Read more about her amazing story here.
Our Imelda is dressed in a white robe and had a white veil, which is actually a pillow case. I used a headband to create the look of a Host hovering over her head.
I added more hot glue to the silver pipe-cleaner and laid the other star shape on top making sure the star shapes covered each other. I added a felt circle to each star shape, and used a black pen to make the cross.
Then I wrapped the pipe-cleaner ends around a white headband. I also added a little bit of glitter glue around the host to make it look more interesting.
It worked great!!
She has shown us how we take our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament for granted.
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What a great costume! I love the story of Blessed Imelda. Funny story… Last year when our pastor was sharing this story with the children preparing for their First Holy Communion, he very wisely ended the story with her reception of the sacred host, not telling the children she died right after receiving for the first time. I'm thinking that may have scared a few of the children off. : )
It's funny what kids can think! Mine sat with wide eyes and a gaping mouth when I read her story. But I did hear a joke from one of the kids …\”good thing we don't all love Jesus that much or we'd all be dead.\” — I know they don't really think that's a \”good thing\” — I know they got the point. One of them always has to make some kind of joke. They all fight for the position of \”class clown\”. (m)