Bambinelli Sunday is about a little boy who makes his own little Jesus out of clay. He and his Grandfather take it St. Peter\’s square where it would be blessed by the Pope on this special day! Well, my kids were excited to read this cute book!! And that excitement spilled over into creativity! My kids and I decided to make a few Bambinellis of our own!
Our little Jesus figures are not as fancy as the ones on the book, but they are easy enough for most kids to create! If your children are older or extra creative they may like to make their little Jesus fancier.
We made our little Jesus figurines from salt dough, because my air-dry clay had dried out from the last time we used it. Air-dry clay will keep much longer and make a nicer figurine. The air-dry clay is also nicer if you have mice in the house like we had when I was a kid! 🙂
But the salt dough is easy to make and always on hand. Plus, it\’s cheaper. So, fell free to choose the art-media that works best for you!
- Air Dry Clay or salt dough
Salt dough Recipe:
1 cup white flour
1/4 cup salt
1/3 cup water
Mix flour and salt well. Gradually add water, stirring with a large spoon.
Finish mixing with hands. Knead until soft and pliable
- tooth pick
- cooling rack
- acrylic paint
- paint brushes