This DIY clothespin nativity scene with a Popsicle stick stable makes a great Christmas craft for kids.
Making a Nativity scene with your child is a great way for them to further understand the Christmas season. Take a look at how we crafted a Nativity scene both easily and inexpensively that is perfect to add to your holiday decor. This Clothespin Nativity Scene with a Popsicle Stick Stable is great for small hands and to do as a family. Here is how you can get started crafting your own!
Clothespin Nativity Scene with a Popsicle Stick Stable
- 3 wood clothespins
- 3 wooden doll heads
- Assorted crafting felt
- 1 star button or yellow button
- 2 wood popsicle sticks
- Hot glue, glue gun
You can find everything you see here at your local craft store, and sometimes even at dollar stores. They are all fairly inexpensive supplies and a package of each will give you enough to make several Nativity scenes.
1. Begin by attaching the heads to the wooden clothespins. Do this by applying a generous dab of glue and pressing the head to the top of the clothespin. Hold in place until secure.
2. Cut a thick strip of fabric from each felt. You can use three colors if you wish to distinguish the different characters. Wrap the strip around the head like a bonnet. Secure to the body (the clothespin) with glue.
3. Using your pencil, draw a face on the doll head. A simple dot for eyes and line for a mouth is sweet and perfect.
4. Create the stable when you glue two popsicle sticks together into a wide V or an arch. Attach a star (we found this star button at Dollar Tree) with craft glue.
Your Clothespin Nativity Scene is now ready to be displayed. Add magnets and use it on your fridge, or prop it up on a shelf. Children will enjoy being hands-on with this activity and using the small dolls to tell the story of the first Christmas.
Teach your children about the Christmas season with this Clothespin Nativity Scene with a Popsicle Stick Stable. It is such a sweet and simple craft you are sure to enjoy as a family.