Gather a brown paper bag, a slotted clothespin, a permanent marker, gauze, white or brown shredded paper, scissors, stapler, and a foam star glitter sticker (gold or yellow is ideal).
Draw a window shape onto your paper bag.
Cut the window shape out. I used scissors, but you could also use an X-Acto knife.
Write “Jesus is born!” at the bottom of the bag.
Sit the bag up and open it. You should see windows on all sides!
Now we’re going to make baby Jesus. Draw a face and hair on the round part of the clothespin.
Cut a small piece of the gauze and wrap it around the baby.
Place the shredded paper and the baby in the bag. Make sure that you can easily see baby Jesus. (Keep stuffing it with shredded paper until he sits up high.)
Fold the top of the bag down and staple on both sides.
Center your star sticker at the top of the bag.
Ta-da! The perfect craft for talking about how Baby Jesus was born in a stable and placed in a manger!