Kid's easy-to-make family Christmas hanging. Truly an art form, this craft is a stabile!

Teachers Guide for completing the family Christmas Greeting

Family Christmas Greeting

family christmas greeting-angels on window



This craft fits every family size


Share your family's joy and the message of Christmas in your house or to the neighborhood.

Hang the family greeting in your house or facing out a window!

No matter how big or small a family is, this will work!

This Christmas craft brings in the whole family

The hanger collar looks like it drapes over the hanger, but it only looks that way! It tricks your eye. Just match up the front and back carefully.

family christmas greeting-candles family christmas greeting-angels on door


ART NOTE: Some movable sculpture is known as a mobile. Maybe you have seen one hanging in a building lobby or on a stand or in an art museum.

This craft is art as a Stabile: A stabile is one kind of stationary abstract sculpture, developed by the 20th-century American artist Alexander Calder. It usually hangs or is held up on a stand or hook, but does not move! (stabe -eel)

Luke 2:14, John 9:5
grades 1-5
Sunday School Kids Christmas Craft

Special material needed: one hanger for each student.

Copies of front and back collar and family symbols for for each student

Markers or crayons
Glue (white glue would be better than glue sticks)
Clear Tape
One hanger for each student - either plastic or metal

Follow these instructions and it will be VERY EASY.

making your greeting collar

The collar may fit different hanger styles a little differently - that's ok!

Now make your family Symbols - Stars- Candles or Angels

# 14 note - Please fold the tabs before placing under the hanger and then re-open. It is easier this way.

making your family symbols

Give the class ideas to tell mom where it could go, or print the page about it as a take home sheet to accompany the Family Christmas Greeting

How to use your Christmas greeting

or print out our word document at the end.

These are all provided as Microsoft Word Documents to minimize printing issues. You will be asked if you prefer to open or save the file. The choice is yours. (You can always save it after you open it as another option.)


Choose your collar FRONT
(Fronts have glue tabs, backs do not)

my family at christmas merry nativity to color
My family at Christmas
        105 Front to color
Merry Christmas Nativity
        202 Front to color
angels-star-to-color merry nativity
Welcome Jesus Angels
        401 Front to color
Merry Christmas Nativity
        202c Colored Front
welcome jesus-angels-star welcom jesus star
Welcome Jesus Angels
        401c Partly Colored         Front

Welcome Jesus
        501 Front-You-design-it

merry christmas to color merry christmas to color patterns
Merry Christmas
        601  Front to color
Merry Christmas
        701 Front- patterns to         color (most time)
merry christmas- colored

Go on to choose a back

(You could possibly use a front as shown above for the back, but you would have to cut off the tabs.)

Merry Christmas
        601c Colored front

Choose a collar BACK

holy family holy family-my family
Holy Family
        104 Back
Holy Family-My Family
        401 Back
nativity-heart-star angel message
Nativity -heart-star
        501 Back
Angel Joy
        602 Back
nativity blank


Go on to get your family greeting symbols

Nativity to complete
        701 Back

Family Greeting Symbols

candles to color angels to color
Family greeting Candles
        to color: 3 to a page
Family greeting Angels
        to color: 3 to a page
stars to color angels3 colored
Family greeting Stars
        to color: 4 to a page
Family greeting Angels
        COLORED: 3 to a page

Printout Instructions and or Parents page

MS Word document instructions and parent hanging suggestion page