Baby Jesus in a manger is the basis for the Nativity, and the picture of the true meaning of Christmas. This simple craft can help your child learn about the birth of Jesus. It can be made by a child with little adult supervision. It works well as a Sunday school class project.
Cut a dark-brown piece of card stock into a circle, approximately 4 inches in diameter, for the base.
Cut another piece of dark-brown card stock into a 5-inch by 5-inch square for the wall of the stable. Fold two opposite sides of the square in 1 inch, so the square will stand up on its own.
Cut a triangle, 3.5-inches on each side, out of the light-brown card stock to make the roof.
Glue the stable to the base, and glue the roof to the stable.
Create a halo out of the silver cord wire, leaving at least 1/2 inch of wire extending from the halo.
Lay the stable down on a table and glue the halo to the back of the roof. Let the halo rest against the roof while the glue dries completely.
Stand the stable up, and glue the mini-cupcake holder in the center of the base for the manger. Glue a few pieces of fake grass to the base as well.
Wrap a small piece of blue ribbon around the center of a cotton ball (the baby Jesus).
Cut a small circle out of light-brown card stock, and draw two small eyes on the circle. Glue the circle to the top of the cotton ball (Jesus' face).
Place the cotton ball into the mini-cupcake holder (manger). Add some fake grass in and around the manger.