The following photos, originally posted during the 2018 Christmas season, tell the story of the Nativity, from the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem to the arrival of the three magi. Although the photos are taken from the inside of a desktop shadow theater, the puppets can be used for performances in different formats.
I am planning to publish the patterns of the puppets in a story-and-craft activity book, so the templates are not posted in the Printable Library. During the pandemic, however, I am making the patterns available to congregations, groups, and families if they are willing to share their experiences with me in return, which will help me to make the necessary adjustments for the book. Please contact me if you are interested.
Joseph and Mary are traveling to Bethlehem to register for the census. Mary is expecting her baby soon.