When I shared the magnetic nativity set I made with Jennifer & Jason, they came up with the fun idea of popsicle stick puppets as another way for kids to interact with the nativity set. To make them easier to cut out and attach to the popsicle sticks, we made a few changes to the printable, and then I created a set of puppets for our family.
I love how these turned out, and my girls were pretty excited to figure out what I was doing so that they could put on their own little puppet shows!
- printable nativity puppet set (preferably on cardstock)
- glue or double-sided tape
- popsicle sticks
- contact paper (optional)
If you haven’t already, start by printing a nativity set onto cardstock, and then cut out all of the pieces.
To make the puppets more durable, seal each cutout between two pieces of contact paper before attaching to the popsicle stick.
Glue each piece to the end of a popsicle stick (most of the pieces match up almost perfectly at the top, with the exception of baby Jesus in the manger and the star).
Be sure to give the glue time to dry before playing with them.
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|Mandi Ehman is the blogger behind Life Your Way. She and her husband have four beautiful girls plus one baby boy, and together they live, work and homeschool on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia. Mandi loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.|