Christmas is a wonderful season for so many reasons, but none more amazing than the birth of Christ. That’s where our focus needs to be, even during craft time. Here’s a roundup of 7 Christ-centered Christmas crafts that you can do with your kids.
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Not only are these Christmas crafts centered on Christ, but they’re also affordable! Most of the supplies for these crafts can be found at Dollar Tree or on Amazon, so be sure to click on the supplies to find them online!
How cute is this?! Gingerbread houses are a tradition in many families, but what a wonderful way to keep it Christ-centered by creating a nativity scene!
Some materials you might need are graham crackers (or gingerbread), animal cookies, marshmallows, frosting, licorice, pretzel sticks, peanuts, white cardboard bases, candy, and Ziploc bags for piping frosting. You can see one family’s gingerbread nativity adventure and get full instructions here.
These ornaments are beautiful, especially with the added Scripture. Not only that, but they’re easy to make and they point straight towards Christ!
All you need are standard clothespins, miniature clothespins, glue, ribbon or twine for hanging, and paper for the Scripture! Glitter is optional, depending on how brave you are! 😉 Learn how to make them here.
This nativity is beautiful and would be a treasure for years to come! Even young children could do this craft, and you could have older children create patterns with the colors.
Salt Dough Ornament – Nativity Scene
If you’re looking to make a salt dough ornament, this one is perfect for staying Christ-centered! I was unable to find the instructions on how to make this one, but I’ll share with you how to make a salt dough ornament.
To create a salt dough ornament, mix together 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of salt, and 1/2 cup of water until dough forms. Knead the dough, roll it out, and cut it into round shapes. While it’s still wet, press your child’s handprint into the ornament. Make the ornament hole, then bake at 250 degrees for 2 to 3 hours (until dry). After it dries, paint as desired. For this nativity scene, I would use paint pens so that I could get all the details.
This craft is perfect for kids of any age! It’s easy to do and can even be done independently by older kids, plus you probably have most of the supplies on hand already.
All you need is brown and yellow paint, white paper, a blue crayon, and a black marker. Find out how to put this all together here!
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Do your kids make Christ-centered Christmas crafts? What are some of your favorite Christmas crafts? Tell me in the comments!
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