Hi! Welcome back! So today I made a manger scene. It turned out well! My mom LOVES manger scenes, so I made one for her, and I’m going to make more for Christmas presents!
Let’s get started!
I assembled five pairs of 22 toothpicks, five pairs of 3 toothpicks, and two pairs of 4 toothpicks. I also used three craft sticks. Don’t forget the glitter (my mom dislikes glitter A LOT)!! Also, hot glue sticks!
Take one of the packs of 22 toothpicks and line them up. Next, take one of the packs of 3 toothpicks and glue them to the line of 22 toothpicks…that made sense right? Continue till you use up all of the packs of 22 and packs of 3 toothpicks.
Glue the packs of 22 toothpicks (that you had put together earlier).
Glue two craft sticks on the bottom of the barn…unless you’re positive your toothpicks are straight and won’t bend at odd angles.
Trim down three toothpicks to attach to the inside of the barn floor (you’ll see what they’re used for in a bit).
While the barn’s “floor” is drying, cut two toothpicks in half, then glue the two pieces together to make an X, then cut two more toothpicks into thirds attaching them to both X’s to form a manger. Take a white cotton ball and cut it in half and glue it down to the manger.
To make Jesus, Joseph, and Mary: Sprinkle gold glitter on a paper towel, cut a toothpick in fourths and fold those pieces together. Put glue on it and roll in the glitter…to form a baby Jesus (yeah it might sound weird but its cute from far away). For Joseph and Mary, cut a craft stick to make Joseph, cut a smaller piece for Mary. Roll “Joseph” in blue glitter and “Mary” in reddish/brown glitter. Just like the “baby Jesus” (it might seem weird up close but it’s cute in the barn). Glue small leftover craft sticks to the bottom of Joseph and Mary so they can stand on their own.
Optional: Make a star to attach to the top of the manger scene. Cut two toothpicks in half and glue to make an eight-point star. Roll in whitish/gray glitter. Glue to the top of the manger.
And there you have it! A small cute manger for a Christmas present idea or a tree ornament!