Faith Formation Prayer Box

  
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:

  
So, I went to our local Target store and picked up enough Altoid tins for my class plus myself and my kids.  I also picked up a package of printable business cards.

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

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Hi! My name is Dominique and I’m lucky enough to be the wife to my True Love and mother to a little girl and a little boy. I grew up in the Midwest but have loved living in NC, our new home.

I’m actually an Industrial Engineer by schooling, but am now a domestic engineer(Stay-at-home-Mom) and feel very blessed to have this job.

I have always loved the challenge in making the most of things…whether it’s figuring out that a filing cabinet , a $10 piece of countertop and a few scraps of wood can be turned into a desk, that a curtain sheer, some ribbon, and a square piece of fabric can be transformed into an Elsa-like dress, or how to provide an interesting lunch for my little girl who is in a peanut free classroom. I love to figure things out and to create.

I hope you enjoy reading my posts. I hope that my posts will inspire you to create. I hope that with my posts you will see that They Will Love Your Effort, whether things turn our perfect or not;-)

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