Community United Methodist Church in DeBary Florida offers a midweek arts program for children entitled Creative Kids Cafe. There children explore worship and faith through music, drama and visual arts.
A few weeks ago, the wonderful visual arts team taught the children to make nativity scenes in the style of a classic gingerbread house. They were so cute and clever, I had to share the idea here. I hope this project brings a smile to your face and inspires some crafting time this blessed season. – Lisa <><
1 small white paper plate
1 large Christmas paper plate
1 empty paper butter box
White prepared frosting
2 small pretzels
1 pretzel nugget
1 peppermint candy
1 toothpick sign with “Jesus is the greatest gift”
- Cut the butter box to the length of half a graham cracker.
- Tape the butter box half to the white paper plate.
- Put the white paper plate on the larger Christmas plate.
- Use the knife and frosting to attach pieces of graham cracker to the top and outside walls of the butter box.
- Attach the animal crackers to the graham cracker walls in the same manner.
- Attach the peppermint candy star to the graham cracker roof in the same manner.
- Place a small mound of frosting inside the bottom of the box. Carefully place the two small pretzels in the frosting at an angle forming a v shape. Hold and let dry. The pretzels form the manger for the baby, represented by the pretzel nugget.
- Place the shredded wheat around the structure to represent the hay.
- Add the presents and sign.
There’s usually lots of snacking, laughing and finger licking during this project so enjoy looking at it rather than eating it.