Do you like my angel?
He's kind of cute, but he has a secret...
Actually, he has four of them.
Yay! A nativity set that the little ones can play with, and that cost me nothing (except a little patience and sanity) to make!
It's actually a very easy project. The patience and sanity payments came into play when I thought that I could do my crafting (for the kids) while they crafted quietly right by me. I know, sleep deprivation can really make you delusional.
The seed for this idea can be found here. And Joel provides wonderful step by step instructions. I didn't follow them. It's how I cook too. But, I think they turned out fairly well anyway. I free handed my images on paper, then traced them with regular markers onto fabric. (I don't expect these to be keepsakes.) If you would like my humble little images, I will gladly provide them, just ask in a comment on this post.
They can put on puppet shows with them depicting the Christmas story of course. They're totally easy to pack and take with you too. I'm kind of excited by this, can you tell? And the funny thing is, that out of my kids, I am betting my 8 year old oldest will be the most excited about them with me. What do you think?