For Advent, I thought I would share each post where our Mouse and the Miracle Mouse (Holy) has been up to. (He now has an elf friend named Elfie who often is hidden with him.)
|Elfie looking out dollhouse window. |
Holy is on the other side of the dollhouse
We have had a busy and exciting weekend. Our Saturday started with a trip to our town's Holiday Stroll. At the school we went to they did not have Santa Claus, but had the Frozen characters.
Hazel was on top of the world and brought her autograph book for them to sign. (I think it may have made the high school students day to be asked to sign an autograph book.)
|Roman Soldier visiting the Holy family|
After the stroll I was off to finish the set-up of my church's Night in Bethlehem and kick it off. It was a long day but we had lots of fun. The sheep arrived in the morning and were there when I arrived. It was a day full of a live nativity and Biblical Time Crafts in our marketplace.
Hazel was having so much fun visiting the inn that the innkeeper brought her "inside" to try being innkeeper for a bit. We love this day as it is a reminder of how amazing Christmas is and what a gift God gave us in Jesus!
With all this thought of the real reason for the season I thought I would share a couple simple nativity crafts. The first one we did at our Advent Workshop at church last week. Hazel was sick though so I brought home the supplies to make one and the supplies for a second one of which I did not already have.
|Nativity with Felt Clothes|
The final craft someone made for me as an idea for another Advent Workshop craft. She said she has seen it with popsicle sticks and used tongue depressors instead. I think we may try making one of these soon.
It uses three craft sticks to make a triangle stable. Glue a wooden star at the top with rope to hang. Glue the small curvy clothespins as Mary and Joseph. Then cut the legs on one for the baby with some straw or hay. She painted it all gold with spray paint. Isn't it adorable?
For more Nativity crafts check out:
- Merry Christmas with a Few Nativity Crafts
- Focus on the Nativity
- Hope First Week of Advent
- Wooden Nativity Pieces (Advent Week 2: Peace and Advent Calendars--Start of Advent)
- Craft Stick & Felt Nativity (Focus on the Nativity and Busy Weekend)
- Felt Nativity Ornament
- Needle Felted Nativity (Sharing Christmas and Needle Felting)
- Wooden Nativity Craft & Earrings & Bracelet (Oriental Trading Christmas Craft Kit Review
- Colored Wooden Nativity (Operation Christmas)
- Printable Nativity (Focus on the Nativity and Sharing Saturday with Free Printables)
- Multicultural Christmas Books
- Must Read Christmas Books
- Christmas Pinterest Board