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Footprint and Handprint Nativity scene

by Jeanine
(South Dakota)

Footprint and Handprint Nativity scene

Footprint and Handprint Nativity scene

Here's an easy craft, a footprint and handprint Nativity scene. This is a great Sunday school craft for kids!

  • Blue poster board cut to 10x12

  • Delta Ceramcoat acrylic paint - flesh, white and 2 colors, one for Mary, one for Joseph

  • yellow construction paper for the star

  • various colored markers

  • Foam paint brushes

  • Plastic dishpan, paper towels to dry feet

Choose a Mary color for one foot and a Joseph color for the other foot (for clothes. Do only one foot at a time. Using a foam paint brush, paint the child's heel the flesh color for the face. Paint the rest of the foot (not the toes) with the clothing color. Wash & dry foot. Repeat for the other color clothing. Let dry.

In the meantime cut out the yellow star. Then make a fist and paint a flesh face for Baby Jesus on the side of the hand just above the wrist line and finish out the fist and curled little finger with white paint. Press between Mary and Joseph. Let dry.

Glue on the star. Use markers to draw faces and hair and outline the clothing shapes.

Our Preschool uses these for Christmas gifts for their parents.

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Dec 19, 2015
by: Crafts For All Seasons

This is such a nice idea, I just love it! Such a nice gift too. Thank you for sharing!

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