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Nativity crafts - kids will love making these fun nativity crafts for Christmas. Coloring pages, mangers, nativity sets and advent calendars are just some of the of the easy printable Christmas crafts perfectly suited for Sunday School, home school, classroom and preschools! Best of all, they are FREE Christmas Crafts!! This easy Christmas craft is a wonderful addition to your nativity creations. These three Kings, wise men or Magi can easily be colored in and the project completed with the scraps and supplies you have on hand. We used colored popsicle sticks, bangles and sparkles, buttons, and glittery scrapbook paper to complete our kids craft.
This advent craft is three-sided and can be hung up on a Christmas tree or wreath but it also stands and would look lovely on a mantle in front of a mirror so that all sides can be enjoyed.
Printable Craft Template of the Wisemen
Crayons, paints or markers
Glitter, sparkles, stickers, bows, bells, ribbon (anything you want to use to adorn your craft)
1 sheet of construciton paper
(optional for hanging) Pipecleaners or ribbon & a hole punch
Print and color your template
Cut out each Wiseman and glue to a construction paper backing (your color choice)
Frame each king with popsicle sticks
Embellish the frames to your liking
Fold the paper into thirds creating a triangle shape with each Magi on a different side
fold 1/2 inch of the edge of the paper in so that it can be glued to form a close shape (see picture) allow it to dry
optional: Hole punch the top of each side and thread a ribbon or pipecleaner through for hanging
Most of what we associate with the "Magi" is from early church traditions. Most have assumed there were three of them, since they brought three specific gifts (but the Biblical text doesn't number them). They are called "Magi" from the Latinized form of the Greek word magoi, transliterated from the Persian, for a select sect of priests. (Our word "magic" comes from the same root.) As the years passed, the traditions became increasingly embellished. By the 3rd century they were viewed as kings. By the 6th century they had names: Bithisarea, Melichior, and Gathaspa. Some even associated them with Shem, Ham and Japheth--the three sons of Noah--and thus with Asia, Africa, and Europe. A 141h century Armenian tradition identifies them as Balthasar, King of Arabia; Melchior, King of Persia; and Gasper, King of India. (Relics attributed to them emerged in the 4th century and were transferred from Constantinople to Milan in the 5th century, and then to Cologne in 1162 where they remain enshrined.)more here...
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