I believe that you can never have too many Nativity Scenes up for Christmas time. I have started adding a new one every year to our “collection”. This year, I made one and was inspired by one I saw at my mom’s group, Vital Moms at the Height Church. I was sad to not know WHO made the one there to give proper credit to my MUSE. 🙂 (If it is you, let me know!!)
These are fun to make and do not take up a TON of time… although you can get lost in detail.
You will need:
- 2 small clay or wooden pots,
- 2 large wooden balls for the “heads”,
- a clay or wooden plaque,
- scrap felt in white and 2 other colors,
- brown paint,
- flesh paint
- white paint,
- hot glue gun.
- Optional: gold paint, crackle paint, black marker to draw on faces, fake snow paint, wooden star and staff.
- Paint the balls flesh and the pots a brown color(I also “crackled” the bodies with my crackle paint). Hot glue together. Add the colored scraps on to make clothing and ties with a piece of raffia each, Mary around her neck and Joseph around the head.
- Paint the disk white (or brown) and add the “people” to it.
- Create a “bunching” of raffia to make the hay manger and hot glue to the base.
- Swaddle the white cloth to make a “baby”. Glue to the hay manger.
- Optional: add texture snow around the base – This MUST dry overnight!!
Here is the sample that inspired me:
And here is my finished nativity:
Luke 2:8 – And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.