Christmas seems to be just around the corner! My kids are so excited to make Christmas related crafts. I came up with these easy to make Holy Family figures for my daughter to create and display in her room.
The creation of this Holy Family incorporates a few natural items found outside. We used a dried milkweed pod for Jesus’ bed and acorn tops for their halos. Here in Michigan the milkweed pods are still hanging on the stalks and are all dried out, just waiting to be picked and used in a craft.
- Red and blue and light blue felt
- 4×4 piece of cream fabric or muslin
- Brown ribbon
- Milkweed pod
- 3 acorn tops
- 3 sizes of peg people/game pieces (I found mine at Michaels in the wood section)
- Acrylic paint for faces and hair
- Gold paint for halo
- Craft glue
- Paint the faces and hair on each peg person, let dry.
- Paint the acorn tops gold, let dry.
- To create baby Jesus’ clothes, lay him on the piece of fabric. Trim the fabric to be slightly taller than the height of the peg body. Fold over all raw edges. Put a small line of glue on the peg body and roll the fabric around Jesus to create his clothes (all raw edges are tucked under). Glue the remaining edge down. Let dry.
- Glue the gold acorn top to Jesus’ head, let dry.
- Cut Mary’s veil out of lighter blue felt. Glue the veil onto her head, let dry. Glue gold acorn top over veil, let dry.
- Use glue to hold the felt clothes in place, let dry. Tie a ribbon around the middle of his body to make a belt. Glue gold acorn top onto his head, let dry.
- To create a stable my daughter used construction paper, toilet paper tubes and tape (lots and lots of tape!). Have your child use their creativity to create their own stable for the Holy Family.