This post is a part of the Bible Christmas Crafts for Kids series.
The Angels and Shepherds Book Craft was created especially for you by Michelle Jansma and Cindy Voss of Keepsake Curriculum. ~ Danika
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A Christmas Craft from Luke 2:8-14
Christmas is such a great time of year to snuggle up inside with a cup of hot chocolate…and while you’re inside, why don’t you do a craft with the kiddos?! This Shepherds & Angels Book is a really fun way to bring the Scripture of Luke 2:8-14 to life.
All you’ll need are the templates/printables included in the FREE DOWNLOAD and a few materials you probably already have on hand for your kids. Depending on the age and skill of your child, don’t be afraid to prep some things in advance (i.e. cutting out templates in advance, assisting with cutting, etc.). Also, don’t feel like all art projects must be finished in one sitting. Feel free to spread it out as needed.
Shepherds and Angels
The story of the shepherds and angels is found in Luke 2:8-14 (ESV):
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
Angels and Shepherds Book Craft
Check out this quick video showing you how to assemble your book craft about when the angels visit the shepherds in the Bible:
Angels and Shepherds Book Craft Printable
You’ll find the the download registration for the Angels and Shepherds Book Craft Printable right below this sentence! You’ll get the craft instructions and the printable pieces for your craft book.
Supplies Needed to Make Your Book Craft
- 2 coffee filters
- Spray bottle with water
- Black, yellow, and blue sheet of 9×12 construction paper
- Glue stick
- Pencil & Pen
- Shepherds & Angels Book Printables
- Cardstock for durability and easier handling when cutting/gluing (to print the printables on)
Neenah Bright White Card Stock, 65lbElmer’s Glue SticksConstruction PaperCrayola 8 Pack Fine Line Washable MarkersWestcott Recycled 8-Inch Straight Scissor (16451)If You Care Coffee Filter Baskets Tolco Empty Spray Bottle, Frosted Assorted ColorsFiskars 12 Inch Wooden Ruler (01-005359 )
Creating Your Shepherds and Angels Minibook
1) Color the Angels’ Background
2) Blend the Background Color
3) Make Your Christmas Star
4) Make Your Angels and Shepherds Book Cover
Cut out the yellow star and use the glue stick to glue it to the black construction paper. The bottom tip of the star can almost touch the bottom of the paper. This will be the cover of the Shepherds & Angels Book.
5) Measure Your Angels and Shepherds Book Cover Cuts
6) Cut Out Your Angels and Shepherds Book Craft Printable Text
7) Glue Your Angels and Shepherds Printables to Your Book Cover
8) Cut Your Book’s Front Cover into the Pieces You’ve Measured
9) Glue Your Angels and Shepherds Book Cover to the Back Cover
10) Create Your Shepherds Scene
11) Create Your Angels Scene
12) Finish the Background for the Angels’ Visit to the Shepherds
13) Create the Scene for the Angels’ Visit to the Shepherds
And you’re done! Close all three covers and read each verse, revealing each part of the picture that goes with it one-by-one as you read about the amazing night our Savior was born!
Michelle Jansma is one half of the mother-daughter team at Keepsake Curriculum. She and her mom, Cindy, desire to help parents raise up a faithful generation.
Children are a keepsake entrusted by God, and if we are to “keep” the next generation, we need intentional parenting. It’s the goal of Keepsake Curriculum to have academic and spiritual training come together in that task.
Michelle taught kindergarten at a Christian school for five years before having the blessing of becoming a mother. When her son was born, she joined Cindy at Keepsake Curriculum. She is currently expecting her second child. Cindy homeschooled her five children over a span of fifteen years and is the proud grandmother of four (soon to be 6!) grandchildren. Cindy now has the privilege of helping to homeschool her grandchildren!
I hope your family is blessed by our new Bible Christmas Crafts for Kids series here at Thinking Kids. We have 10 amazing bloggers joining us to bring you a series of fun crafts to help your family continue to focus on the birth of Jesus.
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Danika Cooley is the author of When Lightning Struck! The Story of Martin Luther (Fortress Press, 2015), Wonderfully Made (CF4K, 2016), and Bible Road Trip. Her work has been featured in internationally-recognized children's magazines over 150 times.