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Nativity Craft for Kids (free printable)

Nativity Craft for Kids (free printable)

It’s Christmas Time! Are you looking for an easy nativity craft? This printable nativity craft is a fun way to make your own nativity scene. This printable nativity set shares the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus. Young children will be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas while being involved in imaginative play. Print the entire nativity scene onto card stock or just parts of it.


  1. Color the people.
  2. Cut along the dotted lines. Fold the tabs
  3. Use a glue stick to secure the cones.
  4. Play!



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32 Christmas Nativity Crafts

Looking for more nativity craft ideas? We can’t get enough of these crafts this time of year either. Kids, young and old, will be able to complete and enjoy these crafts. Plus, so many of them make the perfect gift or decorations for your house or tree. 



This Nativity Scene Craft uses simple shapes to represent baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. This is one of our most popular free printables and is an easy craft for younger children! Gluing the shapes on is a great way to strengthen fine motor skills.

Surviving a Teacher’s Salary shares a super simple toilet roll nativity set that is a creative way to have little kids make their own nativity starting with just a simple toilet paper roll.

1+1+1=1 offers these perfect Nativity Coloring Pages that are so much fun for kids of all ages. These are great for dinners out or when you may just need time to yourself to get a little cleaning or gift wrapping done.

Adventures of a DIY Mom shows you step by step how to make a nativity ornament using craft sticks and a glue gun. Simple ornaments like this make the perfect Christmas tree decorations. 



Nativity Finger Puppets from Kids Craft Room are so fun! What little kid doesn’t love to put on puppet shows? These nativity finger puppets are perfect for little fingers and help with fine motor skills too!

This Stained Glass Nativity Craft from Meaningful Mama is a cute suncatcher or a lovely nativity ornament to gift someone special. This would also be a great craft for a Sunday School Class.

Unlike other paper plate crafts, this Paper Plate Manger Craft from Pink Stripey Socks pops right out of the paper plate. Making it the perfect dinner table centerpiece for your Christmas Eve dinner. 

Nativity Peg Dolls from Catholic Icing. She shares a free printable that you modge podge onto the peg doll and then the last step is painting their heads. This would be an amazing gift!



Looking for a cute nativity gift to give grandparents? This felt nativity ornament by Do Small Things With Love is absolutely adorable. She gives you the pattern and directions to help make this craft easy! 

If you have some extra paper lunch bags around your house, I Can Teach My Child uses these paper bags to create a paper bag manager complete with a baby Jesus.

If your child constantly asks you when Christmas is, this baby Jesus advent countdown calendar by Big Family Blessings may be the perfect solution. Including a small popsicle stick, baby Jesus and the Christmas star, it is a fun and easy nativity activity.

Children love playing with their food. So why not use graham crackers and candy to create a fun and edible nativity scene? Gluesticks gives you all of the information you need to create a delicious snack. 



Salt dough is always a tradition near Christmas time. People love to create salt dough ornaments for their tree! The Imagination Tree has a great salt dough nativity scene ornament made out of your child’s handprint. The perfect gift. 

My Little House gives you the perfect nativity paper scene. Each piece is very easy to put together. Just cut, fold, and glue. It will give your child endless amounts of playtime and help them learn the nativity story as well. 

This wooden nativity from Mess For Less is simple and easy to make. It would look perfect on your fireplace mantle or on a shelf in the kitchen or living room. Let your children pick what colors to paint Mary and Joseph and enjoy this simple Christmas decoration. 

An angel is a large part of the nativity story, and this paper plate angel by Crafts by Amanda is a simple and sparkly craft to help celebrate this special time.



If you or your kids can crochet, then you should try your hand at these crocheted Jesus, Mary, and Joseph from Fave Crafts. Definitely not for the beginner crocheter, but definitely a unique activity! 

Nativity activities for kids do not need to be expensive. Just ask Bargain Mom. She created a nativity scene from wooden spoons, a flower pot, and leftover fabric and yarn! A cute craft if you are looking for something quick and inexpensive.  

These popsicle stick figures are a simple print, color, and glue nativity activity from Bible Fun For Kids. It even comes with a cute song you can sing while holding the craft stick puppets with your child. 

You know the struggle if you send Christmas cards to friends and family. Trying to find outfits, getting everyone to smile, or finding the perfect card in the store. Kids Craft Room has created the cutest nativity cards for Christmas.  



The Christmas tree is perfect for showing off some beautiful nativity decorations. This nativity start craft by Happy Brown House is an easy craft for kids. Including a baby Jesus and a popsicle star. 

If you are teaching your child about shapes or if they need a little more practice with them. You could create this shapes nativity scene from Big Family Blessings. It is created with craft paper, glue sticks, and out of all different shape pieces.  

Rainy Day Mum has a great tutorial for DIY nativity story stones. A fun way to tell your little one the story of Jesus and include a fun prop to help them visualize it as you read a book or tell it yourself. 

If you have a little one, this fingerprint baby in a manger craft is the perfect activity! Little kids just love dipping their fingers in that squishy paint.  Crafty Morning gives you all the details on making this easy craft, and it will make the perfect addition to your fridge! 



The three kings are such an important part of the nativity story, and it’s important to remember the three kings. This craft by Glued To My Crafts creates the three kings from popsicle sticks, cotton balls, and card stock. 

Are you someone who likes the lights down low during Christmas time? Letting the tree lights brighten the room and maybe some candles. This nativity shadowbox can give any room the perfect glow. I Can Teach My Child uses a plastic to-go container, tissue paper, and black paper to create a nativity-themed shadowbox. 

Rhythms of Play has a walnut shell baby Jesus ornament that will make the perfect addition to your Christmas tree or an easy gift for a grandparent. Using a walnut shell and wooden bead, your child can create the cutest baby Jesus.  

Create these three kings by Red Ted Craft from toilet paper rolls, yarn, and paint. They make for easy toys and your child can learn all about the three kings and their part in the nativity story. 



Making the nativity story more interactive for toddlers is a great way to keep them engaged. We have developed a nativity dice game. Get your toddler counting and creating a nativity scene. 

Another easy printable nativity scene, Catholic Icing, has created an easy roll-and-glue nativity scene. It includes all of the pieces needed, from sheep to the Christmas angel this easy paper nativity has it all! 

If you aren’t very good at crafts but want to teach your child the nativity story and all about the birth of Jesus. You can use these printable finger puppets from Hart of the Mountain. All you need to do is print them out and color them. 

Have an empty cookie jar laying around? Or running to Walmart and want to pick on up? If you have older children, this cookie jar nativity scene from The Lettered Cottage could be a lot of fun for them to create. Plus, you can change the scene with different holidays, making the craft a year-long adventure. 



Christmas time is one of the busiest times of the year and you your children can quickly get lost in the shuffle. Spend some quality time with them and try some of these nativity crafts for kids. They are the perfect addition to your Christmas countdown and lessons.