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.
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.
This is the set I made for my mum complete with a woolly sheep!
Merry Christmas everyone!
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.
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.
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.
She was also very keen to help trim off the edges at the end – I reluctantly let her!
She was very proud of her work and keen to test out the effect on the window.
I also think it looks pretty amazing and was actually relatively easy to make.