“Away in a manger…”
You shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Mt. 1:21
“And she gave birth to her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger”.Luke 2:7 These are the verses that go glued on the flaps of the manger.
Instructions for manger
If you teach the birth of John the Baptist you can trace each child’s hand and make an ornament.
The kids have a lot of fun with this. You will need black duct tape ,a stapler, plastic babies from the craft store, scraps of material and brown or green cardstock. There is a lot of prep work because you will need to cut the basket and lid with an x-acto blade…something I never allow a child to handle. To complete your “set-up”, include the basket and lid strips (older kids can cut these), a square of material for a blankie, a baby, and a memory verse to be glued to the inside of the lid. (Hebrews 11:23 ” By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born…they were not afraid of the king’s command.” After the basket and lid are weaved, line your pieces with black duct tape, figure out which side you want the “pitch” to be on and fold up your ends like you are wrapping a package. Staple ends , attach lids with little pieces of duck tape, and glue your verse . Baby Moses is ready for his nap !