Great Nativity Craft for Kidz!
I was making gingerbread men with my two little ones the other day, we were trying to come up with different ideas for them. Making them into birds, chickens, dogs, etc. When suddenly I realized that they would make a great base for a nativity scene. Here is the nativity scene we ended up with:
It is fast, fun and easy for kids aged 2 and up:
1. To print out 2 the following two nativity craft pages
a. Either get your child to colour them in or you can cut them out as use them as stencils to cut out coloured or construction paper.
2. Scissors and glue to cut out
3. Glue to stick the Mary, Jesus and Joseph together (as well as on the to the nativity with the star)
4. A third sheet of paper to make a stable for the scene, the inside cardboard from a cereal box works very well as it’s brown and sturdy
5. Googly eyes or markers to make faces
Other ideas for this craft:
A gift to Jesus:
On Saturday we went to a Christmas party for the kids of our parish. It was lovely at the end they asked the kids to write their daily commitment/gift they would do for Jesus. My daughter whom is 5 decided she’d like to decade of the rosary a day. So each day once she has done this craft or offered another little gift for Jesus (i.e. eating the dinner she didn’t like) –she glues a little star and adds it to the sky over the nativity to make a bright beautiful sky for Christ’s birth!
Including them in your Christmas Cards:
I cut theses sets out in colour, add 4 googly eyes and put them into zip lock bags and mailed them to my nephews and some of my daughter’s friends with our Christmas cards. I might just send them the printed pages instead next year. I always love sending something special with my cards for the kids to do or have for Christmas (i.e . Jesus is the reason for the season stickers, etc).