was giving these to my children and my class this morning. We spent the class reading each card, decorating the tin, decorating the cards, writing names of people we’d like to pray for.
These tins can constantly be added to, they can keep their Rosary in it..,it all just turned out so good.
This was a super simple project that I hope my class and my children will hold onto.
Remember…They Will Love Your Effort<3