DIY nativity scene for children {from the crafting chicks}

by @according2kelly on September 13, 2011

for the entire month of september will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season…

welcome to our holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along.” we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season all month long. yep! yep! 31 days of projects. so dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. a southern fairytale is spotlighting lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss. & to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.

today, our featured blogger is definitely one crafty chick – nikkala, of the crafting chicks. nikkala writes…
Hi everyone! I’m Nikkala, one of the 5 Crafting Chicks. I’m mom to 2 rambunctious boys and love to give gifts! I can spend hours, even weeks thinking about the perfect gift for a friend or family member–it has to be something practical (cause I’m like that) and something that they will absolutely love!

Today, I’m sharing a simple project that is perfect for pre-schoolers. It seems that 2-4 year olds love to play with nativity scenes and to move the animals and Baby Jesus around. Often nativity scenes are very breakable and off limits to little hands (or is that just at my house?) So I made a very touchable, very playable, very magnetic nativity scene for them to play with!
Supplies you’ll need:

Nativity Clipart
Printable Magnetic Paper
Inkjet Printer
Scissors

I used the Color Me Nativity from PC Crafter and picked up the magnetic paper at Michael’s.

Simply print the nativity on the magnetic paper and cut out.

There you go! A nativity scene of their very own! I packaged it up in a paper mache box, but don’t you think a decorated Altoids tin would be adorable too!

 

For another simple and unbreakable gift idea, check out Jamie’s Sassy Juice Top Photo Ornaments!

for more great ideas be sure to visit nikkala at her blog the crafting chicks, & follow her every move on twitter & facebook.

about nikkala: Nikkala loves to plan parties, research future purchases, read books and magazines, figure out class schedules and untie knots! She avoids Wal-Mart at all costs and thinks an hour drive to Target is so worth it.  She graduated from Utah State University with a degree in horticulture and is now mom to two adorable and hilarious little boys who keep her laughing. She’s married to a geek who doesn’t understand crafting, but supports it none the less. Nikkala grew up in southern Idaho, but now lives in northern Utah.

 

baking, crafting & sewing along at home? don’t forget to play show & tell… upload your photos to our flickr group HERE. follow along with all of our featured bakers, crafters & sewers on twitter HERE, & tweet about the holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along” using the hashtag #handmadeholiday.

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