A Christ-Centered Home

The Visiting Teaching Message for May can be selected from a talk from our most recent General Conference. I dove into Elder Scott’s talk, For Peace at Home, and came out with this little 3-D house (shared with permission by artist Cally Johnson. More cute houses found here) that has lots of doors and windows that open and contain ways to have a more Christ-centered home. A picture of the Savior, along with a yummy truffle, fit snugly inside.

You can start out by printing the file download at the bottom of this post. Print page 1, the house image, on cardstock. Print the text on page 2 on regular copy paper.

Using an exacto knife, carefully cut along 3 sides of each door and window, and along all dotted lines. Gently push the openings open, to make sure all the sides and corners are completely cut. Next, score all fold lines and make sure the text lines up correctly behind your newly cut openings.

I then held up the house to a window so I could see the edges of the house, and applied glue all around – keeping clear of the openings, because we don’t want to glue our door or windows on top of the text. Press the house onto the text page, and cut out.

Next you fold, tape or glue – whatever works to get the house all put together. Leave the roof open to insert your picture and candy.

Punch holes in both sides of the chimney, then tie together with a ribbon. I hope you enjoy sharing this message of peace with this cute Christ-centered home! Download below:


Spanish (download this post in Spanish here)





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9 Responses to A Christ-Centered Home

  1. shasha says:

    hi kristin,i have a problem opening the English version of may visiting teaching message everytime i open it it says failed to download the document.any help please.much appreciated.thank you for all your ideas.



  2. Andrea says:

    Gracias por las hermosas e inspiradas ideas que nos ayudan en la presentación de temas y mensajes. Hermana podría por favor presentar esta idea en portugues. Desde ya muchas gracias!.

  3. poderia fazer e portugues

  4. Rocio says:

    Muchas, muchas gracias por siempre tener tan maravillosas ideas y mas por traducirlo en espanol.

  5. Andrea says:

    Irmã poderia traduzir ao português. Obrigada.

  6. Jenny says:

    Thank you so much for this idea. I can’t wait to share it with my sisters!

  7. Pam says:

    I also am having the same problem with the English version, saying it failed to download. Please help, this is such a great idea.

  8. Debora Gilmore says:

    Thank you so much for all the VT ideas. I use them every month. Now that you are probably on vacation (JULY) I realized how much I rely on you. Thank you so much for all your help. Hope you are having a great vacation and I am excited to see your future VT posts. Thanks again,

  9. marcee pentelute says:

    I was wondering why there is no visiting teaching things since may 2013?

    Marcee Pentelute

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