Make your own finger puppet nativity scene out of felt! This is a great beginner hand-sewing pattern, as well as a good project for older kids or teens. This free nativity sewing pattern makes a felt Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus.

Are you looking for ideas to keep your children focused on the reason for the Christmas season? Click on the image for activities which have been used to help families celebrate the birth of our Saviour or draw closer together as a family.

The Christmas story can be told simply and easily, using smooth stones which can be easily obtained at garden stores (think Bunnings!) and pens to draw simple pictures of objects and people. Click on the image to go to the page with the instructions.

Make handmade angel ornaments with a wooden peg doll. Homemade wooden angel ornaments make heavenly decorations for your Christmas tree and are a great gift idea for friends and family. Click on the link for instructions. There are also other Christmas ornaments that you might like to make.

Countdown to Christmas with this DIY advent calendar, which can provide a great way to remember the true meaning of Christmas. Follow the Christmas tutorial to make a stone countdown calendar with children. Use the calendar as a fun and easy way to count down to Christmas – no sugary treats, sweets or gifts necessary!

Make Christmas cards at home! Click the link for an excellent collection of the best handmade (and foot-made) Christmas hand-print and footprint Christmas crafts for cards. Hand-print, fingerprint, and footprint crafts are fun Christmas keepsake ideas to make with the kids. You might also enjoy making watercolour Christmas tree cards.