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Nativity

So, I had the thought while I was making the peg people for Christmas to do a nativity – but I didn’t think I had enough pieces for it. After some extra encouragement from friends though, I began digging through my box and found a number of pieces I could use – they are pig than my original peg people – which is kinda nice for the nativity. I had a ton of fun and spent every spare moment I had painting on it for the last few days. (When I get excited about something, I have a hard time leaving it alone).

So, here are the pictures of my nativity – technically it’s Paul’s Christmas present – even though he’s seen it throughout the process.

Full Nativity

Full Nativity

 

Joseph, Mary, Jesus, Angel, Cow, & Donkey

Mary, Joseph, Jesus, & Angel

 

Shepherds & sheep

 

Shepherds

Three Wisemen & their camels

3 Wisemen

Full Nativity

 

Full Nativity

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Look at me, getting crafty!

It can happen, you know!

I really do like to make things – call me a closet crafter, lol.

Often I just don’t have much time between kids and writing and life,

but this year things are a little tight and we had some unexpected expenses in the last week

the kind that make you think….

“Hmmmm… I have a bunch of crafty stuff laying around, I wonder if I could make Christmas?”

So, I got started, and I’m having a blast.

One of the ideas I saw & loved was to make peg dolls – pinterest is covered with them. But, the tricky part for me was that I didn’t have any peg dolls on hand & going out and buying them would defeat the whole “let’s save money” mindset.

So, I dug out my box of wood crafts. I don’t even know where I got most of them – I think someone handed them to me at one point and I said “cool! thinking they’d come in handy someday for kid crafts or who knows what.”

In my box I found a bunch of wood balls and beads in varying sizes & a bunch of wood candle cups in varying sizes. After playing around with things for a while. I flipped the candle cups upside down and set beads or balls on top (depending on the size.

Voila!! 

I had peg people!!

I was immensely excited and began hot gluing away – the plan being to make 5 sets of 5 (1 for each kid). The only downside to this whole process was the few layers of skin I took of my finger with hot glue – OUCH!!!

Anyway, not only do I have nifty peg people, but mine are even cooler because you can stick your fingers in them and use them like little wooden finger puppets too! Gotta love those upside down candle cups.

I spent the morning painting the first group – I’m not the most amazing artist, but I really had a lot of fun 😀

So, here is my first set – this is a Super Hero set which will go to Jamesy (don’t tell!!!)

Super Hero Peg People

 

Here are the other 4 sets to look forward to:

Star Wars (Jacob)

Sesame Street (Robert – these will all be done bigger – Incredible Hulk size)

Harry Potter (Em)

Wizard of Oz (Dot)

Wish me luck! We’ll see how they go 😀

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