I found the original idea for this fantastic and simple nativity at Little Inspirations (click on the picture below to go to the post). I loved everything about it instantly and new I had to make a set. My plan is to make a set for each of my kids (someday).
I found a set of peg dolls at Hobby Lobby for $2.99. The set includes enough peg dolls to make all your characters minus the baby (and I used a wooden clothes pin for that). When it came time to make the characters it was not quiet as easy as I thought it would be. Even though they are simple, figuring out how to make everything so that you can tell what it is and have it look good was a bit tricky. So I decided to save you all a little work and write a tutorial to make my version of the peg doll nativity clothing, inspired 100% by the blog: Little Inspirations.
After you have cut everything then the assembly is really pretty basic.
Here are my basic wise men outfits.
Behold: The Wise men
Behold: The Shepherds (head coverings are made of burlap with garden twine belts)
Behold : The Angel ( I didn't want to give the angel wings because I do believe in angels but I don't believe they have wings so instead I gave the angel a bit of a different robe-one that was more flowy. I did give the angel a halo just to make sure it was recognizable as an angel).
Behold: The baby Jesus (wrapped in swaddling clothes-I used the basic head covering pattern to cut this piece)
The Nativity: simple and sweet. Perfect for kids to play with and not break. The simplicity is perfect and humble I think.
"Oh come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord."