Manger Decoration

Decorate your Christmas tree with this hanging manger decoration, with a sleeping baby Jesus inside.

Manger Decoration

Skill Level


Time to Make

45 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Paint the oval shaped craft basket with a layer of brown paint and leave it to dry.
  2. Mix up a skin colour shade and paint a small polystyrene ball with this colour. Once it has dried, use a black pen to draw on two eyes and a mouth.
  3. Cut a strip of white felt and wrap it around the polystyrene ball, sticking it in place with the tape.
  4. Fill the craft basket with yellow shredded tissue.
  5. Place baby Jesus inside the craft basket on top of the shredded tissue.
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Top Tip

Put the polystyrene ball onto the top of a skewer to make it easier to paint.