I ordered this porcelain Nativity set from Oriental Trading 2 years ago. We didn't have a chance to paint them last year and I am so glad that we waited. Kaylee is old enough to help this year and so it was a project that they could all do together.
They used acrylic paint and after the paint had dried, I touched up any spots that weren't completely covered. A couple of coats of clear spray paint and they were finished.
They really got into the character that they chose to paint. Kaylee claimed the "baby" and "Momma" right away. They each painted a wise man since there were 3. Aaron wanted the camel, the cow (he painted the "milker" pink on it, lol), a sheep, and the shepherd, and Dallin wanted to paint the donkey and angel.