We don't have our own Nativity set yet - just haven't found the one that we want so I got crafty (yes me not the kids this time as J was at preschool and T napping) and created a quick one.
We have been lucky to receive a package from Baker Ross full of Nativity Goodies and one of the items is a set of Nativity Finger Puppet Kits which I set about making. Following the pictures they were easier to make an older child would easily be able to make them independently (if J was at home I would have been able to make them with him with some support - mainly pulling off the backing as at times that was a little fiddly). The kit is felt and apart from 2 characters all pieces are self adhesive - those 2 I stuck with some PVA glue (Donkey and Angel).
With my 8 figures for the Nativity I set about creating a Stable (Creche) for the characters to go in.
With a cardboard box I unfolded it created a stage by folding the box edge back on it's self and gluing it together then used the other edge as the roof. To create a thatch roof I used some of that paper that Amazon insist on sending me every time I order books (isn't it fab for crafting with Thank you Amazon) and cut the edge to make a look of straw.
T then helped me collect some dried leaves from the garden and we glued them to the bottom to create the floor of the stable.
I came downstairs this morning to find J and T with their Nativity Book and the characters singing Christmas Songs and retelling the Nativity story with our DIY Nativity Set.
Out Now! - Countdown to Christmas Ebook
When life gets hectic in the lead up to Christmas wouldn't it be great to be able to spend a little time with the family creating gifts for others, food to enjoy together and traditions that make magical Christmas Memories?
But what actually happens is you spend hours searching through Pinterest looking for ideas and realise halfway through saying you are going to start that you have only 1 thing on the materials list!
I've been there!
So that is why we've put together our 24 favourite Christmas Activities, Crafts and Recipes with full materials lists and step-by-step instructions so that you have everything at your fingertips.
Produced as a PDF you can download, print and use these ideas throughout the festive season with your children and families.
Find out more as we share with you our Favourite Ways to Countdown to Christmas.
I was sent the Finger Puppet Kit to review