Found Object Nativity Scene: Creative Family Advent Day 1

baby jesus nativity

This was a really sweet project.  I told the kids we were going to make a Nativity Scene from found objects.  We bundled up, went out, and started gathering materials.  The picture I had in my head originally is drastically different than our finished product, but I am sooooo happy with the way it came out with all our ideas combined.

paloma nativityGathering materials.

 

Baby JesusThe Baby Jesus is a little rolled up leaf with an acorn head.  Kells designed the green-leaf cradle, and Paloma sewed it together with a pine needle and gave it acorn legs.

 

baby nativity with starRosie added moss, and we broke off the tips of a juniper tree for some little green trees.  And the Japanese maple leaf star is probably my favorite detail…

Rosie Nativity

 

Found Object NativityMary and Joseph, acorn-heads and dried leaves.  Mary’s head covering is tied with a blade of grass.

 

found object nativity 3I had originally thought we would build a barn out of twigs, but this handy hemp tray turned out to be just too inspiring (and easy!!!).

 

kids nativityWe would love to see your original ideas!  If you are participating in the Creative Family Advent, post your photo on Facebook and tag me!

Looking forward to tomorrow’s special advent activity.  If you haven’t seen the list, you can get it here: Creative Family Advent, 25 Days of Ideas for Savoring the Season

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Wishing you a beautiful advent season as you build a creative family culture and savor the sacredness of the everyday.

Mackenzie

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