I thought it would be fun to make a fun little Nativity Scene that the kids could play with. You can use the little people and tell the Christmas Story. Itâ€™s really easy and the kids can even make them with you!
Letâ€™s get started.
The first step is to open all of your digital elements in you photo editing program. All you really need to do is resize the figures to fit on whatever size magnet paper you have. I had a sheet of magnetic paper that was 10Ã—12 so I resized all my figures and dragged them into a new file that was 10Ã—12 to be sure theyâ€™d all fit on my magnetic paperâ€¦then, since my printer is 8.5Ã—11, I fit them onto 2 pieces of 8.5Ã—11 paper and printed them out on matte photo paper. Here they are:
Then cut out your figures leaving a little bit of the white paper around the edges, like this.
Then I stuck them onto the sticky side of the magnetic paper:
The next part will take a little time. You just need to cut out all your little people. Get your self some pointy small scissors and sit in a comfy spot and start cutting. Great time to watch a little tv while you cut. If you want to be picky like me you can sand and ink your edges too. It just gives them a nice finished look, like this:
You can call them done now if you want, but if you have kids like mine, they might need a little bit of protection. So get out the Mod Podge, lay them all out on a non stick surface and brush them all with the Mod Podge, making sure to get it all around the edges, like this.
It will dry nice and clear.
When they are all nice and dry pull them off the nonstick surface. You might have to pick or sand a little bit of the Mod Podge around the edges, but after that, you are done! Time to play!