Away in a Manger: Baby Jesus

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Away in a Manger: Baby Jesus
Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

Here's the Baby Jesus to lay in the manger.

To get the instructions for making the entire manger, click here.

What you'll need

  • Pipe cleaner
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • 1 to 2 jumbo cotton balls, unrolled
  • 3 to 5 feet of skin-colored worsted-weight yarn
  • 8 to 10 feet of bulky-weight, blanket-colored yarn (we used Lamb's Pride, by the Brown Sheep Company)
  • Tacky glue
  • 5-mm sequin for eyes

How to make it

  1. Away in a Manger: Baby Jesus - Step 1

    Fold a pipe cleaner in half and twist the folded end to form a head stem, as you did with the adult figures.

  2. Away in a Manger: Baby Jesus - Step 2

    Twist the pipe cleaners about ¾ inch down to make a head loop, and 1 inch below that for a body loop. Trim the ends and twist for a foot stem.

  3. Away in a Manger: Baby Jesus - Step 3

    Wrap the head and body with unrolled cotton.

  4. Away in a Manger: Baby Jesus - Step 4

    Tie the center of the skin-colored yarn around the neck and wrap, double-thick, up to the head stem and back (glue if needed). Tie at the neck as with the adults. Fold down the head and foot stems.

  5. Step 5

    Tie one end of the blanket yarn around the neck. Wrap the body and head as shown. Use glue if needed. Tie off the yarn at the neck, trim it, and tuck in the ends. To make eyes, cut the sequin in half and glue in place.

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