We have a breakable Nativity set that lives up high on a shelf, but these are indestructible and fun to play with. So we cleared out the bottom shelf of the kids' bookshelf for them, so the star can live up one shelf and shine over Baby Jesus.
Of course Baby Jesus is Sweet Pea's favorite.
And that's Firecracker behind her stacking them to compare how many pieces we have of each size.
Because I made these long before I was blogging, I don't have a printable pattern for them, but I did scan the blocks themselves in using our scanner, so even though they're not very printable, you could trace them off yoru computer screen.
I forgot to include the lengths of the blocks initially. Most of them are 8 1/2 inches tall. Mary is 7 in. Baby Jesus is 5 in. The sheep are 4 in. The donkey is on a longer one because that's what I had and didn't want to go cut the wood again, but he could be on one a little shorter.
Here is the link to a PDF in Google Documents that you can download to get the Nativity Blocks pattern here. I just put the blocks on my scanner and scanned them in, so it's in full color.
I also recently saw an idea of felt nativity finger puppets at the Craft Patch. Anybody else have some Nativity related craft ideas? I'm always looking for more.
You can see a round up of my Christmas posts from last year here.
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