I like to have easy activities ready for the kids when company comes over. Some of our friends have older children so I was looking for printable ornaments that they would like to make too. The more Christ-centered the activity, the better. That is what the Christmas is all about, right?
The short story is, I couldn’t find any so I made some. Here’s what I came up with; Stained Glass Nativity Ornaments.
They are pretty enough to laminate and keep for a while or give them to people on presents like gift tags. You could also use some clear tape and hang them in the window.
Stained Glass Nativity Ornaments
To be honest, I had fun coloring some too. I printed the ornaments on card stock and used my BIC permanent markers to color each little area a different color. Colored pencils or crayons would work great too!
I tried to keep each section the same hue; I used blues and yellows for the sky, greens and browns for the ground.
We tried adding some oil to the back of the ornaments in a few places so the light can come through them even more and make them really look like stained glass. The great thing about these nativity ornaments is that the Christmas story really shows through because they’re in black silhouettes. That means they look awesome on the tree!
These are definitely laminate-worthy and if you do use a little oil, or choose to oil the whole backside, it will help the oil from getting on other things.
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These are close to my favorite ornaments so far! How about you? What is your favorite handmade ornament?
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy the free printable!