I have collected Nativity sets ever since I was a little girl. Friends and family have brought them to me from around the world but some of my very favorite sets are the ones that my little girls have made for me. This darling seashell nativity is easy to make from purchased or found shells and is the perfect craft for little ones.
You will need:
- Several different types of shells
- hot glue
- pearl beads
You will need three spiral shells. They can be a variety of shape and size. I went with one that was a little wider and shorter as well as one that was longer and skinnier. You just want to make sure that they will fit nicely in your background shell.
For the Baby Jesus, a smaller, skinny spiral shell works perfectly.
Once you have picked out your shells for your holy family, glue a pearl bead at the top of each shells spire.
Pick a scallop sea shelf for the stable and the manager. You will want a large one that fits the holy family for the back. Glue the first two figures into your shell.
Hot glue your smaller scallop shell facing up in front of your first two figured. Hot glue the baby into this last shell.
I have found using another large scallop shell hot glued to the bottom of the first allows this little tiny nativity to stand up perfectly.
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