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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Clay Pot Nativity

This week for Scouts, we had the boys work on their 'Artist' badge by making a little Christmas nativity. My partner had been given a gift of a nativity made from simple clay pots and wooden beads so we used that for an inspiration. We went from this...



...to this!



First we painted the heads and pots,



and then painted (and re-painted) on the little faces and hot-glued the heads on the Mary and Joseph bodies. I used the wrong end of my paintbrush to dot the eyes on. I had to re-do it a few times until I was satisfied. This picture shows one of the very UN-satisfying versions.



I hot-glued scraps of burlap to their heads,






and now possess my very-first Nativity!



Isn't the little Jesus-bead so cute?!? He's plopped in his manger atop some of that crinkly paper from the dollar store.


So cheap and easy! (I think I say that at the end of every post!) :)




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35 comments:

  1. I'm going to save this idea for next Christmas. They are adorable!!

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  2. Oh My Goodness!!! This is so very adorable! Thank you for sharing - Merry Christmas!

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  3. OMGosh, this is seriously SO CUTE!!! luv it :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing! We're going to make this at our "Happy Birthday Jesus" Party this week. So cute!

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  5. That is adorable! I'm going to share this with our MOPS coordinator as a possible craft for next year.

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  6. and you have done it again! :) You always come up with the cutest ideas ever! I LOVE this simple and cute Nativity set!

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  7. Ah, they are so precious! :) This would be a great kiddo craft and to give to Sunday school teachers. :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. I am a Nativity lover (I have MANY) and I have never seen one like this! I LOVE IT!

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  9. How adorable is your little potted nativity!! So creative and original

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  10. So simple, so cute, and just wonderful!

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  11. These are adorable! They look so sweet!


    I would LOVE for you to join us at Kids Get Crafty -with or for kids - (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) - current link up http://www.redtedart.com/2010/12/15/kids-get-crafty-christmas-baubles/

    Hope to see you there!

    Maggy

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  12. Oh wow! That's the cutest thing ever!!

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  13. I love this idea, it's so festive! I going to have to try this one. Have a Merry Christmas! Mary

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  14. Ummm. . . LOVE this! I am going to do this craft without a doubt. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  16. Visiting from House of Hepworths - I love this! I made a flowerpot nativity a few years ago. I used fabric for the robes but I love how you used burlap. Very cute!

    Hannah

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  17. My mom made me one of these a few years ago and I love how easy they are to make. Yours turned out super cute!

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  18. Precious! I have never seen these but they are adorable! I love these!

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  19. Hoy encontré tu blog y esto ha sido ya un regalo navideño! Este pesebre es hermoso, gracias por compartirlo!
    Feliz Navidad!

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  20. That is way too cute...You are very crafty :)

    happy holidays!

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  21. These are SO cute. I'm featuring this post on my blog today if you'd like to check it out.

    sassysanctuary.blogspot.com

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  22. That is STINKIN' adorable! OMG!
    Thank you for linking up to Making It With Allie this week! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

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  23. Hi
    Just wanted to let you know that I “ Featured” you on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Blog Hop today for your great project & inspiration! Be sure to grab the “I was featured” on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Button/Code for your sidebar! You deserve it! Thanks so much..If you’re not a follower already we’d love for you to join us...
    Barb

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  24. This is precious! I'll have to remember this idea for next year, because I couldn't find an affordable Nativity I liked this year.

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  25. I'm bookmarking this for next year. What an adorable idea!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  26. Where did you get the little pots and wooden balls? - sonador8910@yahoo.com

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  27. Just letting you know that I linked to this post on my page called Nativity Activities for Kids: http://www.zujava.com/nativity-activities-for-kids

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  28. This will be great for us to help our little ones make at Coventry Vineyard. :-) thanks for sharing your simple yet brilliant idea. Chris

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  29. My daughter and I made these after following your instructions, it was so much fun. She painted and I put together the burlap headpieces. We even made an angel. made 5 sets for all the family! Thank you for such a great idea

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  30. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your project! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/clay-pot-nativity-2/

    If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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