This Christmas Stable for a Nativity Scene is made of a small wooden box, covered with sawed strips of cedar shingles 1 1/2″ wide. A hole is cut out of the back at floor level to admit a light socket and small blue bulb which rests in the rear animal stall. This is lightly covered with some non-flammable material to diffuse the light. Small animal figures are placed in the stalls and straw or excelsior is scattered around on the floor.
The holy figures are simply cut out of magazines and children’s books , pasted on cardboard, or on 1/4″ plywood and sawed out. A small brad is driven part way into the bottom of the figure and the head is clipped off slantwise with nippers, allowing the figure to be stuck onto the floor and remain upright.