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Making a nativity crib

Tools and items you might need: Scissors, utility knife or paper cutting blade, an approx. half inch thick paint brush
sawdust/wood shavings (from some wood worker) and dried moss (from florist/artificial flowers supplier)

This article describes a simple but effective method of making a nativity crib using easily acquired materials. It has been written with absolute beginners in mind and so should not offer any particular difficulties to anybody. Cribs can differ enormously in what they look like so it is necessary at this point to clearly describe what we want to achieve. This method will produce a grotto and some adjoining landscape which we will make our best to look like rock and as naturally looking as possible. Although the more adventurous persons would want to add other items, a well, a windmill etc. these have been purposely left out so as not to discourage the beginner

1. How ro make a nativity cribGo here

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2. How to Make a Christmas Crib

Making a Christmas Crib

Making a Crib is easy even if you have never tried doing one before. The materials required are few and you can get most of them for free. I am going to describe 2 methods of building a Christmas Crib. Much of the work and materials involved apply for both methods. Please, find method 2 at the very end of the Page..  more here

3. How to make a Nativity scene

Some things, for example statuettes and the houses have been bought or given, other things for example the mountain, wharf and the bridge, I made them myself. In the others my videos you can see how to make mountains, houses and other things. Go to watch video here

4.  How to make a Nativity Scene from Salt Dough

Step 1

My first introduction to salt dough/play dough came into being when my son (he is now 30 years old) came home from school one day and gave me a piece of paper with a recipe for salt dough. He very solemnly announced that the teacher said I should make the dough because it was easy and cheap and he needed it done as soon as possible. That was 24 years ago! Go here for full instructions

5. How to Create and Display a Nativity Scene

The nativity scene is emblematic of the Christian Christmas tradition. You can easily incorporate this portrayal of the first Christmas into your yearly celebration. More details for what you need  for a nativity scene here


6. Make a wooden plank Nativty Stable

Nativity stable

The materials for our Nativity stable are all available at Home Depot, so you should have little trouble gathering everything.  We have the standard WalMart-variety nativity, so our stable was sized for it.   Your stable may vary in size from ours, but the materials list is the same; only the quantities and sizes may vary.


First, some basic measurements: the footprint of our stable is 42" x 72" and the basic "room" is framed with 48"-tall 4x4s in each corner, set atop a 2×4 base frame for stability and to prevent the posts from sinking into the ground. Ok…now here’s what we use. For more details read more

7. A nativity scene is also known as a creche, and depicts the tale of the birth of baby Jesus as told in the New Testament bible gospels of Matthew and Luke. The story goes that theVirgin Mary and Joseph were looking for a place to sleep for the night in Bethlehem, but could not find shelter as the inns were all full. They sought refuge in a stable, which is where Jesus is said to have been born. 1

Do you want to set up a manger scene this Christmas? This page will show you the proper way to arrange and display a replica of Jesus Christ’s nativity in your home, church, office, or any other location. Just read the steps below to learn how to make a nativity scene of your own. Read full instructions here

8.  Homemade Christmas Nativity Scenes

Families often place Christmas nativity scenes around the house during the holiday season as a reminder of the season’s true meaning. Basic Christmas nativity scenes often include a stable, manger, and figurines of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus

Forgo commercially produced nativity scenes for something homemade.
Read more: Homemade Christmas Nativity Scenes |


9. Homemade Cardboard Box Nativity Scene With Wooden People

The simplicity of this craft makes it a first-rate choice for a creative project involving children. A simple creche crafted from these recycled materials will be treasured for years to come.

Making your own homemade Christmas decorations is a rewarding and creative outlet. Common materials such as cardboard boxes and wooden clothespins make excellent raw materials for charming, handmade nativity scenes
Read more: Homemade Cardboard Box Nativity Scene With Wooden People |

10. How to Make a Christmas Nativity Scene Barn Stable

You can make your own stable or shed to complete your nativity scene. This is easy and basic, and can be revised to be fancy if you want.

Add nativity people to see the proportion

Nativity scenes are great for Christmas display, and there are many of us who have the scene figurines and no barn or stable. The lean-to stable barn or shed is the part that is most commonly missing.
Read more: How to Make a Christmas Nativity Scene Barn Stable |

This ones for the BABY CRIB

You’ve discovered you’re about to become a parent and you want
to get ready. On your list is a crib. Would you like to make one? It’s easier than you think. Read this eHow to learn more.
Read more: How to Build a Crib |

How to Build a baby Crib in Under Five Minutes! – Go here

How To Make A Crib

How To Make A Crib Tent. A crib tent is decorative and can help a curious toddler stay in bed until you lift him out. The crib tents available in the stores

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