12 Days of Christmas – Day 9 – DIY Nativity Scene



9 toilet rolls
Different coloured felt
White cardboard
A cereal box
A small piece of yellow cardboard
Brown paint
Scissors/craft knife

I drew the faces of Mary, Joseph, a shepherd, a wise man and an angel on the white cardboard, as well as a set of angel wings. I cut out a star from the yellow cardboard.


We cut out the front piece of the cereal box to make a stable, and painted it brown. One toilet roll was painted brown, then cut in half lengthways and glued together to make the manger. I put a bit of raffia in for the hay. I rolled up a little piece of felt for Baby Jesus.


I cut out eight rectangles of felt (measuring 10cm x 13cm). I put glue onto the felt and let the girls wrap each toilet roll in a different colour. (Mary = light blue; Joseph = dark blue; shepherd = dark green; wise man = red; angel = white; donkey = grey; camel = brown; sheep = white)

Then we stuck the faces onto the people.


I drew faces for the animals and we glued them on next.


When all the pieces were done, I told the story of Jesus’ birth as we set up the nativity scene.


Because Joseph was a descendent of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He travelled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now obviously pregnant. And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. – Luke 2:4-7

What do you think about this craft? Leave a link to your post if you decide to try it out; I’d love to see it.

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