Here's a craft idea for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Before you pull the tab, you have Mary at the end of her earthly life, and the quote from the Catechism of the Catholic Church at the top ...

But then, you just give the tab a little pull, and you have Mary assumed into Heaven, with the rest of the Catechism of the Catholic Church passage showing:

The craft is super-easy because that's how I roll. And all you need is your computer, printer, paper, and colored pencils or markers. (My daughter colored the above pictures.)

Interested in making one for August 15, too? Then here you go, friends!

1. Print out the downloadable 3-page PDF for this project.
2. Color now, if you want to.
3. Cut out the windows in Part A. Also, cut across the top where indicated.

4. Cut out the pull-tab.

5. Add glue along the edges of the last page ... (Don't forget to cut along the top where indicated on this page as well.)

Step 6. Then place the first page on top of it. It should look like this:

Step 7. Insert the pull tab into the middle. It will look like this. Be sure to have trimmed the pages before putting the pull tab in. The pages will be shorter than a regular one, so the pull-tab can stick out at the top. Your first part will look like this:

Step 8. And then, you'll pull the tab to show the assumption of the Blessed Mother into heaven.

Step. 9. Discuss the Assumption of the Blessed Mother together.

Step 10. Say a Hail Mary together and place the project somewhere special as a reminder on August 15 of this wonderful feast day.

Blessings galore!

Copyright 2011 Veronica Jarski