I cut two gray ovals and then a small oval for his face. After embroidering the eyes, mouth, and nose, I stitched the face to the gray "blanket". Derek suggested that it needed some blanket folds. I just used some triangular-shaped scraps to add the folds and thought it added the right touch.
Christmas morning when M found the last advent book for our calendar, baby Jesus was there to be added to the manger instead of a piece of hay. She knew exactly who he was and what to do with him.
I was really pleased with our advent calendar and how we prepared for baby Jesus' birth by adding a piece of "hay" daily to the manger. We'll definitely do it again next year! I also want to do this Jesse Tree and with the felt tree I already made.