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.
The Wisemen
 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!

Merry CHRISTmas!

Update: Baby Jesus now has a place to lay his sweet head!


  1. These are adorable! I love the bald patch on that wise man :)

  2. Wow. these are amazing. Well done with the painting.
    Just beautiful!

  3. This brings tears to my eyes. Simply beautiful. Christmas blessings to you.

  4. darling idea! i'm actuallly looking for meaningful christmas ideas for children and this is perfect!
    would you please share this at my christmas linky party? would love to have you join us!
    come grab a button and link up

  5. So cute!!! What a good idea!! I came over from the Nativity Parade to say hey! Hope you'll stop by my blog as well! :)

  6. Thank you so much for linking these up, hope you've had a chance to visit some of the other links. I'm sending lots of warm Christmas cheer your way, have a wonderful holiday! xo, Maria


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