Today I have a special treat for you!
This is a project my husband did a few years ago and we thought we would share it here on The Deliberate Mom!
Easy to do, low-cost, and adorable. This is one of my favourite nativities. My girls love it and they are frequently playing with the pieces. It would be a lovely family project and especially doable with older children.Check out this simple and adorable rock nativity! #Christmas #craft Click To Tweet
This project doesn’t need very many items.
All you need is:
- acrylic paint
- paint brushes
- protective sealant/spray
- First you will want to wash and dry your rocks. Let your rocks dry at least a full day prior to painting them.
- Paint your pieces. You can look at my husband’s for inspiration or make your own cute expressions.
- Let the painted rocks dry for a full 48 hours.
- Spray with a protective sealant. When using a protective sealant make sure to spray in a well ventilated area (preferably outdoors).
The set my husband made consists of: Mary, Joseph, Jesus, two sheep, two shepherds, a donkey, a cow, 2 camels, and 3 wise men.
That’s it! Enjoy this one-of-a-kind, easy-to-create nativity!
This is definitely unique and clever. Not the crafty one myself, but still may have to try now. Thanks Jennifer ;)
These little rocks are super quick to whip up (and not much crafty talent needed to do it either)!
What a great activity a family can do together to spark a discussion on the meaning of Christmas and our wonderful Savior. Thanks for sharing it with us.
I’m so glad you enjoyed this Kim! Yes, it’s a wonderful activity to do together as a family.
FUN! Emailing this to Kathilynn. She’s going to love it.
Glad you liked this Jaime and thanks for sharing with Kathilynn!
I just love this idea, so cute for kids and families to create together!! Thanks for sharing!!
Thanks Tara! Yes, it makes for a lovely family activity doesn’t it?
Oh my gosh, those are so frieken’ cute! Who ever thought of making a nativity out of rocks?
Thanks Susan! I think my husband is brilliant to think of this idea. They are cute aren’t they?!
Thanks for the idea! My kids are old enough to start understanding a nativity scene but ours is in storage in the States. I don’t know that we can make one out of rocks here but maybe paper… I think I might combine this with our advent calendar for December (I know, I’m behind on that too!).
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You’re so very welcome! I think a paper one is a fine idea!
I love this cute idea of yours, making a rock nativity. It is something that my kids and I can do this weekend. Have a wonderful day always.
I’m so glad you liked this idea Vivian! I hope you and your children have fun creating these!
We paint rocks all of the time, but I have never done this before. I think my kids would love doing it. Especially since this would be an unbreakable set that our Godzilla baby couldn’t trash :)
Godzilla Baby! Ha! That’s hilarious!
Yes, this would be perfect for your kids. They probably would have a blast making these.
This is sooooo cute! My son would love this. We may have to make this. It’s precious!! xo
I’m glad you liked this Cindy! It really is my favourite nativity set. My husband is so creative!
This is such a great idea! I think I’ll try it with my niece and nephew over the Christmas Holiday!
I must say, my husband hit a home run with this idea! I love how easy and unique it is. Plus it’s an A+ for durability!
Love this! I’m so glad you shared it, Jennifer. I’m pinning it to my Christmas board. Thanks so much.
I’m so glad you enjoyed this Heather! My husband really outdid himself with this idea… and it’s so cute! Thanks so much for pinning.
This is adorable and such a wonderful craft (you know I’m a fan of those). ;) Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Jennifer.
I’m so glad you liked this Sarah… it means a lot coming from a crafting guru such as yourself!
Wow, the ones above are awesome! And this is awesome. My kids have such rock obsessions. I would like to do this too.
My hubby loved doing this project.
Rock painting is so awesome and I actually find it more “forgiving” than painting on paper or canvas.
Hi Jennifer, how clever! When the children were young we sat and made a nativity out of clay, we still have it, but it is very broken and battered now. (can’t part with t though!).
The idea of making a nativity out of rocks is brilliant as it bypasses the need to shape the figures out of clay!..Although my painting skills leave a lot to be desired!
My husband and I really got into rock painting a while back. That’s when he got the idea for this nativity. Like you said, it’s so durable!
My daughter would LOVE to do this! So cute!
Thanks Kristen! I think it would be a great craft to involve children in.
Well how cute is this idea! So much fun to do with kids. My artistic ability stops at decorating, but our nanny is an artist. I’ll have to suggest this as an activity for her and A to do.
Your hubby is so talented.
I’m so glad you enjoyed this Tiffany! Yes, Evan is so talented. He has an eye for many things.
I don’t think it takes THAT much artistic talent but if your nanny is game… well cool!
Super cute! I have a ton of acrylic paint that I haven’t touched in ages. Now all I need are some rocks!
Well rocks shouldn’t be a problem for you to drudge up – after all, you don’t have snow. Whereas if I wanted to get rocks right now, someone would have to tie a rope around my waist before I were to go searching for them!
Absolutely love this! Thank you for sharing on our Christmas link up!
I’m glad you enjoyed our little painted rock nativity Julie.
Thank you for hosting!
What a creative idea! I love it! :)
My husband can come up with all sorts of ideas… he’s so creative!
Thanks for stopping by Leesha!
Why do kids love rocks so much??!! I love this simple craft and I’m sure my kids will too!
LOL – yes, so true. Kids love rocks. I once washed my daughter’s pants and the bottom of the washing machine was full of rocks. lol *must check pockets*
It’s a great craft! Enjoy!