This kid made nativity ornament is inspired by one of our favorite Christmas books, Room for a Little One. I love the way it glows while on the tree!
We are joining up with Mama Miss and a bunch of other bloggers to bring you 10 Days of Kid-Made Christmas Ornaments that are inspired by books. Make sure you check out today’s ornaments below and then click over to see all 10 days!
Our ornament is based on the book titled Room for a Little One. The illustrations are just gorgeous and the text is so beautiful as well. It pulls young readers in and mesmerizes them while sending such a beautiful message.
I wanted to capture the message and the beauty of the book with our ornament and I think we succeeded. The ornament puts the focus on the birth of Jesus and I love that it captures the glow of the stable as shown in the book.
3 craft sticks
White tissue paper
Paint – we used brown for the manger, blue for the baby blanket and combined white and orange to make peach for the baby head
A strand of ribbon or yarn
Low heat glue gun or regular school glue
1. Cut the craft sticks in half
1. Help your child glue the craft sticks together so that they look like the stable pictured above. If you want it to last, a low heat glue gun is your best best, but school glue should work pretty well and may be easier to use with young kids.
2. Then glue the star button to the top of the stable.
3. Cut a piece of white tissue paper to fit the back of the stable.
4. Put dabs of paint on a paper plate or tray and use your child’s finger to paint the tissue paper. I used a brush to paint a bit of brown paint on Evan’s pointer finger and then I guided is finger down to the paper. One finger press for each leg of the manger and a swipe across for the bed. Next, I wiped his finger off and added the blue paint to his thumb. Then I pressed the thumb down on top of the manger. Wipe the thumb off and then add the peach to his pointer finger and press down right next to the blue paint for the baby head.
5. Once the tissue paper painting is dry and the glue on the stable is dry, tape the tissue paper to the back of the stable with clear scotch tape.
6. Tape or glue a piece of ribbon to the top of the stable to use as a hanger.
We love the end result! It looks great on our tree and is a beautiful reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.
We have joined up with a bunch of kid bloggers to bring you the 10 Days of Kid-Made Christmas Ornaments series. There are so many to choose from and they are all geared toward kids!
Here are today’s participants!
See all of the ornaments in the series by heading over to Mama Miss!