There are many traditional items that are placed on St. Joseph Altars. But, as with any tradition, our own St. Joseph Altar has evolved and gathered life from each member of our family. Certain children have certain cookies or cakes they prepare each year. One item that we always prepare for our home Altar is the chocolate Crown of Thorns.
Simply melt the chocolate of your choice, throw in a handful of pretzel sticks, and mix. Remove the chocolate covered sticks one at a time, before they start to harden, and start building your crown on a piece of wax paper. You’ll end up with a solid and sturdy crown. Warning: this project rates very high in the mess department!
After St. Joseph's Day, we save our crown for placement on top of our Easter cake. Fill it with colorful candy eggs on Easter Sunday and you’ll transform your crown of thorns into a lovely bird’s nest. This project is fun for all ages.