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).
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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.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.