Years ago I shared about our Christmas Story bracelet we made for our Sunday School class. Well, I’ve changed a few things. The general Christmas story bracelet is staying the same, but I decided to add a poem for the kids to take home. This has been wildly popular with the kids in my Sunday School class as they put them together to take home.
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Before I forget, this was inspired by Little Wonder Days and their adorable Christmas story bracelet, since I had to go out and buy supplies I changed up what I did ever so much.
How I ended up making this poem by accident
I’ve always been rather fond of rhyming poems for children, but I’ll have to admit I’m not the best at creating them. So, I turned to Jeff, because he’s much better at it. He took my rather clumsy Christmas story poem (it’s on the subscriber page, go sign up for my email list) and turned it into a great bit of poetry (in my not the least bit biased opinion).
Supplies for the Christmas Story Bracelet
These are the quickest and easiest way to get all of the supplies, not the most economical necessarily. Sometimes convenience wins out in my house.
- Bead Box Kit
- Jingle Bells 1/2-Inch, 48/Pkg, Gold
- 125-Piece Multi Glitter Star Beads
- Chenille Kraft Big Box Of Pipe Cleaners(pipe cleaners are easy for kids to string beads onto, you could also use yarn, but that is harder)
Alternate list from when I first wrote this (I combined that post into this one, since it made zero sense to have two different posts about the same craft)
This list pulls each individual bead out, perfect if you plan to make this craft for a LARGE group of people (I bought this version so I could have enough supplies to make this project for years): white beads, Blue Pony Beads, brown pony beads, Gray Pony Beads, jingle bells, star beads, green beads, purple beads, yellow beads, red beads, light purple beads
Creating the Christmas Story Bracelet
As I went back to update this post I realized there are no instructions, so you simply follow the order of the poem for putting on the beads, it’s that simple.
Princess The Artist likes it, even if it’s not clear from the shot. She’s modeling my version, which has an orange star……. I accidentally cut the yarn for hers too short, so I need to fix her necklace.
CHRISTMAS STORY BRACELET MEANING
- White- for the angel who came to Zechariah and told him his wife would have a baby.
- Blue- for Mary who believed what the angel told her and trusted God.
- Brown- for Joseph who was going to divorce Mary, but stopped when an angel told him to trust Mary.
- Grey- for the donkey Mary rode to Bethlehem because of the Roman decree.
- Gold bell- for Jesus, the bell rings to remind us to tell everyone of the Good News, and it’s gold because Jesus will wear a gold crown.
- Star- for the star that appeared above Jesus.
- White- for the angel that appeared to the shepherds to tell them of Jesus’ birth.
- Green- for the shepherds who ran to see the newborn babe.
- Light purple- for the magi who traveled so far to see the baby Jesus.
- Yellow, purple, and red- for the gifts the magi brought. Gifts fit for a king.
This is of course in the poem, which is so much more elegantly said.
Originally published December 22, 2012