Well now those blank pieces of wood have been painted and assembled into this:
I painted everything before gluing them together. I used regular craft paint, and just mixed the colors I had to make the colors you see in the picture. I then glued the heads (found in the small wood section of craft stores) to the blocks using wood glue-let them dry a few days.
I made a number of nativity sets to give out to family and friends. Now if I could figure out how to ship them without any incidence of breaking...but I also realized that the small flat rate boxes from USPS aren't big enough to mail a Nativity set and other presents to family....I'm off to find a bigger box that wont cost much more to ship.
Are you shipping any presents this year? Who is the best 'company' to use (UPS/USPS/FEDEX)? I appreciate your input!