Recently, I stumbled upon these pictures of a craft I prepared for the girls and their friends back in May of 2002. Wooden "Sacred and Immaculate Heart dolls" are easy to make. Begin with wooden cutouts of gingerbread girl shapes, small wooden hearts, glue, paint, and—for the Blessed Mother dolls—blue squares of felt.
June is the month of the Sacred Heart, and these dolls would make a pleasant craft to celebrate the beginning of summer!
Our daughter Theresa and friend Emily O'Neill—then aged six—display their dolls:
Works in progress:
Our friends, Mary Beth and Mary Rose, looked pleased with their projects. [In the background, you will see tissue paper Sacred Hearts, another very easy project. The tissue is lovely against a window, because the sun streams through to give the effect of a suncatcher]:
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!