Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Nativity scene-DIY

Hello friends

We are back with a recycled project based on Christmas. So we came up with a tutorial on making a Nativity scene as Christmas is approaching, what could be more appropriate.

Christmas-Nativity scene

Nativity Scene

Materials used-
Christmas bell -2 (2.5 inch long)
Fevicryl Shilpkar clay-1 
Fevicryl acrylic paints
Aluminium foil
Ice-cream sticks
Glue gun
Old Cardboard


Mix the two parts of the Shilpkar clay to form a even colored clay.
 Take 2 big parts from the clay mixture for making shawl, 2 small parts for head, 2 small parts for hands and keep the remaining aside.
With the big part, make flat circle with old cardboard roll just like you make chapathis. This will form the shawl.
Take some aluminum foil and crush it to form round shape for the head, cover the foil ball with Shilpkar clay. Repeat the same process to get 2 big heads and 1 small head for baby Jesus.

Make hands for Joseph and Mary, stick with help of fevicol or glue gun for sturdiness. Cut an old pen refill into 3 inch length, this will form the stick for Joseph. Place the stick in his right hand.
With remaining clay, roll them into long thin rolls to form hair.
Now assemble the head, hair, hands and shawl and stick with fevicol.
Moving to baby Jesus, make shawl just like you did above. Take the remaining clay and make cylindrical shape for the body, stick the head to body and then cover with shawl. 
With some cardboard and ice-cream sticks, make  a shed.
Take some jute cord, wrap it around the ice-cream stick box (as shown in the pic) to form the barn where the baby is placed.
Let them dry.

Baby Jesus, ain't it cute!!!

Now paint everything white with acrylic paint. Let it dry.
Now paint with colors of your choice.
Add a star on top of shed.

Close up of Nativity scene

Give them a coat of varnish if you desire.
Ta da.... our Nativity scene is done.
Hope you like it. 
Do give it a try and let us know how it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by.
Subhashini & Chandhini


  1. Wow! I saw this on a challenge and I LOVE it! It's so clever & Cute :)

  2. This is such a clever nativity scene. I absolutely love it. Thank you for taking part in the December "Love To Craft Challenge. DT Sam x

  3. You are an all rounder dears!! Love how you shaped the little figures to make such a wonderful nativity scene!! So amazing sweethearts!! Well done!!

  4. This is beautiful, I love how you made this its wonderful...Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week and good luck in the challenge.xx

  5. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Sherry DT - http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  6. This is gorgeous .Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

  7. Lovely creation. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for

  8. Very clever and great project you have created here plus the tutorial. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you. Annette DT forhttp://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  9. This is such an adorable Nativity project Chandhini. It's so lovely and creative xx

  10. OH WOW this is just precious! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our Merry Little Christmas Challenge! Good Luck and I look forward to seeing you again next month!

    Merry Little Christmas DT
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  11. Beautiful project. Very creative. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see your gorgeous artwork back here again when we return in February. Happy Holidays. Judy DT

  12. Terrific "trash to treasure" project ! Thanks for sharing with us at Love To Craft. Happy Holidays!

  13. Very creative and clever - love it.

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Made by Helen{My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  14. Lovely and festive project. Thank you for joining us at MM Warriors.
    Happy New Year, DT MM Warriors Adrijana

    My blog Paper Beauty AK: https://paperbeautyak.blogspot.com/

  15. A great creation.

    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and all the best for 2019!

    Helen x

  16. Thanks for sharing your fabulous project with us in the Mix It Up Challenge Blog's "No Stamping" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, MIUCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2


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