Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nativity Ornament

Each year at the Grandkid's Christmas Day Camp I always include activities and crafts centered on the true meaning of Christmas. This ornament was easy enough for my 2 year old camper to make and it was also enjoyed by my oldest granddaughter who is ten. 

While the kids colored the card stock graphic I hot glued the tongue depressors together to create a stable. Lay  the sticks three across and spaced just wide enough for the two edges of the artwork ( found the graphic in the Christmas kid crafts at Hobby Lobby)  to be glued at the edges. The center tongue depressor was about an inch higher than the two outside ones to create the roof line. I hot glued another stick across the first three 3/4 of an inch down from top of the outside sticks to hold it all together. (There is no stick across at bottom) The children could do their own gluing using craft glue but you would have to allow ample time for drying.

The kids colored the artwork with colored pencils and the tongue depressor stable with crayons. Once all of the coloring was done I hot glued the artwork to the stable and hot glued the gold glitter star to the center top. The glittered star came in a 12 pack (from Michaels)  and they already had an ornament string which now served as the ornament string for the entire nativity ornament. Worked for me!

Write their name and the year on the back of the ornament..... especially if you have a bunch of little crafters like I did!

Remember to watch those after Christmas clearance sales for next season's craft supplies. You can find them for pennies on the dollar after Christmas! This is how I craft with my grands. I find great resources at great prices then I create the craft.

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  1. What cute and easy crafts for the grand kids! Not to mention all us seniors working with them. And even though Christmas is over, it's given me some good ideas for activities for grandparents and grandchildren using other Bible stories, such as Jonah and the Whale and Daniel and the Lion's Den. Thanks for the great ideas! :)

  2. Hi! I have featured your beautiful ornament craft in my blog for my post "Christmas tree ornaments made by children". You can see it here! I would love your feedback! Happy holidays!