I wanted a nativity my son who is 2 years old could play with, so I set out in search of something I could make. I found these peg people at the I used to be a Tree shop on Esty. I bought all "Grandmas" (for the robed effect) and a baby.
Sheppard and sheep (got to use my sheepie again!)
Joseph, Angel, Mary and JESUS! I still need to get 1/2 a walnut shell to glue Baby Jesus in because he is very small and could be swallowed by a 2 year old!
Hence the reason the nativity is way up on a shelf right now, waiting for that walnut shell manger.
After I painted them with acrylic paint I Mod Podged about 3 coats to protect them from little hands. I did this instead of spray painted clear enamel because Mod Modge is non-toxic.
I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out. Our son is napping,so when he gets up we'll see what he thinks!
Update: Baby Jesus now has a place to lay his sweet head!