Do you have a nativity scene your children can play with? Advent begins today and I know my girls will spend December dressing up as kings, reading Christmas story picture books and generally bursting into a round of Away In A Manger at any opportunity. We have a beautiful nativity scene which decorates our sitting room each year but it is too delicate for the girls to play with, so this year we decided to make a version the girls can use. And you’ll probably guess what are figures are made of: toilet roll tubes (which does seem rather inapproriate for such holy characters but I hope we don’t offend.)
The figures were made by wrapping fabric and card around the tubes and glueing into place: a very simple design the girls can make with just a little adult help, and giving them their own nativity to play with to their hearts content.
Carnival of Junk Play
Don’t forget, if you’re fans of junk modeling we are hosting a Carnival of Junk Play this Friday 3rd December. We’re hoping to gather together a store of all our junk play ideas, ready for us all to use when we need some inspiration. Any type of junk play goes: inside, outside, dens, construction, models, crafting, anything you like so long as it’s using some kind of junk material. Old posts are very welcome too. Come and join us on Friday and share an idea with our Play Academy community.