Time to Make
1 hour + drying time for paint
Adult Supervision Needed
How to Make
- To make a silhouette card design, paint some mini wooden nativity shapes with black paint using a small brush. Leave to dry. Or, for colourful nativity figures use a small paintbrush to fill in the faces, clothing and other details with acrylic paints. Leave to dry.
- Choose 2 or 3 coloured inks for the backgrounds. Pour a small amount of each colour into a mixing tray. Brush clean water over a piece of white A4 card, before the paper dries quickly brush the inks one at a time using a brush (size 10 or bigger) across the card in stripes so the colours blend together. Leave to dry. Try making a selection of backgrounds using different colours.
- Cut the backgrounds into small rectangles or squares then glue the painted wooden shapes on top. Cut thin strips or shapes from black card or use coloured off-cuts from the backgrounds to make other shapes, like the stable.
- Glue the finished pictures onto folded cards with glitter stars.
If possible, use a separate brush for each ink colour. This makes it quicker to work on the wet paper and means you won’t have to wash the brush after each colour.