Here are some ideas that we used at our Christingle based Messy Church. There was a mixture of Nativity and general Christmas crafts and we finished with a short Christingle service, lighting the candles and singing ‘Away in a Manger.’
Making Christingles: Get parents and children to help make the Christingles by putting in the candles, putting red tape round the orange and putting sweets on sticks. It might get a bit messy but that is the point of Messy Church!
Christingle Play dough mats: Click here to print off (laminate for continued use)
Christmas Colouring: Click here to print off sheets
Christmas Angel Game: Click here to print off
Making Christmas cards with Nativity Character Stickers
Make Jesus in the Manger Biscuits: (biscuit, runny icing, shredded wheat hay, Jelly baby and fondant blanket).