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