Handprint Nativity

Creativity / Holidays //

Today, in my week of Christmas crafts, I have another simple, inexpensive and fun idea which you can use with the children in your ministry – and it could also make a great parents gift . . . a Handprint Nativity!

Of course I found it on Pinterest; all you need is cardstock, tagboard, wood – whatever you want for the base, a star stencil, paint, a little straw, glue and ribbon. Cut the hearts big enough to fit the design and be sure to write this poem on the back, or around the bottom edge on the front might be nice, too; “I used my hand to make a manger, a place for Jesus to lay. I’ll use my heart, so full of love, as a place for Jesus to stay.”

Whatever you decide, this is a craft children can do and while they work on it, be sure to ask them why Jesus was born in a manger and talk with them about why Jesus left Heaven.

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About the Author

Lynda Freeman has 40+ years of experience working in Children's Ministry. She has served a children's director for churches of 1600 people - as well as in churches of 100 people. Lynda has been a consultant for Gospel Light, Group  and ZonderKidz/Big Idea, ZonderKidz/Promiseland. Currently she is known for her reviews of curriculum and church resources, she writes kidz Connection curriculum and her other blog, grandma's cookie jar!