On special occasions such as Christmas, making a nativity scene that is different from the rest is a very important challenge. The Virgin Mary , Saint Joseph, the Child Jesus and the mule and the ox have had different versions throughout history, but there is nothing better than to get down to work
On special occasions such as Christmas, making a nativity scene that is different from the rest is a very important challenge. The Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, the Child Jesus and the mule and the ox have had different versions throughout history, but there is nothing better than to get down to work with original and simple crafts the whole family, for a Christmas different and beautiful.
5 ideas to make an original Christmas nativity scene
1.Paper Bethlehem: For all those who have time for a simple craft, we can carry out a cardboard nativity scene. It is about drawing the figures of the protagonists, where we can also include the Kings of the East. How to do it to make it simple? The shape has to be of tube, that is, we have to cut each character in squares and in the form of a roll, stick it until they are like tubes.
Afterwards, it will be a matter of drawing their features and the colors that make each of their protagonists recognizable, so that they will always be 'standing'. For the portal, it will be very simple, since it will be necessary to cut in three parts a piece of cardboard, to establish the two walls and the ceiling. So that the cardboard tubes that will be San José, the Virgin Mary and the Baby Jesus, do not move like sticking it with glue to a wide cardboard surface in which all fit.
2.A portal with light bulbs: Who said that Virgin Mary or San José could not be made with light bulbs? To make a nativity scene fun and at the same time original, there is nothing like being able to make a different Birth . The process is simple, with light bulbs that are already worn, we can draw with a marker or with tempera the faces and the body of each one of the Christmas protagonists. In addition, so we can hold them with the base of each bulb with a static thread to be able to move them at a given time to each side of the manger.
3.A cut-out nativity scene: As a cardboard nativity scene, we can make one that has Christmas characters made with folios or papers. The process is just as simple, since what we have to do is draw the silhouette and then paint the attributes that make the characters easily recognizable. So that the paper does not fold, we can stick it on sticks of ice cream to be able to handle them until they are established each one in his position until the arrival of his Majesties of the East.
4.Boiled eggs for the nativity scene: It may seem like something unusual, but it is very fun and it is very easy to do. Once we have clear the number of characters 'invited' to our homemade crib, we must cook the eggs that will represent each of them. The reason they are cooked is that they will not suffer a dismemberment if they rub against the surface. Afterwards, it is necessary to paint with a permanent marker the faces of each of them, and if we want to add some recognizable symbols so that it is known to the naked eye who is who in the beautiful Christmas. Then, we can add clothes made with fabric to each egg, or even with paper cutouts of each specific color.
5.Plasticine for Christmas: For those who have less time to create but more desire to enjoy having fun, we propose a nativity scene made with plasticine. The best? That the colors of the mantle of the Virgin, of the manger or even of the mule and the ox will be given by the plasticine itself, and it will only be a question of 'kneading' the plasticine with skill.