Looking for a nativity craft for kids? We think this free printable nativity scene is perfect!
It’s design is 3D so it will stand up on it’s own and you can see all the main characters of the nativity in it.
There’s lots of coloring for kids to enjoy and its cute design means this is a Christmas craft they can be proud of and you’ll want to display.
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Nativity Scene Craft
This printable nativity set has to be one of my favorite crafts that we’ve shared, it’s so sweet and it’s going to look gorgeous on display in your home.
I love it when kids can contribute to the Christmas decor and this is one that I think will be perfect for it!
This PDF contains four pages and is free to download.
You’ll find three pages of the craft template itself and one page which also contains the instructions for making it.
All of the important Christmas nativity figures are included in this craft. You’ll find the baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, three wise men, a shepherd and an angel.
As well as these charters the craft also includes sheep, a donkey, a camel, the Christmas star and the town of Bethlehem in the background behind the stable itself.
You can print as many copies as you like so as well as this being a Christmas craft that you can make with your child at home it would also be great for use in Sunday Schools or in a classroom.
More Nativity Printables
As well as this printable nativity craft we have loads more free printables available on this website including lots with a nativity theme.
If you are teaching your children or kids in your Sunday school, preschool or classroom about the Christmas story in the lead up to the big day then why not check some more of these out.
Nativity Craft Template – printed onto cardstock
Glue – Double sided tape is normally best to ensure that the craft is held together firmly
How To Make Your Nativity Scene
Print your nativity craft template onto white cardstock. You could use paper for this but cardstock gives it that bit more stability.
Make sure that when you print the template out that you choose ‘fit to page’ to ensure that it prints out correctly.
Colour in the three pages of the craft template. I’ve gone for coloring pencils to do this but my daughter and her friend have also made this craft and used markers for it which made it gorgeous and bright.
It’s worth noting that when you color in the third page (with Merry Christmas written on it) not all of the page will be seen so you don’t need to color too far down.
Next you need to cut out the three separate parts for the craft. There’s a dotted line around each part to help guide you.
This is definitely a stage for older kids or adults to do as you need to make sure that you cut around all the tabs correctly and you will also need to cut out the centre of the first page inside the stable and around the manger so that you can see through the middle of the craft once it’s constructed.
Finally you need to stick the three parts of your nativity craft together.
I’ve used double sided tape rather than a glue stick for this because in my experience it’s really good at holding things together strongly and you don’t need to worry about glue becoming unstuck.
You’ll find a reminder of the instructions both on the PDF and the tabs themselves to show to where to attach each one but as a guide you’ll fold each tab and then stick A1 to A2, B1 to B2 etc. Trust me it’s easy to follow!
There’s also solid lines on the roof of the stable which you will need to fold and again these are highlighted on the printable.
Once you have connected all the tabs your nativity craft is complete and ready to display.
More Nativity Craft Ideas
These nativity story stones are a great way for your child to learn to re-tell the Christmas story themselves or you can use them as inspiration for painting rocks for others to find.
This handprint angel craft is easy to make thanks to our free printable template.
Using your child’s handprints for the angel’s wings also means that this makes a gorgeous keepsake too.
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Free Printable Nativity Craft
- Nativity Craft Template
- Coloring materials markers, coloring pencils or crayons
- Double sided tape or glue
- Print your craft template out onto white cardstock.
- Color in all three pages of the craft.
- Cut out the different parts of the template following the dotted lines.
- Fold the templates tabs and along the roof of the stable as shown on the PDF.
- Follow the instructions on the printable to glue the three pages together and create the 3D stable roof.