I love the way the CD shines in the light giving this easy holiday craft a lovely glow. This Christmas Nativity craft might be a little changeling as a pre-school craft, but older children should have no problem creating and cutting out the basic geometric shapes for the nativity scene. Attach a magnet and use to decorate the refrigerator or attach a string to the back for a shining Christmas ornament.
- Several colors of construction paper including brown for the stable.
- Gold foil paper for the star
- Recycled computer or music CD
- Craft glue
- Start with the stable and cut out a rectangle (approximately 2.5″ by 1.5″) and a triangle for the roof (approximately 4″ by 2″ high) out of the brown construction paper. The stable needs to be large enough to cover the center hole on the CD.
- Glue the two parts of the stable on to the shiny side of the CD.
- Cut 2 triangles out of different colors of construction paper for Mary and Joseph.
- Cut out a small rectangle (approx. 3/4″ by 1/5″) for the manger.
- Cut out 3 small circles for Mary, Joseph and Jesus.
- Glue these pieces in place as shown.
- Cut out a free-form star from the gold foil paper and glue to the top of the stable. I used a leftover gold foil bag from the Dollar Store.
- Tips: If any excess glue gets on the CD, just wipe away with a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol.