Super Easy Christmas Stable Craft for Toddlers
Are you already counting down to the end of the year? I’m sure many people are.
Although any time of the year should be about Jesus, it does seem to be that December is the most popular month to discuss His birth. In our little family, it’s become a regular topic.
My 3 year old loves to role play. She’s usually Mary and I have to be the angel delivering the news of her pregnancy. As you can see, any time and any day is perfect to teach your little one about our loving Saviour.
But for now, let’s focus on this super easy Christmas stable craft. It’s perfect for toddlers who like quick and easy crafts.
Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem
The birth of Jesus must be the most humbling birth events ever. Our Saviour left His high position in heaven to be born in a stable, into a poor family. He was rejected, despised, and eventually crucified.
His birth story can be found in Matthew 1:18-2:6 and in Luke 2:1-19.
The angel Gabriel announced the news to Mary that she was to have a baby, the Son of God. Around the time that Jesus was to be born, Caesar ordered a decree that everybody should be taxed. Because Joseph was of the house and lineage of David, he had to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem.
Once they arrived in Bethlehem, there was no more room for them in the inn. So they had to spend the night in a stable amongst the animals. Our Messiah was born that very night, wrapped in swaddles and placed in a manger.
Christmas Stable Craft
Because I like creating crafts that – combined together – recreate a Bible story, I decided to make a nativity stable craft for today’s Bible activity.
We started our nativity story with the angels bringing the wonderful news of the birth of Jesus to the shepherds. If you missed this post, you can check it out here: ‘Easy Paper Angel Craft For Toddlers‘.
So, the next step in our story: the stable in Bethlehem where Jesus would be born.
- White or any other colour of paper
- Watercolour paints
- Masking tape or washi tape
- Paint brushes and some water
- Start with creating a stable shape with the masking tape or washi tape.
- If you like, you can also make a little manger in the centre of the stable.
- Place all the material for the painting on the table
For this Christmas stable craft, I decided to use watercolour paints as they’re easy to use for your toddlers and not too messy. Although this last one might be wishful thinking. 😀
Overall, this nativity craft is super easy for your toddler! All they have to do is chose a paint colour and start painting. They don’t even have to colour within the lines, they can just go as quick or as slow (and messy) as they like.
After the painting is done, let it sit for a while so the paint can dry a little. Then you can start pealing off the masking tape. Make sure to be careful as it may sometimes still lift up some of the paper with it (happened to ours a bit).
And that’s it! Your toddler’s super-duper-easy-peasy Christmas stable craft is completed!
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