Boo’s Box o’ Princesses and BOYville dolls were such a big hit last Christmas that I decided to commission my friend Stephanie Corfee to make a Christmas Nativity version! I spent the last few days painting Baby Jesus, Jo-Fess (as Boo calls him), Mary and the rest of the Christmas peeps:
I used 2″ peg dolls for Mary, Joseph and the three wise men. I purchased mine from Casey’s Wood Products.
I used an angel peg doll, boy pegs and baby pegs for the angel, shepherds, and baby Jesus (also from Casey’s Wood Products):
I use regular inexpensive craft paints. Here are the flesh and hair colors I used. I mix them together for blends:
I always paint the flesh colors first:
And then work backwards in terms of layers: hair…..
It makes sense to work on all of them at once and in stages so you don’t sit and watch paint dry!
A little secret I’ll share….for small details I use Chalk Ink markers! They are opaque and juicy…..great for faces and clothing detail. You just need to make sure you spray the finished dolls with a clear protective spray when they are finished.
When my dolls were finished, I printed out the download that Stephanie created:
I cut out all the pieces and created little easels for the backs of the smaller ones:
Here’s a look at how the manger is created. I printed the download out twice and to add wood panels to the end. Also to make the double sided angel wings.
The finished Nativity scene! Great for a gift or holiday decor. Let your little ones color in the scene as they see fit with markers or crayons:
The sheep and the shepherds:
The three kings with their crowns and camel:
The angel of God:
Mary and Joseph and Baby Jesus:
To give it as a gift you can put the pieces into little linen bags…..
And add it all to a jar….so the barn piece doesn’t have to be folded:
Get the download free for a limited time below! Click the image to download the PDF:
Make sure to check out the other peg doll projects I’ve done with Stephanie….great for handmade Christmas gifts,