If you’re a fan of the Nutcracker ballet then be sure to grab our free printable build a nutcracker craft that’s perfect for Christmas.
This paper craft is free to download and kids can color, cut and paste to make their own nutcracker,
This is a really fun project to do in during the festive season either at home with your kids or in a classroom where you could make a whole nutcracker army perfect for decorating your room or bulletin board with!
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I’m really enjoying sharing lots of cut out crafts at the moment, they’re a great way for your kids to practice their scissor skills while they make some cute crafts and decorations for the holiday season.
As a kid I really enjoyed watching the nutcracker ballet, it’s a total classic with Clara, the mouse king and the dance of the sugar plum fairy. I love as well that the more recent Disney adaptation has helped to keep it relevant for children now.
If you wanted to use your finished craft as an ornament to hang on a Christmas tree then just attach a loop or ribbon to the back of it using tape.
If you’re making this with a group of kids where the ages or abilities are mixed then you might also want to look at our nutcracker template – this has four different designs that kids can color or decorate without needed to use scissors so it’s a great option for younger children or our split pin nutcracker craft.
Build a Nutcracker Craft Supplies
- Nutcracker craft template printed onto white paper or cardstock
- Coloring materials – coloring pencils, colored markers or crayons
- Glue or double sided tape
Build a Nutcracker Activity
Start by printing your PDF onto white paper or cardstock. Using either is fine, cardstock will make your nutcracker craft a little more durable however printer paper is a little easier to cut.
Next color in all the parts of your nutcracker including his drum and drumsticks and then cut all the separate pieces out using your scissors.
Glue the nutcracker’s head on top of his body and then glue his hat on top of that. Stick his arms onto the sides of his body.
Turn the body of your nutcracker over and then glue the legs onto the back of his body.
Fold the top of your drum over and put this over the nutcrackers shoulders before sticking it down at the back of his body.
Stick the drumsticks to the back of your nutcracker’s hands and your craft is finished.
More Free Printable Christmas Crafts for Kids
As a mom myself I love sharing ideas for Christmas activities and crafts that you can do without having to spend a lot of money, I know too well myself how quickly costs can add up but I also know how much you’ll want to have fun with your kids and make this Christmas special.
We have loads of free printables for Christmas with loads of things that you can download to help you get creative at home or in a classroom.
There’s tons that you can grab but these are some of my current favorites.
Everyone loves to receive a homemade cards and this free printable Christmas card makes it super easy for you to make some. Just print out our design, color it and it’s ready for a cute message inside.
For a Christmas craft you’ll want to display why not grab our free printable gingerbread house craft?
This 3D design can be used with an LED tealight inside it so that it can light up and there’s also two different designs so that you can color in our gingerbread house or add your own decorations instead.
This simple cut and paste nativity craft is a great way to help kids learn the Christmas story. You can color in all the different characters, cut them out and then glue them around the stable.
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Cut and Paste Nutcracker Craft
- Glue or double sided tape
- Coloring materials colored pencils, markers or crayons
- Nutcracker craft PDF
- Print the craft PDF onto white paper or cardstock and color it in.
- Cut out the separate parts of the craft.
- Glue the head onto the body of the nutcracker, the arms onto the side of the body and the hat onto the nutcracker's head.
- Glue the legs onto the back of the nutcracker.
- Fold over the top of the straps for the drum and then glue these onto the back of the nutcracker's body over their shoulders.
- Glue the drumsticks onto the back of the nutcrackers hands.