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Three Kings, a craft for Epiphany

We took our tree and Christmas decorations down yesterday. It took hours but I’m quite pleased our house has now returned to normal. My son is very sad though as he adored turning off the big light “to see how pretty the tree looks”. He really ‘got’ Christmas this year and enjoyed every minute.

To cheer him up I thought we would make one last Christmas craft. January 6th is celebrated as the Epiphany, or the day the three Wise Men (or Kings) visited the infant Jesus.

We had lots of sparkly bits left around after tidying away our Christmas decorations so it was easy to make our own three Kings.

three kings epiphany craft

We used little wooden spoons as a base and added crowns, beards and leftover stickers and pieces of tinsel and ribbon for their clothes.

three kings epiphany craft

They came together quite quickly, the toddler enjoyed glueing most of all, and we’re pretty pleased with the finished results.

three kings craft

 

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20 Comments

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    Eileen Teo
    January 6, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Aw. This is so Beautiful. Great for puppet show.

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    Jen aka The Mad House
    January 6, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I adore this idea, so simple, but so effective
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    Sam @happyhomebird
    January 6, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    It’s my little boy’s birthday on Jan 6th so I should have a go at this craft with him. I’ve a box of all sorts from the Christmas packaging, always worth keeping for crafting.
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    anna m
    January 6, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    so cute! I love these, and good idea fitting xmas crafts right until the last day
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    Louisa
    January 6, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    How lovely. My toddler keeps asking where Christmas has
    gone! I wish I’d thought to do something like this to make the
    transition easier for her.
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    Charly Dove
    January 6, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    What a wonderful idea, really simple but fabulous
    🙂
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    Mummy of Two
    January 6, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    What a nice idea – they look great too!
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    Lori
    January 6, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Such a fun, quick and simple craft project x
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    Hellie's Corner
    January 6, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Great idea, love your son’s three kings.
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    mellissa williams
    January 6, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    A very simple but brilliant idea. It is sad when you have to take your tree down 🙁
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    Vicky
    January 6, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    It can look so bare when the decs come down. Looks like you had tonnes of fun making the three kings though! Going to remember that craft for next Xmas – would make a cracking nativity addition 🙂
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    Cass@frugalfamily
    January 6, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Brilliant idea – and so easy to adapt for other times of the year x
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    Mammasaurus
    January 6, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    So sweet! We could almost make blogger ones and freak people out at blogging conferences by popping them up as folk talk 😉
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    Foz
    January 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    What a lovely simple idea! Fun for the kids

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    Emily @amummytoo
    January 7, 2014 at 12:02 am

    What a lovely little activity. Really sweet.
    Pinned!
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    Niki
    January 7, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Such a cute idea, I love it 🙂
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    liska
    January 7, 2014 at 8:58 am

    We celebrate Little Christmas on 6th Jan as they do in Ireland, and take our decs down that day. Aaron helped me which was fun. These 3 kings look spiffing xx
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    Pinkoddy
    January 7, 2014 at 10:44 am

    They are so cute what a gorgeous idea.
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    Jenni
    January 7, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Those are very cute, simple yet effective craft I think. I
    was also pleased to take the Christmas stuff down as it was
    starting to take over.
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