This free printable nativity craft is absolutely perfect for the festive season as you can cut, color and make your own little nativity theatre to tell the Christmas story!
We love sharing printable activities for kids that you can download and this one is great for the holiday season, you can make it together with your child and then play with the figures as you learn about the story of the first Christmas.
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Printable Nativity Set
I love the way that nativity set’s look once they’re set up. They’re such a traditional decoration to have at home and they always look really inviting to play with with all the different figures.
It’s because we know how inviting nativity sets are to play with that we’re sharing one that encourages you and your child to do just that.
This nativity craft has a background featuring a star, Bethlehem and a palm tree and then you can color, cut out and paste your figures who you can move around and play with.
As well as Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus you’ll also find the wise men, a shepherd, a donkey, sheep, a camel and an angel.
Perfect for hands on learning and playing with!
Nativity Set Craft Supplies
- Coloring materials – markers, coloring pencils or crayons
How To Make Your Nativity Theatre Craft
Start by printing out your PDF onto white cardstock. While you can make this nativity craft out of printer paper using this will make it very flimsy and as you don’t want your theatre to fall over while you’re using it I would therefore highly recommend cardstock.
Next color in the background, there are two separate pages for this and cut the page with the stars in half along the dotted line.
Glue the three separate pieces together as shown on the printable and then color and cut out the pictures of the palm tree, Bethlehem, star and moon before gluing these onto your background panels.
Cut out the stable floor and glue it to the back of the scene as shown on the printable.
Cut out the 3D stable and attach it to the background as shown on the PDF. To secure it in place you can either glue the tabs down or if you want to be able to put this theatre set away afterwards you can cut the slots out and use these so that you can dissemble it afterwards.
Color and cut out all of the figures for your nativity and fold their tabs so that they’re able to stand up. you can now arrange and play with your nativity scene!
Do I Need To Color My Nativity Set?
Not at all, i think that coloring your nativity set is a nice activity but if you’re stuck for time and just want to play with it then skip this step.
More Free Printable Christmas Crafts
These are some of my current favorites but do take a look through them all to find the ones that are perfect for your child this festive season.
We love cut and paste crafts as they’re a great way to practice scissor skills and you can end up with a super cute craft at the end.
This build a Christmas tree craft is one of our newest printables and has lots of ornaments that you can color and add to your tree.
I love this cute 3D printable Christmas scene that will look fantastic displayed at home too.
Finally our printable gingerbread house craft makes a great decoration and there’s two different designs to choose from too so you can opt for our design which has loads of sweets and candy drawn onto it already or opt to add your own.
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