I thought some of you might like to see the banners my kids made the year they received their First Communion.

My 3rd born, Jacob, made this one 3 years ago. He was rather particular while he was designing his banner! And one thing he decided early on as he was IT MUST have a BIBLE!! So here is his banner, complete with a Bible! His banner is made almost completely from stiff felt. The blue background is just regular stiff felt and the cross, grapes, chalice, etc, were cut out of stiff felt which had a sticker backing. He first added a white felt border. Then he drew wheat with a sharpie marker onto a piece of stiff brown felt and cut them out. (He did need help cutting those thin pieces)
I drew the chalice and he traced it onto the yellow felt. The same was done for the grapes and the Bible. Jacob used sharpie markers to add shading and detail to all the items.
The “writing” on the Bible is really just dots that Jacob made using a black sharpie marker.
Then we added the cross and Host. Jacob drew the cross onto the Host. Then he used glitter glue to make the rays coming from the Host.
We hot glued a dowel rod onto the back and tied a string onto each end so we could hang it up! Lots of fun! I’m looking forward to doing two more this year with my 4th and 5th born!
May God Bless you!


  1. beautiful! how wonderful that even at a young age, our children have strong opinions about things. it is especially gratifying when we see them have strong thoughts on their faith. i so love that he wanted to make sure a bible was on his banner. !! Happy First communion to Jacob!

  2. Hi! I am so happy i found your site…my daughter first communion is on May 12, and we need to make a banner…I hope you don't mind if I use some of your ideas..her banner will be in paper…but maybe I will use felt for the symbols to..i hope its ok..Lorie

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