Nativity Scene Crafts

This template for a nativity scene could sit on your mantel or be enlarged for a nativity scene outdoor decoration.

Nativity Scene

Nativity Scene Template

To make a nativity scene from wood:

Cut template from 3/4" pine if the nativity will be standing or 1/2" plywood if you are making a nativity that will hang like an ornament for your tree.

For the base of a standing nativity, cut a piece of plywood about 10 1/2" by 4" to be the base. Sand all pieces

Using carbon paper, transfer the lines of the template on to the wood. Paint with your choice of acrylic paint.

Suggestions -

Glue raffia to the manger to give it a 3-dimensional look.

Yarn or doll hair could be used for Mary's hair - just hot glue it on following the outline of the template. Can also be added to the beard.

Use blush or a pale pink for the cheeks.

If hanging, when finished drill a hole in the top of each head. String wire or gold cord through the holes and loop the wire.

Related pages - Nativity Outlines

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