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Nativity play set

21 Dec

I love nativity scenes and I love making things so it made perfect sense to create my own set which the children could play with and act out the story of the first Christmas.

I actually made this a couple of months ago and have since made three more sets for other people. I figured I should really blog about it before Christmas is over for another year.

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Each figure is made with a wooden peg doll. The palm trees are filled with rice at the bottom so that they stand alone. The stable is also a box which all items can be stored in and the star at the top is attached with Velcro. I wanted everything to be moveable so that it could be probably played with.

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This is the set I made for my mum complete with a woolly sheep!

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Merry Christmas everyone!

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Stained glass nativity picture

5 Dec

Today’s Christmas activity was to create a stained glass picture. We love creating these types of artwork. Last Christmas we did stain glass stars and just recently we did stain glass leaves with autumnal coloured tissue paper.

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This year I wanted to create a nativity scene. I googled some images to get a few ideas and then sketched out my design. When I was happy with the picture I drew it again this time on done black card and cut it out.

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I then stuck it straight on to some contact paper and The Limpet and I decided on the best colours from our stash of tissue paper. She enjoyed ripping strips of tissue paper and then sticking them all down.

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She was also very keen to help trim off the edges at the end – I reluctantly let her!

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She was very proud of her work and keen to test out the effect on the window.

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I also think it looks pretty amazing and was actually relatively easy to make.

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