Nativity Ornament Craft
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These simple nativity ornament craft for kids is not only beautiful on the tree, but it is a perfect afternoon activity for preschoolers!
I love looking back over the homemade Christmas ornaments my kids have made over the years.
We’ve got thumbprint ornaments, candy cane reindeer, a mouse in a walnut shell, and more. It’s nice to reminisce about them as we decorate our trees each year.
This year, I want to add a couple of kid-made nativity ornaments to our collection. I’m going to start with this one.
If you love kid-made ornaments, too, you’ll love this nativity craft that your kids can assemble with just a little help from you.
Nativity Ornament Craft
With just a few craft supplies, you and your kids will be ready to assemble this beautiful nativity ornament in no time!
What You’ll Need
• Popsicle Sticks (regular and mini)
What You’ll Do
Glue two mini popsicle sticks to a regular popsicle stick. Make an arch by gluing two mini popsicle sticks together.
Glue the two pieces together to form a stable. Refer to photo below.
Paint the stable brown. Allow to dry completely.
While the stable dries, download the simple Nativity silhouette template. Print and cut out. Set aside.
Rip tissue paper into small pieces. Cut a piece of contact paper a little larger than the size of the stable. Cover the sticky part of the contact paper with the tissue paper.
Cut a second piece of contact paper a little larger than the size of the stable and cover the tissue paper. Press out any bubbles.
Cut the contact paper into the shape of the stable.
Glue the silhouette onto the contact paper.
Glue the contact paper onto the back of the stable. Glue a small piece of twine to the top of the ornament for hanging on a Christmas tree.
Your ornament is finished. These would make wonderful family keepsake gifts!
Preschool Books About the Nativity
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about the nativity. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
The Christmas Baby – When Mary and Joseph’s child was born, the good tidings spread from the animals in the manger, to the shepherds in the fields, to the kings in distant lands, and even to the angels in the heavens!
Christmas in the Manger – With a simple, lyrical text and radiant artwork, this book is perfect for the youngest child to be a part of the wonder of the Nativity.
The First Christmas – The First Christmas will fill you with the warmth and love of the true meaning of Christmas like nothing else will. With each poetic turn of the page, you will feel as though you are present in the stable in Bethlehem as the events of The First Christmas unfold, beginning with Isaiah’s proclamation of, “For unto us a child is born.”
When you set up a nativity felt story board, your kids can retell the story of Jesus’s birth over and over again.
Like the felt story board idea, a set of wooden nativity peg dolls also let kids retell the story over and over again.