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12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids–Day 8

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Christmas Craft Day 8! That means only 5 days until Christmas! 

This year we are counting down to Christmas by creating a new Christmas craft each day! Now don’t panic and get overwhelmed on me! I tried to keep it simple!   

All of these Christmas crafts are geared toward younger kids. My 6 year old and 3 year old LOVED these! 

In order for a craft to make this list it had to meet several criteria: 

  1. FUN
  2. Easy!
  3. Not too messy or time consuming 
  4. Require only normal house hold items (also it cannot be expensive)
  5. Is not food (Christmas food is great! I just didn’t want to cook desserts/junk food 12 days in a row) 

I did not list any age requirements or which steps parent should help with. I left that for each parent to decided based on their own children and their ages. 

Day 8: Make a Nativity Scene from Popsicle Sticks

This nativity scene is simple and easy to create. 

nativity scene from popscicle sticks

Supplies: 

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Markers
  • Hot Glue
  • Gold or yellow pipe cleaner
  • brown yarn 
  • pen
  • White paintnativity craft

Directions:

  • Break three Popsicle sticks in half.
  • Using the pen, draw eyes on your people: Mary and Joseph get one eye (since it’s a profile view), Jesus and the angel get two eyes. 
  • Wrap Jesus in the brown yarn (swaddling clothes). 
  • Use markers to color in the clothes for Joseph and Mary
  • Paint the angel’s clothes white
  • Using hot glue assemble the stable
  • Glue the yellow pipe cleaner to the angle and form a circle for the halo. 
  • Glue the people to the stablenativity scene craft
nativity scene from popscicle sticks

Make it meaningful: Discuss all the characters and role they played. Read Luke 2. Read the birth of Jesus from a children’s bible.

Be sure to check out the other 12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids:
12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids– Day 1: Make Window Decorations
12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids– Day 2: Make a Homemade ornament
12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids– Day 3: Make a Drum for Little Drummer Boy
12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids– Day 4: Make Christmas Footprint Art
12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids– Day 5: Make Homemade Christmas Cards
12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids– Day 6: Make Popsicle stick Snowflakes
12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids– Day 7: Turn your Door into a Snowman
12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids– Day 9: Hanging Paper Ornaments
12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids– Day 10: Make a Sock Snowman
12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids– Day 11: Paper Plate Crafts
12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids– Day 12: Make an Elf Hat

Merry Christmas! 
Anna

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