Have you got your Christmas cards yet ? We've made some handmade cards based on the nativity story.
The base of the card is really simple - a fingerprint. We're quite big fans of hand print / finger print art (as you can see from our autumn tree, spring tree and handprint birthday card).
After a finger print we added different details and embellishments to make the different characters in the story.
For Mary and Joseph I added a brown and blue body as well as head scarf. Baby Jesus had a bed of straw made from cutting a fringe into a piece of yellow a.d a crib made from corrugated card.
The angel had silver wings (drawn on with one of these markers - which I love http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pilot-Silver-Marker-extra-point/dp/B0017TMLAK) and a body made of glittery card.
The shepherds had bodies similar to Joseph and a white finger print which I turned into a sheep.
Finally the wise men had brightly coloured bodies, hand drawn crowns and stick on sequins for gifts.
If your after other ideas for homemade Christmas cards check out this rather cool hangout (see if you spot us!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WntF78jdcXs