DIY Nativity Scene Inspired By The Star

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. We were provided with miniature toys and a gift card to help recreate our own nativity scene. All words and opinions expressed are 100% our own.

'Tis the season for decorating, Seriously when it comes to favorite holidays, Christmas has got to be one of my favorite ones. It brings back so many memories of laughter and pure happiness with my family. I was very excited to be able to re-create a nativity scene with Valentina, because that is one of the things that I always looked forward to when i was little. Putting up our christmas tree with my parents, while we listened to music and setting up our little nativity scene with our baby jesus and wining for the moment my dad put up the star on the Christmas tree. Hands down one of my most treasured memories.
It technically is still not Christmas and we have to wait until after Turkey day but with Sony Pictures releasing it's movie The Star this Friday November 17th, we thought it would be the perfect time to plan and start setting up our Nativity scene that will be going under the Christmas tree.

Materials that You Will Need:
Glitter (or in our case sprinkles)
Miniature toys that will represent the Wise Men, Maria, Jose, animals, and Baby Jesus.

This is a great craft to do with your little ones, because if your little one is anything like mines then all she wants to do is help mommy when she is painting.
An empty canvas is especially a lot of fun, because you can use your imagination.

The first step is coloring our cardboard, one half green to represent grass and the other half orange and black to represent nighttime and a little bit of the sunrise, if that makes any sense.

Making sure that her star is covered with the yellow sprinkles

After we made sure our background was set with the colors that we wanted, which for me took forever. Seriously that night background seemed like I was coloring with the marker for hours, even Valentina took off during the time that it took me to finish the background.
It was time to add our stars those had to stand out and since we didn't any glitter we used the next best thing, crystalized yellow and pink sprinkles. Valentina want a pink star and I wanted both to be yellow, so on yellow star and one pink and yellow star it would be.
Valentina loved sprinkling the stars with the sprinkles, make sure to move the cardboard to the kitchen unless you have no problem with getting sprinkles all over the floor.

For our nativity scene ground we wanted to use something that would make it look realistic, we bought some flowers and we would use the green leaves and use them as our ground. Perfect excuse to say "He loves me, He loves me not" for me at least. Valentina is way too little to think about somebody loving her, unless it's her family - ha!

Our nativity background was set, well almost. it could have used a little bit more time to dry but Valentina had no patience and insisted on finishing her nativity set, therefor the dripping star.

After setting our nativity background where it would wait until it was put under our Christmas tree, Valentina was ready to add the finishing touches and add her miniature Wise men, baby Jesus, baby animal, and Maria & Jose. I loved being able to explain to her the significance of every little miniature figure. Memories and tradition in the making.

Beautiful afternoon spent with my little munchkin, she is now more excited to watch The Star.

We will be watching an early screening this Wednesday and Valentina might be taking one of her miniature figurines to watch the movie with her.
I'm just hoping our little nativity scene lasts until it's time to put it under our Christmas Tree. Valentina hasn't stopped playing with the little baby animals.

The Star coming out this Friday November 17th.
Make sure to check it out!

Kary xoxo

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