I'm getting quite excited about the upcoming Year of Mercy! Pope Francis' declaration of the Jubilee that begins on December 8th is a great opportunity for all that teach the faith to share the message of God's infinite mercy. I plan on running with this celebration and am making lots of activities and lessons to help kiddos and adults alike to accept mercy and be merciful in return.
Have you done a craft with melty beads before? (melty beads- one brand name is Perler Beads.) We got a big donation of them at church this spring, so I was determined to plan some projects to put them to use. I had fun creating a pattern for this heart of Divine Mercy craft. You can find more info on the image of Mercy here. I also explain how I have taught the symbolism behind the colors and image in this post.
Want to make your own?
Click here for a pdf pattern for the large design (29x29):
Click here for a pdf pattern for the small design (13x13):
Interested in more ideas for kids about the upcoming Year of Mercy? I'll continue sharing projects as we get closer, and you might also be interested in these older posts: