Nativity Ornament Craft
Christmas crafts are not only fun to make , but also create memories! I especially like Christmas crafts that relate to the real meaning of Christmas. This Nativity Ornament Craft is one of my favorites! It is easy to make, too, with some adult supervision!! Not only is it great for a tree ornament, but it stands on its own for a nativity display!
Total of 17 whole wooden popsicle sticks.
2 flat wooden clothespins
small wooden ball (1/8″ diameter) or Sculpey to make your own ball
small piece of cloth
thin gold string or thread
moss or hay(cut up raffia)
Cut 4 popsicle sticks in half at a slant.
You need 2 Flat Wooden Clothespins for each Nativity. (2 1/2 inch size)
Cut as shown…
Start by laying one stick across the bottom and gluing two half sticks at each end. Be sure the angles are as shown.
Glue two sticks at the top, crossing in the middle…
Repeat 4 times. (more if you want your stable deeper)
On the back, glue one stick in the middle as shown….
Lay two other sticks along side to measure proper height. Mark with a pencil and cut with heavy scissors or small saw.
Glue in place on the back…..
For the baby Jesus, use a small square of material (I cut-up an old t-shirt ).
Since I couldn’t find any small wooden beads, I made them using Sculpey. I baked several sizes to get the right one. The bead was approximately 1/8-1/4 inch in diameter. I made these ahead of time as they were so tiny that it was hard for kids to manage. I cut a piece of gold thread and glued it on for the halo. Now, fold the material corner to corner and then the bottom corner up (like folding a baby in a blanket). Glue together and glue the head sticking out. The kids just had to glue baby Jesus on the nativity scene with a little “hay” underneath.
Glue Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in the manger.
Add a raffia bow and wooden star.
My grandchildren wanted to add faces to their nativity ornament craft! They made the details before gluing them on. Cute! I love that they added their special touches. Besides, kids don’t like faceless people!
Now this is the reason for the season!
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