*I was inspired to make this project because of The Moffatt Girls!*
I was telling my 2-year-olds about Jesus’ birth and how he wasn’t born in a super sanitized hospital or put in a nice, cozy, adorably-oufitted crib like they were.
We talked about the manger and how it must have been not so clean and probably a little stinky from all the animals that used it.
But that is exactly where God wanted His Son to start His life on earth with us. God was writing a story of His love beyond what our human eyes and noses and minds could see or smell or understand.
Because in a way the manger is a picture of our hearts – not so clean and a little stinky.
Ok, a LOT stinky.
Then God breaks through in all His perfection and glory and comes as a tiny babe to make His bed there – right there in our hearts.
And something that began as unlovely and imperfect and smelly is transformed by the presence of Jesus Christ into something absolutely beautiful.
So as you do this simple craft with your kids, help them to see the bigger picture of our Lord’s coming.
Happy Simple Paper Baby Jesus Craft-ing! 🙂
*You can find my other easy and adorable Baby Jesus Craft HERE.*