Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas in the Manger

Today we read Christmas in the Manger by Nola Buck and made a stable scene ornament.

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I am the baby
asleep in the hay,
and I am the reason
for Christmas Day.
~from Christmas in the Manger

I love the rhyming text of this board book, which we gave to T for Christmas when he was little.  The book tells the story of the first Christmas from each participant's point of view.

T made a nativity stable scene ornament.

  • white card stock
  • scissors
  • markers or crayons
  • file folder label - Isaiah 9:6
  • hole punch
  • four craft sticks
  • glue
  • hemp cord (for hanging)
  • silver star sequin


Print the nativity scene at 80%.  I printed the version "with words."

Cut out the picture and color it.  Add a label with the Bible reference to the bottom, under the picture.

Punch a hole in the top center (for hanging).  Glue the side craft sticks in place.  Then, glue two craft sticks to form the roof.

Add a loop of hemp cord.  Glue a star sequin to the peak of the roof, catching the cord underneath.

Let it dry thoroughly, and then hang the ornament on your Christmas tree!  :)

Linked to:
   Christmas Ornament Party
   Christmas Craft Party
   12 Days of Christmas Party
   Read Explore Learn
   T.G.I.F. Party
   Shine on Fridays


  1. What a pretty ornament! Thank you for sharing this post on Read.Explore.Learn. I will be sharing it on the the Read.Explore.Learn. Facebook page today.

  2. awwh--that's so sweet; creative and pretty for the tree~and what a wonderful way to celebrate Christ's birthday!


  3. I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  4. Thank you for sharing at the Ornament Party on my blog! These are so great! I love all the books that you do crafts for also. Linda