Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Craft FREEBIE

Tomorrow I am going to be a substitute Sunday School teacher in my son's class. Since it will be the first day of advent, I decided to work in this craft I made last year. I was inspired by the Thanksgiving Story beads I had done for years. I thought, "Why not retell the Christmas Story using the same idea?"  You can make bracelets, ornaments, necklaces, or just retelling strings. All you need are pony beads and twine, leather, or ribbon. 

Here is a quick run down of each bead's significance.
1 blue for the land of Israel, the place of Christ's birth
1 white for the messenger angel who appeared to Mary
1 yellow for the taxes that had to paid in Bethlehem
1 brown for the stable where Jesus would be born
1 brown for the manger they laid him in
1 green for the shepherds in their fields that night
1 white for the angel who brought them glad tidings
1 white for the heavenly host who sang praises
1 black for the shepherds who made their way through the night
1 yellow for the star that shone in the sky
3 purples for the wise men who brought gifts fit for a king

I have all of the directions, story summary sheets, and a mini-coloring book to go with the bead craft available in this freebie from my store. You can grab yours {HERE} or on the picture below. 
I am linking up with Ashley Reed for her "Have Yourself a Crafty 'Lil Christmas" party. Click the button below to see more idea posts. 


  1. Thank you for posting this. I will be using it with our community outreach called Adopt-a-Block!

    1. You are so welcome, Julie! I am glad that you could use this idea! :)


  2. Love this, Jenn!! Thanks for linking up. :)