Like story boxes, using small world people to tell a story helps children to engage, interact and remember it. As well as using figures as story props you can let your child play with the figures and re-intact the story (great for developing communication skills). As out main nativity set is very breakable I thought I'd make some chunky nativity figures out of Fimo (polymer clay).
Here's how I made them...
The figures are based on a really simple ball for the head, with additions.
Mary, Joseph and the shepherd have head dresses.
The Kings have crowns and a little present.
The angel, wings and a halo.
Baby Jesus is wrapped in cloth and in a manger.
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