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Make a simple Nativity ornament with the kids this Christmas or use this Nativity craft idea for your Sunday School Class. It really is the perfect craft for the kid’s Christmas tree. Come on in and I’ll show you how to make this Baby Jesus Ornament, today: 

Baby Jesus Christmas Ornament

Nativity Christmas Ornament to Make: 

Baby Jesus Nativity Ornament

Homemade Christmas Ornaments are such a sweet ornament to hang on the tree. 

Nativity Christmas Ornament for kids to make

If the kids help make it, that’s even better. 

Here’s what you’ll need to make a Baby Jesus Ornament for your tree…

  • A clear plastic cup – I used a short 9 oz. cup
  • brown card stock
  • warm glue gun and glue sticks
  • liquid glue
  • natural raffia – cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • wooden bead
  • small clothespin (about 1&3/4 in.) – I didn’t use mini, but they are smaller than the typical size 
  • fine point black marker 
  • light blue yarn
  • yellow foam star
  • paper fastener
  • scissors 

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Instructions for the Baby Jesus – Nativity Christmas Ornament…

The Base:

  • How to make a Nativity Christmas Ornament
  • Trace the cup onto the brown card stock
  • Cut out the circle you traced from the card stock
  • How to make a Nativity Christmas Ornament
  • Glue strips of raffia to the bottom of the cardstock circle
  • *you can use a glue stick as I did in the photo, or liquid glue to secure the raffia 

The Cup Covering…

  • How to make a Nativity Christmas Ornament
  • prepare the cup to hang, by poking a small hole in the bottom of the cup and pushing a paper fastener through the hole
  • on the inside of the cup, open the paper fastener so that it will be secure when hanging
  • tie a piece of yarn to the paper fastener tip and tie the yarn ends in a knot to form a loop for hanging

Baby Jesus…

  • How to make a Nativity Christmas Ornament
  • Glue the wooden bead to the mini clothespin
  • Cut a long strip of blue yarn – about 4 feet
  • Glue one end of the yarn to the top of the clothespin
  • wrap the yarn around the clothespin
  • How to make a Nativity Christmas Ornament
  • Glue baby Jesus to the base
  • Cover it with the cup lid
  • Glue the cup to the brown base 
  • How to make a Nativity Christmas Ornament
  • Let dry
  • Add a star sticker to the bottom of the yarn 

That’s it! 

Merry Christmas!

~Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do 

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