Monday, November 30, 2015

Christmas Creche! A Papercraft Nativity Model

I was finally able to make the time this year to do something I've wanted to do for the last few Christmases: make a ready-to-assemble creche.

I've set it up as a print file that you can download and print out yourself.  The set comes with almost forty figures and a three-dimensional manger scene.

The figures included are: Mary, Joseph, Jesus, James, five shepherds, sheep, a donkey, oxen, Balthazar, Melchior, Caspar, the Magi’s retinue (four more Magi, a camel driver, two camels, and two horses), the midwife, the druggist, the Caganer, the Little Drummer Boy, Salome, Amahl, the innkeepers, a stable boy, the Archangel Uriel, lil’ John the Baptist, a Roman soldier, the tempter, La Befana, Jeanette, Isabella, the cherry tree of Bethlehem, and the Heavenly Host (Archangels, Seraphim, and Cherubim).

Over the month of December 2015, I’ll be doing a write-up about one character each day here and on social media (@schweizercomics).

At our house, we’ll be using the set like an advent calendar with my daughter, introducing one new figure each day. If you’d like to do the same, I welcome you to use these write-ups as your guide for which characters to introduce in which order, with the write-up to give context.

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