We love stretching out Christmas for as long as possible. Celebrating every aspect of this wonderful time of year. Enter Epiphany Crafts for Kids or also known as Three Kings Day (also known as dia de los reyes). Epiphany is the day that the Magi arrive in Jerusalem to meet Baby Jesus. They are late and it is 12 days after Christmas. So if you are looking to find out when is three kings day it is always on the 6th January. Many countires celebrate 3 Kings Day with a special 3 Kings Day cake. And in some countries (e.g. Spain) children used to get their gifts on this day – which kind of made sense, as the Magi came bearing gifts. Of the years we have made a few simple 3 kings day activities with the kids. We always eat cake and follow the tradition of hiding a ceramic figurine in the cake. The person to find it, is king for the day!! It is alos the day that our Magi finally reach our nativity set. They start on their journey around the living room on Christmas Eve, finally arriving on the 6th January. It is a super fun and simple tradition. Anyway. On to our simple Three Wise Men crafts and activities for kids. If you fancy more Christmas Crafts for kids keep reading!
Three Wise Men Crafts
Three Kings Tissue Paper Puppets – a friend of mine from Austria shared this three wise men craft with us. I love the simple use of corks and tissue paper to create this quick and easy paper puppets for Three Kings Day!
As you know we are GREAT fans of Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for kids, so of course, we have to have a set of TP Roll Kings. These of course are perfect for a Toilet Paper Roll Nativity or any Epiphany Celebrations….
…and they come complete with TP Roll Camel!! How fun is he!!! The perfect entrance of the magi to the nativity scene.
On Three Kings Day we eat a panatone (yes, it isn’t quite the traditional epiphany cakes.. but you have to start traditions taht you can continue.. and after Christmas life is on wind down.. so a Panatone is the best comprimise Three Kings Day cake for us!!). The winner of the Three Kings Day figurine find… gets a golden crown! Learn how quick and easy it is to make these TP Roll Crowns!
This little Recycled three kings day Dress Up Activity still makes me smile. Many moons ago (in fact, I think it is when Red Ted Art first started), Red Ted and I made this oh so simple Magi Outfit for Epiphany.. we scrabbled around the recycling box to find things to craft with. So cute.
Here are some more 3 Kings Day Activities from Blogs we Love:
The lovely Hattifant made some brilliant printable Paper Crowns – she actually has two sets a “plain” set perfect as a Three Kings Day Crown, and also a set for New Year’s Eve. You will want to check out both!
We love these simple Three Wise Men wooden spoons from The Gingerbread House. Aren’t they lovely?
I also love these adorable CRAFT STICK Three Kings Day Craft? So cute and simple and I know my kids would adore them! Hope over to Made by Mollie’s Mum for more!
We also have an amazing set of WINTER Crafts for Kids: