I have spent the last few weeks looking for some fun Christ centered Christmas Crafts to work on with my children. I have always wanted to do a craft with a Nativity Scene as the focal point, but had never come across one that would be simple enough to do with my children’s wide age ranges. With a few modifications from other crafts, this Christmas craft fits our needs.
I decided to take this project a bit further and change it up a bit.
We used something I loved to do as a child, and I haven’t done it since my oldest was about 3 or so, waxed paper and crayon shavings…
- Print the below link and paste to black construction paper and and cut out. .
- Waxed paper
- Scissors, and or and Exacto Knife
- crayon shavings
- Paper Towels
To make the silhouette, I printed the above PDF on white paper, and then glued it using a spray adhesive to black construction paper.
Then I used an exacto knife to cut it out. Leave the bottom attached so it is a bit more sturdy. To cover the white or lighter areas (only at the bottom), I took a black marker and colored them in. All the other white, should be cut away.
My children really enjoyed grating crayons. We used a grater, vegetable peeler and crayon sharpener.
In this picture, I have a piece of waxed paper, larger than the nativity silhouette, then layered the silhouette on top of it. Now, add your shaving/gratings to the non-blacked out areas.
Now cover the nativity scene with another piece of waxed paper, then place a paper towel over it, and iron it. Don’t sweep the iron yet, just press it for 10 seconds, lift and move it over and place down again. After you have pressed over the entire picture, you can now sweep it around.
Let the nativity cool, and then cut it out, about a half an inch from the edge of the black outline.
Are you doing any special crafts with your children this month?