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Gingerbread Nativity Scene

gingerbread-house-nativityAge Level: 6 to 12

Materials: Graham crackers, straight pretzels, unshelled peanuts*, chow mein noodles, marshmallows, decorator's gel, frosting, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, gumdrops, plastic knives, paper plates, and clean scissors

Time: About 45 minutes

Kids can create their own edible nativity scene.

Give each child a paper plate and equal portions of each ingredient. Have kids each create a nativity scene, complete with a stable, family, and animals.

Kids can create a stable by spreading frosting on the edges of graham crackers and sticking the crackers upright onto the paper plate. Attach a graham cracker roof using frosting, too.

Create family members by stacking two marshmallows with frosting and breaking a straight pretzel in half for arms. Use decorator's gel to draw faces and clothing. For Magi, attach a large gumdrop to the top of the stacked marshmallows for crowns and portions of gumdrops to the pretzels for gifts. For baby Jesus, place an unshelled peanut in a bed of chow mein noodle "hay." Create a donkey using a marshmallow body and head with half pretzels for legs.

Encourage children to be creative as they use the items you've given them.

This article is excerpted from Children's Ministry Magazine.  Try an issue for FREE and see what you're missing!

* Please be aware of any peanut allergies. Try using baby carrot, a piece of bread, or a jellybean.

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