Monday, December 20, 2010

Baby Jesus in a Manger


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.

16 comments:

  1. So cute! I will try this with my boys, thanks for sharing!

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  2. very cute! makes me miss these times when my older ones were little. thanks for the jolt into reminding me it can be done!

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  3. featured this idea today!!!!
    http://kimboscrafts.blogspot.com/2011/12/advent-take-two-story-one.html

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  4. My first thought was to help my kiddos make Christmas cards with this idea! Thanks!

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  5. oh I love this! I landed here via Pinterest - we'll be trying this for our learning time!

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  6. I love this thank you for sharing! I just started teaching sunday school last week and this is great!tahnks for sharing. Many Blessings to you and your family.

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  7. i really love the simplicity of this craft. i am including it in a post i am writing in my Advent Countdown series. could i include one pic? please email me at getdownandgetyourhandsdirty at gmail dot com.

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    1. Hey Kristalyn, of course you can use a pic! And stay tune because we have a 2012 edition of this craft coming soon!

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  8. This is one of the cutest and most precious craft that I have ever seen! I am definitely going to do it with my three year old class

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    1. Thanks! I hope your three year olds enjoyed it!

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  9. I love this! We will be making this for our Craft of the week!! Thank you!!

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    1. Thanks! Craft week sounds like my cuppa tea.

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  10. Cub scout project tonight! THANKS sweetie.

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    1. That's great! This craft is one of my all time favorites.

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  11. This is a super sweet activity. We'll be doing it for Advent this year. I've shared it in my craft stick project roundup here: http://productivewahm.com/26-craft-stick-projects-for-every-letter-of-the-alphabet/

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