Are you looking for a nativity craft for the older kids? This one involves painting, gluing, and cutting wood pieces! Thank you to DaySpring and Shepherd on the Search for sponsoring today’s post. This post may contain affiliate links.
Since debuting our Shepherd on the Search at the beginning of December, our family has been enjoying our little visitor. We’ve read the book– almost every day. I’ve tried out a few of the activity ideas over on the Shepherd on the Search website. We’ve embraced the spirit of Christmas by doing a few “giving back” activities as a family. Now, that the kids are out of school, we are crafting as a family!
Our Shepherd– whose name is “Shepherd,” by the way (very creative, I know)– is still on the search for baby Jesus. Believe it or not, I actually do not own a true nativity scene. Shhh….don’t tell anyone. I’m pretty sure it’s somewhere in the Reverend Code that all ministers have to own at least one nativity scene. So I needed a baby Jesus for our Shepherd to find on Christmas morning. My daughter and I decided to make one for him with this easy craft.
This craft is ideal for older kids. It involves painting, gluing, and cutting wood pieces.
- Blank wood hanging (I purchased the one below at a craft store)
- Wood craft sticks (thank you to CraftProjectIdeas.com for supplying the sticks for this project)
- Craft glue
- Blue and gold paint
- Scrap twine pieces
- White cloth scrap
- Yellow or gold star
- Heavy duty scissors to cut the wood pieces
Paint the inside of the blank wood hanging blue and the frame portion gold. Let it dry completely.
Cut the wood craft sticks in small pieces to make a manger inside of the wood hanging. Adhere it with glue.
Wrap the cloth scrap around a wood craft stick scrap and glue it on the manger. Glue twine scrap pieces in between the “baby” and the manager to look like hay. Glue the star over the manger.
The only thing that I haven’t figured out is how to tell the kids to say “Goodbye” to Shepherd. I think that they are really going to miss him!