We have a family tradition for Christmas Eve, where we get together with our parents and tell the Christmas story using scriptures and songs. Now that we have all these kids, we want to use visuals as much as possible to help them follow what is happening in the story. This year, Nathan made these candle holders! There is one scene for each part of the nativity story, with a candle above it as we light a candle for each section of the story.
First, he found little figurines that represent each section of the story, and gathered old stemware and some ribbon:
He glued down the figures onto some cardboard cut out from Christmas packages, with glue all around the figure as well:
Then he put sand in the glass, and sealed the cardboard as a “lid”:
He covered the bottom of the glass with ribbon:
This created these delightful little scenes that go with our scriptures and songs!
The bottom of the stemware now being the top, it is perfect for holding each advent candle!
So now we have candle holders we can re-use each Christmas as we read and sing our way through the nativity story! I am so excited!