Monday, November 30, 2009

Kathleen's Krazy Krafts: Advent Edition

We always had a manger growing up that we filled with straw all through advent. Every time the child thinks they have done a kind, loving or helpful act they can put a straw in the manger to soften Jesus' bed for Christmas. Making the manger and straw was a very kid friendly craft, but I have to admit that during the process of making this crib one of my kids (who will remain nameless) might have given the other a massive facial bruise with the Rubber cement can.  That, for example, would not constitute a straw worthy action. Baby steps.. Sigh.

You just need an old box, some glue, scissors, construction paper, and a chubby baby Jesus which you can hide until Christmas eve or keep in the manger as an attempt to motivate your children to not wrestle like brawling cowboys on your kitchen floor. You never know what might work.
The Materials:

Good times before the rubber cement smack down.

Baby Jesus waiting and waiting and waiting for some straw.  (Isn't he cute?)

Hope you all have a great Advent.  Looking forward to see some of your ideas for gussy-ing up your home for Christmas!

1 comment:

stongies said...

Kathleen I absolutely love this! I'm always looking for a way to remind our family of the reason for the season. I thought about using the "elf on the shelf" to report back to Santa daily...but I think Jesus himself would provide a better motivation ;)