Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Baby Jesus in a jar?

As a Co-Mander of Awana I needed to create a craft project for our Christian Christmas party outta almost nothing...

The result, pure Holy Spirit genius!
Check it out. Share it. Build it. and HE will come!!

Supplies needed: plastic baby, glass baby food jar, water, glitter, hot glue gun, pine cone, rafia, labels (not necessary), fun crafty attitude!

Step 1
buy the babies (got mine at Michael's craft, had to had some mailed from Florida since my local shop ran outta babies!) thanks mom and dad!

Paint the white swaddling clothes, with acrylic paint since he's going underwater. He is officially a Baby Jesus now. ok? so respect!

Step 2
heat up the gun, the glue gun that is. I cut a section of rafia and then cut apart a pine cone and used the "scales" (who knew? not me, I had to google that one!) to build a manager for Baby Jesus. Take the lid off the baby food jar, squirt the glue generously on the inside of the lid. Push the rafia into the puddle of BURNING hot glue, scream, then place the "scales" on another puddle of glue, scream some more! MAN that is some hot glue! Then gently glue the Son of God on top of the "manager".

Step 3
Fill up the baby food jar with water and sprinkle some glitter in it. I stirred it up to make the glitter wet and help it sink. If not, it will stick to the objects.

Step 4
Put the lid back on and seal it VERY well. Flip it over. Whoa magical effect huh!?  Kids are totally amazed at this point.

Step 5
I used Avery labels 22831 which are gold embossed 2" circle labels that you can run through the printer. The verse used is Isaiah 9:6

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