Nativity Scene Crafts Link Roundup

We just made our handmade nativity set for this Advent Season. This year we visited a new site called Catholic Icing which I shared earlier this week for the tutorial she shared using toilet paper or paper towel rolls.

Here are a few more nativity sets you might be interested in making with your children this Advent Season 2010.

Do you have a Nativity Craft that you do with your family? Please do share with me below.


St. Nicks Day Paper Shoe Craft

Photo credit: jusben from morguefile.com

If filling your child’s shoe with goodies is making you wince this December 6, why not try this paper shoe craft. It is a free downloadable template from IncultureParent.com, that you can make and fill for your child that is both fun and clean.

Fun Filled Ideas for St. Nicks Day:

  • candy
  • eraser
  • hair ties
  • shoe laces
  • rings
  • bracelets
  • silly bands
  • crayons
  • jacks
  • gnomes
  • dolls
  • animals
  • marbles
  • special stones
  • fairy dust
  • love coupons
  • stickers
  • hot chocolate packets
  • hot apple cider packets

Do you have a special treat that you include each year?


Printable Nativity Scene

This is a quick easy activity to make with your child this Holiday Season. All you need is a printer, ink, pens, crayons, colored pencils or marker pens, scissors, glue and some extra Toilet Paper or Paper Towel tubes.
The whole Nativity

You can find this free printable at CatholicIcing Blog.  While you are there downloading this freebie be sure to check out all her holiday goodies which include ideas for celebrating St. Nicholas Day which is coming up on December 6 and a really simple way of making your own Advent Wreath.


Poinsettia Paper Plate Craft

A poinsettia is a favorite Christmas time plant. Why not share with your child this cute poem about the Poinsettia plant while making this cute paper plate craft?

Supplies:

  • paper plate
  • paint (red and green)
  • paint brush
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • pom poms (yellow)
  • gold glue glitter

There are two ways in which you can make this craft. The first is to use your child’s hand print as the leaves. Alternatively you can use a leaf to trace the leaves on to red construction paper.

You can find complete instructions for this craft at DLTK.com.


Upcycle those Paper Bags for Christmas

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Do you have brown paper sacks lying around the house? Why not reuse them this Christmas as one of a kind Christmas Gift Sacks?

Supplies:

  • paper bag (suggested .75 kraft paper bags with handles)
  • templates (you can find Christmas themed ones at DLTK.com)
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Once you have your supplies ready just decorate. To secure the closure you can staple it closed, punch holes in the top and the weave in yarn or ribbon or simple tape the top closed.


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