Nativity Lanterns and Blog Hop

Nativity Craft for kidsOur last Nativity Craft this year I think and we’ve worked together to create a Nativity Lantern for us to sing Christmas Carols by as one of our Advent Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers.

What you need to make the Nativity Lantern

Tracing Paper to draw Nativity Picture or Nativity Colour-in Window Decorations
Fibre Tip Pens
Black Card Stock
Craft Knife
Sticky Tape

How you make the Nativity Lantern

J and T set about colouring in the Nativity Window Decorations – the material is like tracing paper and when held up to glass produces a wonderful stained glass look when sunlight shines through it.

nativity craft for preschool

Once they had coloured in the decorations I took over (J is 3 and T is 21 months) with the craft knife and card stock and used 2 pieces. I folded the card in half and then drew around the window decoration.

Nativity craft with toddlers

Once I had drawn the window around I cut out inside but around 1/2cm inside of the line that I had drawn. I then folded a small piece at either side of the paper and stuck the 2 pieces of card together to form a cube with top and bottom missing.

Nativity activity for kids

With a electric tea light inside the light shines through the windows and is safe for the kids.

Nativity Craft

The Imagination Tree
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We are cohosting a Focus on the Nativity Collaborative Blog Hop for Christmas 2012 organised by The Imagination Tree and with these other bloggers

The Imagination Tree ~ Living Montessori Now ~ Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers ~ My Nearest And Dearest

Life At The Zoo ~ Creative Connection for Kids ~ This Reading Mama  ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Train up A Child

Rainy Day Mum ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ Crafty Mom Share ~ The Magic Of Play ~ Sun Hats and Wellieboots  ~ The Fairy and The Frog

Housing a Forest ~ The Iowa Farmers Wife ~ Preschool Book Club ~ Craft To Art ~ The Golden Gleam ~ Here Come The Girls

Mamas Like Me ~ In Lieu Of Preschool ~ Kids Creative Chaos ~ My Small Potatoes ~ Love Play And Learn ~ Kids World Citizen ~ Se7en

If you have a Nativity Post please come and link up your posts and grab the button above or add a text link back to the blog that you joined from.

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Cerys is the founder of Rainy Day Mum, a former Marine Biologist and Teacher she is now a stay at home mum to J and T. She can be found elbows deep in paint, glue, mud and sand at various times of the year and also behind the screen working on Rainy Day Mum and editing post for The Playroom on BonBon Break.

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  1. Anna says

    These are great, lovely simple idea, I’m gonna make these with my kid’s church group next week. Thanks a million!