Earlier this week we got a little crafty and made some new ornaments for our tree. I absolutely love making homemade ornaments, especially when they are made with my girls. Have you made any ornaments with your kids yet? If you’re looking for a Jesus centered craft to help teach your kiddos about the true meaning of Christmas, today I’m sharing how to make your very own Baby Jesus Wood Slice Ornament.
These ornaments are pretty simple to make and can be modified for kiddos of all ages. We had almost everything on hand, but what we didn’t have I found at our local craft store. Let’s get started!
Supplies You’ll Need:
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- Wood Slices (With a hole drilled in the top — Similar ones HERE)
- Ribbon or Twine
- Construction Paper
- Kwix Stix (or your favorite paint)
- Marker or Pen
- Natural Basket Filler
- Adhesive Back Jewel Stickers
- *Optional: Circle Punch
How to Make a Baby Jesus Wood Slice Ornament:
Step One: Use Kwix Stix or your favorite paint to paint the wood slice.
We absolutely love Kwix Stix because they are virtually mess free (even Libby can paint with them!) and they dry super fast, but you could also use whatever paint or markers you have on hand.
PS: If you’re still on the hunt for great stocking stuffer ideas, Kwix Stix would be PERFECT!
Step Two: Once your paint has dried, use glue to adhere the natural basket filler to the wood slice.
I found it helpful to use scissors to cut up the natural basket filler into smaller pieces. We used quick dry tacky glue, but you can use whatever glue you have on hand.
Step Three: Attach Baby Jesus to the Ornament
To create your baby Jesus you’ll need two different colors of construction paper. We used blue and a natural kraft paper. Cut out a circle for his head and an oval for his body. Use glue to secure the two pieces and then use a marker to draw on his eyes, nose, and mouth. Once your baby Jesus is assembled you can attach him to the wood slice ornament. We used a hot glue gun to make sure he was extra secure.
Step Four: Add the jewels onto the ornament and hang it up on your tree
To create the stars in the sky we used adhesive backed jewel stickers. You could also have your kiddo draw stars onto the ornament with a marker.
That’s it! Add some twine or your favorite ribbon and the ornament is ready to hang up on your tree. Wouldn’t this ornament be a darling gift idea for a friend or grandparent?
I love having this ornament on our tree because of the visual reminder to fix our eyes on Jesus. Plus, what’s not to love about an ornament hanging on your tree that was made with your kiddos? Merry Christmas, friends! O come let us adore Him!
If you’re looking for music to play while you’re crafting, be sure to check out our Advent Playlist.
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