This manger craft for kids can be used for Christmas or as a Sunday School activity. Depending on the age of the kids, you may want to do some of the prep work ahead of time.
The first step is to cut out half of the top of the paper plate, leaving the top ring intact (see picture below). This is the step that younger children may need help with. If doing this craft with preschoolers, you can prepare the paper plates ahead of time.
Paint the paper plate with brown paint and allow the paint to dry. This is another step that may need to be done ahead of time depending on the amount of time you have to complete the activity with your class or group.
Cut a star out of yellow paper and glue it to the top of the plate. Create the manger by gluing strips of yellow tissue paper. The strips can be created either by cutting or tearing the tissue paper.
Wrap a short popsicle stick in a fabric scrap to create a baby Jesus and glue it to the manger area. Using a permanent marker, draw a face on the craft stick.
This simple baby Jesus in a manger craft is perfect for making after reading the Christmas story to your kids.
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