Saint Therese of Lisieux Shower of Roses Ring Toss
“If a little flower could speak, it seems to me that it would tell us quite simply all that God has done for it, without hiding any of its gifts. It would not, under the pretext of humility, say that it was not pretty, or that it had not a sweet scent, that the sun had withered its petals,or the storm bruised its stem, if it knew that such were not the case.”
– St. Therese of Lisieux
For this game, we created a life-size St. Therese, similar to the Saint Francis of Assisi Animal Toss.
To create St. Therese, you will need:
- a large (tall) piece of cardboard or foam board
- a picture of the face of St. Therese
- brown, white, and black fabric
- scissors (or knife for cutting)
- roses and a crucifix (optional)
To create the ring toss, you will need:
- a cardboard tube or other stiff tube
- colored tape
- craft roses
- grapevine wreaths (found at craft stores)
- coffee can or or similar container
- spray paint
Begin by assembling your St. Therese.
To create the body, trace the outline of a person onto your cardboard or foam board. Cut out the body and arrange the fabric to look like her habit. We pinned some fabric to the front of St. Therese to create the look of “arms,” and also gave her roses and a crucifix. Tape or glue her face on.
Our St. Therese is about 5 feet tall. Simply tape her to the wall or prop her against it, if your material is stiff enough.
For the ring toss game, we used an old coffee can and spray painted it.
It took a few coats to cover the can, but it dried very quickly and was ready to use in just a few hours.
Next, we hot glued the craft roses to the grapevine wreaths and covered the tube in green tape. The thicker the tube, the better it will hold up. Our tube was actually from a box of aluminum foil.
We filled the coffee can with sand and stuck the tape-covered tube in it. Pack the sand as tightly as you can. We filled the can about an inch from the top.
Because we didn’t want the sand spilling or covering the wreaths, we topped off the sand with brown gift basket filler. You could also use stones, marbles, etc.
Another option could be to create two cans and split players into teams– for a more competitive game!
St. Therese, pray for us!