Before I even begin, I have to apologize for the photos. Not the best. My camera has dead batteries, so I used my phone. To top it off, right before I started, it started raining…hard…so it was dark. No natural lights. Bummer! Again, I’m sorry!
My kids made some of these for me when they were in preschool. I still love to put them on the tree! They are some of my favorites!
Best part about this ornament is that you probably have everything you need to make them at your house! That makes them free! Even if you don’t have everything, or want to go a bit more elaborate, they still aren’t very much.
- A toilet paper tube
- White and another colored tissue paper
- Yellow paper or real hay
- Ribbon or string (for hanging on the tree)
- White thread (to make the “neck”)
- Hole punch
- Brown marker
I have no idea why the paint is in the picture.
Putting It All Together
Swaddle the baby. I folded the paper just like a blanket when I swaddled my babies. Now is a great time to talk about Luke 2:6-7. “While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.”
My sides were too tall so I cut shorter.
I don’t recommend using maker to draw a face on tissue paper. It “bleeds” too much.
Hang on your tree, right up front!
I made these with what I have on hand. Here are some changes you can make if you want.
- Wooden balls for the heads (then you can put faces on)
- Cloth for the blanket
- Real hay
- Gold pipe cleaner for a halo