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How to Make a Nativity Scene Ornament Craft for Christmas

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Make this simple Nativity Scene Ornament with the kids this Christmas. This is a great craft for your preschoolers, kids or Sunday School Class. With a little help from you, kids can easily make this homemade ornament of Baby Jesus for the tree. Come on in and I’ll share how to make this easy ornament…

Nativity Ornament Craft

You might need to do a little prep work, but with a little help from you, the kids can do most of this ornament craft on their own. 

Baby Jesus Ornament Craft

It looks so cute on the tree. 

 

Here’s What You’ll Need to Make this Nativity Ornament Craft…

nativity craft ornament

  • Glitter foam
  • Ruler
  • (6) Mini Popsicle Sticks 
  • Foam star stickers
  • Small Wooden Bead
  • Black Flair Pen or Fine Tip Marker 
  • Miniature Clothespin
  • Blue Yarn – about 4-5 ft. 
  • Raffia for straw
  • Glue – A Warm (low temp.) glue gun and tacky craft glue or Fabri-Tack are my recommendations
  • Optional – hole punch

Instructions: 

How to Make a Nativity Scene Ornament Craft for Christmas

  • Cut a rectangle that is approximately 3&1/2 x 4 inches from the glitter paper

How to Make a Nativity Scene Ornament Craft for Christmas

  • Kids can glue popsicle sticks with the tacky glue or you can with a warm glue gun, to resemble a shelter and an X in the middle – at the bottom of the shelter 
  • Add strips of raffia to the top of the manger (x)

Assembling Baby Jesus: 

How to Make a Nativity Scene Ornament Craft for Christmas

  • Glue the small wooden bead to the mini clothespin, like the image above
  • Glue one end of the yarn to the top of the clothespin – I used a low temp. glue gun

How to Make a Nativity Scene Ornament Craft for Christmas

  • Wrap the yarn around the clothespin and secure it with more glue (tacky glue is fine for this)
  • Use a fine tip marker or Flair Pen to make eyes and smile on the bead 

How to Make a Nativity Scene Ornament Craft for Christmas

  • Trim the extra black pieces of foam from the manger scene 
  • *If you want, you can leave a little extra piece a the top and use a hole punch for the yarn to tie into for hanging 
  • Or, Glue a small piece of yarn in a loop at the back of the ornament 
  • Add your foam star to the top of the manger 
  • That’s it! – Merry Christmas

Nativity Ornament Craft

~ Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do 

 

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