Monday, December 6, 2010

DIY ~ Nativity Scene

My mom found this in her attic last week. Isn't it cute? She thinks she made it at least 20 years ago. 
You will need:

  • felt in assorted colors
  • disposable cups
  • card board
  • small piece of wire or coat hanger to attach star
  • small pieces of styrofoam
  • small styrofoam balls or wooden balls 
  • yarn

To make the stable: Cut a piece of cardboard and felt to size. Fold the cardboard into the correct shape and glue on felt pieces. Cut a star shape out of cardboard and felt and glue together for stability then attach with wire.
To make the people: Each person is made using two disposable cups turned upside down. Cover cups with solid colored felt then cut pieces of various colored felt and glue on to make arms and decorative clothing. Attach a small piece of styrofoam to one of the cups to add height to your characters (see picture below). Attach a styrofoam ball for the head. Use small snippets of felt for the face and yarn for the hair.
To make the manger: Cut off the bottom half of a disposable cup. Cover with felt.

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