Week 8: Skype & Craft : DIY: Christmas Nativity

Nativity

This is the 8th week of my sister and I’s skype & craft. I am so glad that we are continuing to do it. It’s especially fun during the holidays, so we have do holiday crafts. This weeks I think is one of my favorites. I love, love, love Christmas. I love the shopping, snow, family time, presents, food, decorations and everything that comes with it. I enjoy it all. My all time favorite part about it is that we get to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. This is a great craft to bring in the true meaning of Christmas in your home for Christmas. Teach your children what Christmas is, and why we celebrate it.

This week’s skype & craft was fun because my mom was at my house, so she got to enjoy the fun also. She helped me with my nativity set. This is a quick project, and all you need is a silhouette. Or in my case know someone that has one to cut them out for you. ( Thanks sister)..


Here are the images for the vinyl cutouts of the nativity. Just right click and save the picture to your computer. Open the image in your silhouette program, trace it, and cut it with your machine. Let me know if you have any problems with it.

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Here is what you need:

4-2×6’s blocks

wise men: 8 inches long

3 kings: 9 1/2 inches long

Shepard’s: 6 1/4 inches long

Manger: 8 1/2 inches long

And oak wood stain

stain cloths

vinyl cut outs

Modge podge & brush

sand paper

Once you have your wood and vinyl cut out you can start the project.

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1- sand over the rough edges of your blocks to make them smooth

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2: stain your wood with one coat of your oak stain and let dry until not greasy anymore

3: Place vinyl cut outs on your blocks, and paint a light coat of modge podge over the top to make sure it stays stuck to the blocks.

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Now enjoy your true meaning of Christmas nativity this season!

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