I thought of this flip around nativity after buying a little statue of Mary pregnant last Advent and putting her in the Nativity scene in place of not pregnant Mary. And then on Christmas Eve we replaced pregnant Mary with not pregnant Mary and baby Jesus. It was a big hit in the house!
Since I’m not a statue carver, I had to make-do with what I had. I painted the images and put their prints on 3.5 X 2 X 1-ish blocks of wood painted green and distressed. Joseph is on one block and both Marys are on the other block on opposing sides. All during Advent, display pregnant Mary and then on Christmas Eve, just flip her around and voila! Mary and baby Jesus. The Nativity is complete and a Merry Christmas is had by all.
Please allow up to but not necessarily a week for artisaning.