Here's another fun creative way to explore the Christmas Story with a simple homemade toy! This printable Nativity Thaumatrope features the Christmas Stable on one side & Baby Jesus in a manger on the other. Perfect to explore during Advent when we're waiting for the arrival of Jesus.
How to Make a Nativity Thaumatrope
Our free Nativity Thaumatrope Printable (for best results print on white cardstock)
Scissors, glue stick
A paper straw
:: Start by colouring in your spinner & cutting it out.
:: Fold along the dotted line so you have the square designs on either side.
:: Flatten one end of a paper straw (be careful not to bend it)
:: Add glue to the back of the squares & add your paper straw to the bottom of the design, making sure it's in the middle.
:: Spread a little glue over the paper straw & then fold the squares together to make your Thaumatrope.
To create the illusion, rub the straw between the palms of your hands & Baby Jesus will appear in the stable.