When I saw Mollie Johanson's (from Wild Olive) Nativity ornament and playset -I knew I wanted to adapt it to work in a classroom full of kids (and pretty enough that mom's would want to keep forever!). This banner is a great way to celebrate Jesus's birth and a reminder you can keep up all year long!
- Benzie's Wool Blend Felt (we used the colors, Seaside, Foxglove, Ochre, Swan, Peacock and Periwinkle). Too make things super easy, purchase precut banners here!
- Wood dowel, cut in half
- Embroidery floss or string
- Scissors -our favorite scissors for cutting felt!
- Thin tip sharpie
- Glue stick -this is our favorite felt glue for kids!
- PDF or CSV pattern
The quickest way to cut out the shapes is to print out the pattern on paper, pin to your felt and cut out the shapes. Another fun and easy way to trace patterns is to use freezer paper -we talk more about that here! I made a couple dozen of these for a classroom craft -you may want to use your electronic die cutter for that and have included a csv file.
After all the pieces are cut out your littles can get to gluing all the pieces on! Place two little dots in for the eyes using a thin tip permanent marker. Slide the dowel though the slits in the banner and add some string for hanging! Celebrate the Jesus's birth!