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
Good craft item for older chidren
Teaching the rosary activity
November 8, 2014
Practice before class
Kids sat and worked on this for an entire hour and finished by the end. However, the first part of this project was very difficult because you were putting the thread through the bead and it was hard to fit. Once it was single string, the project got much easier. If this is for younger kids, you might consider either getting them to the single string part and have them all prepped, or purchase really thin string. That said, the project is nice once completed.
October 21, 2014
Beautiful craft for families
These rosary beads were a big hit with the families at a recent church event. The pieces were all included and the directions were well done. I recommend reading everything through first and being conservative with the string to avoid running short. Putting shoelace ends on the strings would have made it even better. Some of the beads had excess wood in the holes but that was easily removed with the end of a child's paintbrush. All around a wonderful project.
October 13, 2014
Just what I need to teach my fourth grader's how to pray the rosary. Have used this for many years now. Please keep it in your inventory.
August 27, 2014
Not bad of a purchase for kids
Alot of the beads have to be redrilled! I have one whole necklace that cannot be completed cuz i dont have enough beads! The ones we were able to complete cane out very nice
August 1, 2014
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