How to Make a Nativity Scene for Christmas

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All week long I have been showing you how to make the characters for a Nativity Scene.  Well, today you are going to set up your Nativity Scene complete with basket.  You have been working hard and today you are going to get to see the results of all your hard work.  If you need to still complete the Nativity character crafts…. not a problem.  I have all the crafts for the Nativity characters below.  So, let’s complete the Nativity Scene for Christmas, shall we….

Check out our other Christmas Crafts.



How to Make a Nativity Scene for Christmas



 

How to Set up the Nativity Basket

Materials Needed

Basket – large enough to hold the nativity scene

Gold or Yellow Thread

4 Twist Ties

Glue

 

Step 1



Take 4 twist ties and wrap gold or yellow thread around them.



Take 4 twist ties and wrap gold or yellow thread around them.


Step 2



Fold over corners to keep thread on.



Fold over corners to keep thread on.

 

Step 3



Twist one of the twist ties over the other, like a letter V.



Twist one of the twist ties over the other, like a letter V.

 

Step 4



Fold one side down to now look like a cross.



Fold one side down to now look like a cross.

 

Step 5



Twist another one around the first two.



Twist another one around the first two.

 

Step 6



Do one more to look like this.



Do one more to look like this.

 

Step 7



Glue the star on top of basket.



Glue the star on top of basket.  Add gold or yellow thread to the bottom of the basket.

Now that you have the background to the Nativity Scene done it is time to make the characters that will fill this Nativity Scene.

 

Nativity Scene Character Crafts



Nativity Scene Characters



 

How to Weave the 3 Wise Men



How to Weave the 3 Wise Men for a Nativity Scene



 

How to Weave a Baby Jesus and Cradle



How to Weave a Baby Jesus and Cradle for a Nativity Scene



 

How to Weave Mary and Joseph



How to Weave Mary and Joseph for a Nativity Scene



 

How to Make Yarn Clothespin Sheep



How to Make Yarn Clothespin Sheep for a Nativity Scene



 

How to Make Yarn Clothespin Donkeys



How to Make Yarn Clothespin Donkeys for a Nativity Scene



And, there you have it…. you have all the crafts needed to complete your Nativity Scene.  I would love to see how your Nativity Scene turned out.  Please share your Nativity Scene with all of us by leaving a picture in the comments below.  I’d love to see how it turned out.

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1 Comment

  1. caitlin

    11.05.2012

    nice

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