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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Popsicle Stick Nativity

My boys were thrilled when I told them it was time to paint a project and they really went to town with their nativities! My 3 year old still has paint on his ear, but he sure had fun :) Here’s our nativities:

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I think the middle one is my favorite…the one my 5 year old made. He insisted that Jesus needed to lie down in his bed and had to have hay to lay on.

To make your nativities, cut 5 popsicles sticks like so:


The three long pieces and the two middle pieces will make the stable. Paint those brown and hot glue them together.

The two longer end pieces are Mary & Joseph. The shorter end piece is baby Jesus. The two skinny pieces are the manger. Paint and glue them accordingly and you have an adorable nativity.

For my 5 year old’s variation, cut three more skinny pieces and paint two of those yellow for the hay. Carefully glue them together and glue it to the nativity.Popsicle Stick Nativity @ What I Live For

Thanks Pinterest & What To Expect!

I’ll be linking up to Works For Me Wednesday, Kids Get Crafty, Mom’s Library, Mommy Solutions, What are Little Boys Made Of, Creative Share Blog Hop, Teach Beside Me and Preschool Corner Friday.


  1. These are adorable!!!! Hopefully I can make time to make some with the kids. You always have great projects to share.

  2. Oh my, that is so cute!!! Love it.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  3. This is adorable!! I love how you did the Holy Family out of the popsicle sticks as well. I would love it if you would share it at my link party--a new one starts Friday 9 p.m. EST at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/search/label/Sharing%20Saturday. Thank you!!

  4. This is darling!! I started a new saturday linky and would love to have you come by to share some of your great ideas! http://www.teachbesideme.com/2012/12/share-it-saturday.html

  5. Is there a trick to cutting the popsicle sticks? It seems like they would have jagged edges if I cut them...

    1. Regina,
      I used hand-held plant clipper/pruner. It cut the popsicle sticks cleanly and didn't leave jagged edges. Scissors will work, but they do tend to be a bit more jagged.
      Good luck!