Inspiring Creativity with a Fun Baby Jesus Craft

Inspiring Creativity with a Fun Baby Jesus Craft

There is no better time than Christmas to inspire creativity and have fun while doing crafts. This year, I looked to the Bible for ideas and was inspired to make a baby Jesus craft. “Hark! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger." Luke 2:12. The most iconic image of the nativity is baby Jesus lying in the manger.

 

This scene had been prophesied in the Old Testament and had long been awaited by God’s chosen people. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.” Isaiah 9:6-7. This is a great theme to center a baby Jesus craft around. The craft I’ll be sharing today is appropriate for children ages 4–10 and is easy enough that you can do it at home, school, sunday school, or for a children’s ministry! Gather the kids around and reflect on the miracle of Christ’s birth while creating baby Jesus in a manger.

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5 Christmas Crafts for Kids that Teach the True Meaning of Christmas

5 Christmas Crafts for Kids that Teach the True Meaning of Christmas

Christmas is a beautiful time of year and a wonderful opportunity to spend time with your family. When I was growing up, my favorite part of preparing for Christmas was the time I spent making decorations with my parents and siblings. We sat together in the warmth of our kitchen, talking and doing crafts. 

Christmas should also be a time when children learn about the birth of our Savior and the light of hope He brought into this world. The internet is full of holiday craft ideas, but many are missing the most important part of the season - Jesus. Today I would like to suggest adaptations for classic Christmas crafts for kids that can also be used to teach your children about the meaning of Christmas:

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