This free printable nutcracker template is perfect for creating Christmas crafts with your child and with four different designs to download there’s bound to be a template that’s perfect for you no matter if you want to try out a simple art idea or use this as a nutcracker coloring page.
In this post you’ll find lots of ideas for nutcracker crafts and activities that you can try out at home, in a classroom or preschool as well as details of some of our other favorite free printable Christmas craft templates.
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As a child I loved watching the nutcracker ballet during the holiday season with the Mouse King, Clara and all those amazing dancers, the dance of the sugar plumb fairy will always be a classic and that music always makes me think of Christmas.
Nutcrackers are one of those things that have become part of Christmas culture whether you’ve seen the ballet or not (although I definitely recommend it!) and they’re something that you now often see amongst Christmas decorations in homes and stores.
Our free nutcracker template has four different designs to download that you can find in the PDF file.
The first is a basic nutcracker outline that you can add more details to. The second template also includes buttons on your nutcrackers boots, hat and uniform. The third and fourth template also have the nutcrackers face drawn in with an open mouth on the third picture and a closed one on the fourth.
You can print out all of the designs or just the one that you want to use and being able to print as many copies as you like means that this is also great for using in preschools, schools and youth groups or libraries.
Nutcracker Craft Ideas
Coloring: Coloring is always a popular activity, especially at this time of year when kids can get a bit overwhelmed with everything that’s going on. It’s always good to have a couple of calm activities planned to get you through the festive season! All you need to do to use these as nutcracker coloring sheets is just print out your favorite page and grab your markers, crayons or coloring pencils.
Stickers: Stickers are normally quite easy and cheap to get hold of and they’re a good way to support your child’s fine motor skills too. Why not try using colored dot stickers with this template to make the buttons on your nutcracker’s uniform?
Add a Photo: Personalised crafts always make great keepsakes so if you want to add a photo to your nutcracker craft I’d recommend that you print your template onto cardstock rather than paper to make it that little bit more sturdy. For this activity color in your nutcracker and then cut out a photo of your child’s face before gluing it onto your template to make a nutcracker that looks like them!
Playdough Mat: Playdough has always been really popular with my own kids and again it’s both something that a lot of us have at home and as a sensory activity it’s also a good way to help keep your kiddos nice and calm. To make these designs into playdough mats I would recommend laminating them and then you can use playdough to design your nutcrackers uniform or color in their hair or some rosy cheeks.
More Free Christmas Templates
I’ve shared loads of free printable templates for kids crafts and you won’t be surprised that we have tons with a Christmas theme.
These templates are great for encouraging some creativity with your child and with each one you’ll always find a few ideas for how you can use them.
Of course it’s not Christmas without Santa and I adore is sweet Santa craft templates.
There are three different designs and they’re great for crafts like making a cotton wool beard.
The gingerbread man is another classic story that is often told near to Christmas and making gingerbread is a traditional activity for this time of year too.
Our gingerbread man template is great for crafting with or how about trying out this one as a mosaic?
Finally this snowflake template is perfect for using during the whole of winter and has both a large snowflake design and smaller ones to decorate.
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