Jumbo "How To Pray the Rosary" Craft Kit
A really great kit!!
The quality of the cord and the consistency in the beads make this kit very user friendly.
November 6, 2011
I bought these to teach my PSR class about the Rosary and how to pray it. It does need a little supervision to put it together (the spacing of the knots is important). It is perfect for teaching how to pray the rosary... The beads are easy for little fingers to grasp. I did purchase Item #48/6214 the Rosary Bead Box Craft Kit to go with this but it is a little too big for the box. You can get it in if you have patience and maneuver it carefully.
September 23, 2010
My class really enjoyed this activity!
I ordered these for my 4th grade class as we are studying and learning about the Rosary. The kids were so excited and anxious to start putting them together. A few problems though. The "string" included with the kit was too short for many to complete. So I ended up using yarn to supplement the difference. The ends of the string easily unraveled as the kids worked to push them through the beads. A better solution would be to have a shoelace type of end on both ends of the string. I ended up using masking tape to "roll" the ends so they could be pushed through the beads. The only other complaint I have is the directions. They are confusing to say the least. I would suggest a step 1, step 2, step 3 for setting up the cross and first section of the beads. It was confusing about attaching the cross. We did the best we could, and the kids loved doing it as well. I'd do it again after making some changes.
April 10, 2014
Bright and Colorful!
I purchased these beads for a Messy Church project. We will modify the packages for Anglican beads. The beads are perfect for little hands and I imagine older arthritic ones as well! they are easy to assemble and will work perfectly for my project.
April 4, 2014
Very Happy with Purchase!
Rather than run around to find all the bits and pieces to make rosaries, I ordered from Oriental Trading and was pleased with their ready made packages. After following the enclosed instructions I found that the enclosed cord was not long enough....t'was good for about 4 decades but no room for the 5th. Also, I found that the cording was a little on the thin side and I had to make double knots as the holes in the beads were so large. The simple remedy was to get a heavier cording and I was all set. I was surprised to see that the kits included little clasps that you're supposed to add in somewhere after the 3rd decade...like a necklace gizmo. I simply don't know what that was for as I was taught that you are not supposed to wear the rosary as jewelry, so shouldn't need this. However, I AM curious as to why it was included....does anyone know?
Bottom line is that I'm very happy with the kits but hope that the manufacturer will improve the cord width and length in future.
Thanks once again Oriental Trading! I love your stuff and it saves me a pile of time.
June 25, 2013
When my 7th grader was in 3rd grade I made these with the ccd class and they were amazing! The cord was tough to get through the beads because it was flexible but with some effort the rosary came out beautiful and my son still has it. Today I used it for my younger son's 3rd grade CCD class that I teach. The cord is much sturdier and able to go through the beads without breaking up. The main problem is that the cord supplied is NOT long enough so the project is a bust and the kids worked so hard (tied all those knots) only to end up with an unfinished and now USELESS incomplete rosary! So upset for these students and as a teacher I am sad that they won't have a rosary as planned.
DO NOT BUY UNTIL THEY FIX THE PROBLEM!!!!!!
April 2, 2013
USE THESE EVERY YEAR FOR MY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASS - THEY ARE PERFECT!!
January 23, 2013
Need Prep time
You need to take time before the class to make sure you have all the beads and they holes are open/wide enough. Also, sometimes difficult to thread rope through beads.
May 3, 2012
Perfect craft for teaching the rosary
I bought these for my 3rd grade Sunday school class. The beads are a great size and the colors were nice and bright. I made up a separate little booklet for the kids to bring home to practice their prayers while they use this. This is a very nice keepsake that the kids enjoyed making. It seems pretty durable too.
February 12, 2012
Worst purchase ever
I teach CCD to 5th Graders. We have a class of 19 children only 4 children could finish this rosary. The holes in the beads were not big enough for both wires to get through. We started taping the ends of the wires so we could get it through the beads. Also the wires should be a ilittle longer. I was very disappointed with this product.
December 13, 2011