Have I mentioned that all three of our kids attend CCD classes every Sunday morning, right after Mass? It’s proved to be a relaxing hour for my favorite GI Joe and me to have a coffee and chat about everything and anything. So I really, really appreciate the teachers who volunteer their time while I’m off having a latte, and I wanted to give them something handmade by the kids, and that is meaningful. That’s where these simple Nativity ornaments come in.
They require very few supplies, took only minutes to assemble, and, best of all, represent the true spirit of Christmas. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Clothespins (in the kid crafts section at the craft store)
- Some raffia
- Burlap twine
- Small star ornaments
And here’s what you do:
1. Cut one clothespin per ornament down to “baby-size.” Or ask the hubs to do it so he can say he helped make them. Tie a small raffia bow around the “neck.”
2. Using hot glue, attach the two clothespins together, one a bit taller than the other.
3. Cut a 6-inch piece of twine and string the star onto it.
4. Run a bead of hot glue down the back and secure the twine.
5. Use hot glue to attach the baby (not pictured).
See, I told you it was simple and quick! We made a whole batch of these in about fifteen minutes, enough for all their teachers at CCD. We’ll attach them to another gift, such as homemade cookies or a package of decorated candles. Or whatever other craft we come up with as it’s nearer the time!