Several years back I made ornaments like these with preschoolers while we were serving in Texas. I have kept the pattern for years, because it was just so simple and easy for preschoolers to make. I got the general idea from the Lifeway Preschool curriculum, but I think I made a few adjustments to make it even simpler. Here's how to make the very simple Baby Jesus keepsake ornament:
|Cut out patterns for Baby Jesus' body. Circles and oblong shapes. Children glue the head to the body with a glue stick.|
|Cut raffia into 2-3 inch pieces. Children uses liquid glue to place the "hay" for the manger on the circle. Don't cover up the verse!|
|Cut select fabrics. Use ones like above that look like Bible time cloth. Wrap Baby Jesus in the swaddling clothes and secure with liquid glue. Trim as needed.|
|Draw "sleeping eyes" and a mouth for baby Jesus. Add the twine or ribbon to hang.|
Happy Birthday, Jesus!