Does anybody else out there have a soft spot for baby Jesus crafts? This is one we put together after breakfast the other morning. Here's a little visual step-by-step. The popsicle sticks (a.k.a. mangers) were painted brown the day before so they could dry. Jack just needed a little guidance with where to put the glue.
(Btw, I'll be hunting down more popsicle stick crafts after buying a box of 1,000 to use for this craft. Please send some ideas my way if you know of any that are age appropriate for a very clever 2 year old boy.)
The 'straw' was made from a Trader Joe's brown paper grocery bag that I cut up into little strands. Baby Jesus' blanket is a piece of quilt batting from my sewing cabinet, cut into a rectangle. And Jack just needed a little bit of help drawing Baby Jesus' face. These came out so cute that one just wasn't enough.
I think we will turn them into Christmas cards for some of the relatives.