|Meet the three wise men. Maybe the kids should name them.|
|Cut, separated and ready to sew!|
|Glueing the pieces...however I ended up sewing them later. Glue didn't work.|
So...when posts of what the elf was doing started flooding the internet on Tuesday, I decided I'd make a way to build anticipation in our home for the birth of the Christ Jesus and draw our focus to Him, rather than ourselves. How? By following the three wise men on their journey to find the King. Two years ago I wrote a post about an idea my grandma had given me about having the wise men travel across the room to the nativity scene throughout the month, which ended up being a pretty fun way to show the journey they made. Tuesday a lightbulb moment happened when I thought--Let's take that great idea, mix it with the elf idea and have the wise men journeying to the Savior with the kids waking up to see what they are doing on their journey. Since all my nativity scenes are glass and I wanted these playable, I got out my felt and fabric stash and went to work. I downloaded a very cute nativity pattern from DoSmallThingsWLove over at Etsy. You can get that here. Obviously, with a baby and 3-year-old and everything else going on, I wasn't the quickest getting them together (two days isn't too bad!). But now they are ready for their journey. Now I just need to make my order to Felt on the Fly for more felt to finish the rest of the nativity!
|Sadie approves...though she thinks he needs eyes.|
|Waiting on the other guy|