Christmas Nativity ~ FREE Crafts for Kids

FREE Nativity Playset Background; free printable

Here’s a wonderful smorgasbord of FREE printable Christmas Nativity crafts and activities for kids, roughly organised into sections, although they may overlap. And then check out the Christmas Master List for 500+ FREE Nativity colouring pages; puzzles; booklets; posters, bookmarks, photo frames, paper gifts, stationery, Happy Birthday Jesus, and all things FREE Nativity for kids… enjoy!

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Order of this post:

  • Nativity Scene
  • Nativity Dress up / Room Decorations
  • Magi / Wisemen
  • Christmas Star
  • Nativity Ornaments
  • How about something different?

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CHRISTMAS NATIVITY ~ CRAFTS / ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

  • Nativity Scene

Oh Holy Night – FREE Christmas Nativity playset  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with twinkling stars, a purple night sky background and Bible verses from Luke 1:31-33; 2:7-8 – And, behold, you shall conceive in your womb and bring forth a son, and shall call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David. And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end… And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were greatly afraid; use it as a playset, for crafts, as a poster, or as a background to your nativity scene; print on A4 photo paper or craft card and laminate for best results. To make a standing nativity background for your nativity scene, lightly fold or curve the playset background; adhere a couple of ‘L’ shaped cardboard tabs to the back; or twist out a couple of paper clips to the back; free printable

FREE Nativity Playset Background; free printable

Christmas Nativity – puppet theatre  (sarahjanestudios) to make and colour, complete with stage, background scene, and Nativity images to colour, cut out and use as puppets – Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, shepherds, wise men, animals; free printable

Christmas Nativity – 3D paper toys to make  (mylittlehouse) make your own standing Nativity scene; Animal – 3D paper toys to complete your Nativity; or make a whole 3D Bible Town; Christmas Nativity – 3D paper toys to make Baby Jesus, manger, Mary, Joseph, shepherd, sheep, cat; Christmas Nativity scene – pop up card to make with Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, shepherds, angel, animals, stable, manger, palm trees; Christmas Nativity – 3D pictures to make  Nativity scene – Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, shepherd and sheep; the visit of the magi; Christmas Nativity – diorama to make; free printable

Christmas Nativity – craft  (papeis) make your own standing Nativity scene complete with picket fence; Christmas Nativity – craft  make your own standing Nativity scene; free printable

Christmas Nativity – playset  (Biblefunforkids) cute Nativity figures to colour, cut out and play with, hang on your Christmas tree, make a nativity scene, or make a Nativity mobile, glue them to craft sticks to turn them into puppets, or use them to make your own cards or gift tags; Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, shepherds, sheep, magi, angel, stable with donkey, sheep and a ‘Jesus is born’ star-shaped sign; another cute Christmas Nativity – playset  (scroll down and click on ‘you can print everything here’ for the colour version; or ‘here is the black and white copy’ for one to colour in) and it is also available in Spanish; here is a smaller Christmas Nativity set  (scroll down to ‘here are the printables for the worksheet part of the lapbook’ and click on ‘colour’ or ‘black and white’ under the picture; Christmas Nativity – door hanger to make  (scroll down to the ‘Birth of Jesus door hanger’ picture)  Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph in the stable; more cute Nativity crafts and activities for kids; free printable

Christmas Nativity – paper chain craft  (123homeschool4me) to help your children memorize Luke 2; free printable

Away in a Manger – dice game  (activity-mom) a game to play or use the figures to make a cute nativity scene; Bible People – printable  decorate your Nativity scene with some of these Bible figures who all rejoiced to see the Messiah or were part of His genealogy; and maybe your child might like to make a similar cut-out figure of themselves standing with these famous Bible figures from history; free printable

Christmas Nativity – matching game  (sisterssuitcasblog) to make and colour with cute Nativity graphics; free printable

Christmas Nativity – activity sheet  (ministry-to-children) of Jesus in the Manger to colour and make; cut and paste activity; God gave His Son – craft  a Christmas tree to decorate and colour using ornaments in the shape of letters to form these words: ‘God gave His Son’; How Jesus’ cross connects to Christmas – lesson ideas; Christmas Nativity – playset with simple lines for younger children; Christmas Nativity – playing cards; free printable

Christmas Nativity – sun catcher craft  (craftingthewordofGod); Christmas Nativity – 3D standing craft; free printable

Christmas Nativity – playset  (supercoloring) Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, cow, donkey, and star; Christmas Nativity – playset  with more characters – Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, magi, sheep, cow, donkey, camel, hen and chicks, star, Bethlehem buildings, palm trees; free printable

DIY Christmas Nativity – playset background  (ourcraftsnthings) cut out a barn shape and add it to a black piece of paper for your background, add some raffia wisps, draw in some stars, then add your characters and animals

God’s Unfolding Story – Christmas Nativity crafts for kids  (sundayschoolzone) to make; Gabriel visited Mary – paper puppets to cut out, with playset background, in colour; Mary visited Elizabeth – paper puppets to cut out with playset background in colour; Baby Jesus in the Manger – paper plate craft; Shepherd – paper roll craft; Simeon and Anna meet Baby Jesus – paper puppets to cut out with playset background in colour; free printable

3D Christmas Nativity – craft  (marloesdevee) make your own standing 3D Nativity paper wrap-around figures in full colour or to colour; free printable

Christmas Nativity – craft  (ateachingmommy) make your own Nativity scene; cut and glue activity; Christmas Nativity – activities  letter recognition, roll and build, shadow matching activities and more ideas for tots; free printable

Christmas Nativity Scene – 3D standing craft  (kimmitzothompson) cut out and colour Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, wise men, cow, donkey, sheep, rooster, stable to make your own Nativity; Christmas Nativity – door hanger to make and colour; Baby Jesus – paper plate craft  Baby Jesus in the manger with a star over Him to hang as an ornament; Christmas Nativity – craft  make an ornament with Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, sheep, and a star using popsicle sticks as the manger; in colour; Angel – craft; free printable

Christmas Nativity – crafts for kids  (happyhomefairy) that help point your family’s hearts to Jesus; Baby Jesus – crafts for kids; 12 ways to have a Christ-centred Christmas  Last week Noah mentioned to me that all he wanted for Christmas was a football helmet… And to hold baby Jesus. I think he is on to something. So crawl out from under the bed of busy and climb into the manger next to that precious Child who this season is all about; Christ-centred Christmas activities; Baby Jesus – crafts; Christmas – activity list; cool ideas for younger children; free printable

Christmas Nativity Scene – paper roll craft  (happyhooligans) make a cute Nativity scene using paper rolls and fabric scraps (or adapt for scrapbook paper scraps); Christmas Nativity – popsicle stick craft make Nativity characters out of popsicle sticks and fabric scraps; Christmas Nativity – sensory bin; Candle – paper roll craft; Love Joy Peace Candles – paper roll craft; Angel – crafts 5 different ideas using doilies, paper rolls, seashells, cork, coffee filters; Christmas Nativity – crafts; free printable

Christmas Nativity – mobile  (ministryark) to make and colour; free printable

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Christmas card 2005

A Christmas Card from Estefany 2005 :)

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Christmas Nativity – craft  (makinglearningfun) cut, fold, glue and colour craft to make a card that opens up to find Baby Jesus and words on the outside – open this present and you will see, the very best present God gave you and me; free printable

Christmas Nativity Scene – 3D craft  (lbrummer68739) cut up and paint a cereal box to use as a Nativity background; colour and cut out Nativity images to glue onto it; Christmas Nativity – 3D craft a large manger scene to make and colour using a box as the stable; templates patterns are provided; this one would be a great homeschool or Sunday school activity or a backdrop to a Nativity play; Christmas Nativity – pop up craft; Blanket for Baby Jesus – craft design your own quilt for the baby; Christmas Nativity – standing craft  to cut, colour and make; God’s Greatest Gift – Nativity wreath craft a wreath with Baby Jesus in the manger and a star; Christmas Nativity – craft a mini diorama to make inside a cube; free printable

Christmas Nativity – crafts  (amysfreeideas; scroll down the ‘Christmas crafts’ column) cut and fold nativity scenes; stand up Nativity scenes to make, including one where it folds up to look like a closed barn door; Nativity game; free printable

Christmas Nativity – finger puppets  (thecraftyclassroom) with finger holes; free printable

Christmas Nativity – finger puppets  (hartofthemountain) cut and fold craft, or make your own Nativity scene with pieces that will stand up; to colour; free printable

Christmas Nativity Scene – craft  (lifeyourway) simple cut and fold craft – Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, shepherd, magi, angel, sheep, star, hut/stable; in colour or to colour; free printable

Christmas Nativity – craft  (edupics) cut around the shapes, then colour and make into a Nativity scene; Christmas Nativity – 3D standing craft to colour and make; Christmas Nativity – 3D standing craft cut, fold and colour; Christmas Nativity – cut and fold craft – in colour or to colour with small strips that fold back to help it stand; Christmas Nativity – craft  manger scene to make in colour; Christmas Nativity Scene – in colour or to colourChristmas Nativity – standing craft  cut, fold and colour; Christmas Nativity – mobile to make held by a large star with Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, magi, animals; various Nativity scenes; free printable

Christmas Nativity – crafts  (Biblestoryprintables) free printable

Christmas Nativity – bingo  (answersingenesis); The Hope of Christmas—musical game  a version of musical chairs for your homeschool or Sunday school students using 20 Bible review questions about the birth of the promised Messiah; The Preparation of Christmas – game  a fast paced game using two teams switching chairs while they answer 23 Bible questions; The Joy of Christmas—game another team game with action and fun as students review 20 questions; Gift Go-Round – game another version of musical chairs, this time unwrapping gift boxes inside gift boxes and finishing with a prize to share during a devotional discussion – God always keeps His promises. God gave people the hope of a Saviour. It took many years for the right time to come, but God kept his word and the Saviour was born as promised; free printable

Christmas Nativity – craft  (lucypaintbox; scroll down) one-page nativity or a full nativity to make; in colour or to colour; also Nativity Christmas cards/folded booklets to make; free printable

Christmas Nativity – pop-up craft  (pinkstripeysocks) fold a paper plate in half, cut it out and decorate to make a standing Nativity

Christmas Nativity – craft  (digitprop) make your own Nativity scene; each of the 24 pieces are designed to be attached to match boxes so they can stand up; or add an extra flap that folds back so they can stand up; free printable

Stained Glass Nativity – craft  (meaningfulmama) a Nativity silhouette template to cut out in black paper and then add a stained glass effect with coloured fragments of tissue paper; hang them in your window or turn it into a mobile; you could also print it on white paper and use it as a learn to draw activity by filling in the details; 35+ Christ-Centered Christmas activities nativity crafts, angel crafts, family traditions, Scripture based Christmas activities, decorations and ways your family can serve this season; free printable

Searching for the Nativity – scavenger hunt  (amyswanderings) or use the images for crafts; in colour or to colour; free printable

Christmas Nativity Scene – craft  (Biblewise) cut and paste activity; free printable

Christmas Nativity – fold a house craft  (churchhousecollection) make a box with Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph on it; to colour; free printable

Christmas Nativity – board game  (flamecreativekids); Christmas Nativity Journey – board game; Christmas Nativity – story cube  telling the Nativity story; DIY Fuzzy Felt Nativity  that could be adapted for paper; Christmas Nativity – discovery box full of items connected to the Nativity story for tiny hands to explore; Christmas Nativity – dress up ideas for kids; Christmas Nativity – pass the parcel game; Christmas Nativity – craft rounded images to cut out and use for crafts – make your own puppets, make a mobile, story spoons, etc; more Christmas Nativity crafts for kids; free printable

Christmas Nativity – playset  (wildolive) Baby Jesus, Joseph, Mary and the shepherds; designed for felt, but could easily be adapted for paper; The Stable – craft with manger, Joseph, Mary, star and stable; also designed for felt, but could easily be adapted for paper; Christmas Nativity – 3D craft make a cute clay Nativity scene; free printable

Christmas Nativity – activity pack  (1plus1plus1equals1) using early learning skills like ABCs, counting, reading, shapes, colours and more; for younger children; free printable

Christmas Nativity – finger puppets  (craftaholicsanonymous) cut, fold and colour; free printable

Christmas Nativity – standing craft  (prettyprudent) make your own Nativity scene or finger puppets to colour and make; designed for material but this template could easily be adapted for paper; free printable

Christms Nativity Scene – to make  (paperdollsandtoys) in a vintage style that will stand up as one piece using hill and valley folds; free printable

Shepherd – crafts  (Jesus-without-language) shepherd signposts to make (cute idea) and a Nativity game; Magi – crafts; Christmas Nativity – crafts for kids; free printable

Christmas Nativity – puppets  (simplelivingmama; click on the first picture to download) to cut out and make; free printable

Christmas Nativity Scene – to make  (truewaykids) to wrap around paper rolls;  Christmas Nativity – activities  make your own Nativity scene, Christmas Nativity baubles craft, Nativity character cards; Christmas Nativity – activity booklets for kids  crafts and activities for kids; various topics – the angel appears to Mary, Jesus is born, the shepherds, the wise men; Christmas Nativity – character cards to use for crafts, games and activities; Simeon and Anna meet Baby Jesus – activity bookletThe Shepherds look for Jesus – positional story book  positional words describe the position of people or objects, e.g. ‘in’, ‘under’, ‘over’; identify the positional words in each sentence and move the shepherds through the story; in colour or to colour; for younger children; free printable

Nativity – cut and paste activity  (Christianchildrensauthors) 4 activity sheets that each focus on a different part of the Nativity story, from when the angel gave Mary the news to the flight to Egypt. Scripture references are included for each activity page to let you know where to read from. Children listen to the story, choose the pictures that go with it, then cut them out and paste them onto the activity sheet; in colour or to colour; free printable

Christmas Nativity – to make  (madebyjoel) cut around the figures to make your own Nativity scene; Expanded Nativity – to make and a Travel-size Nativity – to make  black on white background; free printable

Christmas Nativity – popsicle stick craft  (eggloentertainment) make it into an ornament, or glue to card and make a Christmas card

Christmas Nativity Scene – to make and colour  (flickr) Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, shepherds, magi, angels; free printable

Christmas Nativity Scene – to make  (kideatsco) cut and arrange; Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, shepherd, magi, angel outline with Bible verse written inside, manger, sheep, star; free printable

Christmas Nativity Scene – craft  (whychristmas) cut, paste and colour to make your own Nativity scene; free printable

Christmas Nativity – craft  (flandersfamily; scroll down) Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph; in colour or to colour; free printable

Nativity – puppet show craft  (sayyes) a cute Sunday school idea or for your own family; this would also make a cool Nativity photo booth for your children’s Christmas photos as they peek over the stage; or dress them in Nativity costumes and use it for your own Nativity theatre stage

Christmas Nativity – DIY Bethlehem playset  (love-and-lollipops) to make from cardboard rolls and a permanent marker; easy and cute

What God Wants for Christmas – activities for kids  (familylife; scroll down to ‘What God wants for Christmas’) craft activity and Nativity scavenger hunt to unwrap the true meaning and wonder of Christmas; free printable

Christmas Journey – board game  (livingwaterbiblegames) Travel with Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus as they journey to Bethlehem and Egypt and back to Nazareth. Answer questions based on the nativity story and their flight to Egypt. Map games are great for helping kids to get familiar with the geography of the Bible lands; Christmas – bingo  review key words and facts from the nativity story; free printable

Christmas Nativity – craft  (sparklebox) cut out and make your own Nativity scene; Christmas Nativity – panorama playset background Bethlehem silhouette backdrop showing the stable/hut and star for your classroom, sandbox, etc; Christmas Nativity – visual aids Nativity and Bethlehem playsets; Nativity – cards 15x15cm printable cards with pictures and words related to the Christmas Nativity story; Nativity – cards 11x11cm; Christmas Nativity – word and picture cards larger letters and smaller pictures; Christmas Nativity – word mat with Nativity words and pictures; Christmas Nativity – banner to use for crafts and activities; Christmas Nativity – performance certificates to give out to children in your Nativity play; free printable

Angel – 3D craft  (ohmyfiesta) with hanging stars; cut out, make a mobile; free printable

Build a Nativity  (thissimplehome) from very simple geometric shapes; in colour or to colour; free printable

Nativity Animals – handprint craft  (planetofthe) for younger children to make into cards or use for crafts from their handprints

God gave His Son – Christmas crafts from around the world  (childrensministry) The gift of Jesus Christ is for everyone, everywhere. People all around the world celebrate the Saviour who was born in a manger. God sent His Son to Earth to die, and pay the penalty for all of our sins. It’s our choice as to whether or not we accept God’s amazing free gift. Help your child sense God’s heart for all people everywhere with some of these Christmas crafts from around the world.

Christmas Nativity Scenes – to make  (papermodelkiosk) pre-printed vintage and stained glass style Nativities from different countries to cut out and make; free printable

Christmas Nativity Scene – silhouette template  (pixabay) Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, shepherd, magi, camel, donkey, cow, sheep; to cut out and use for crafts; free printable

Christmas Nativity – silhouette templates  (silhouettegarden); Nativity Scene – silhouette with Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, stable; Manger – silhouette; Shepherd – silhouette; Christmas star – silhouette; Angel – silhouette; another Angel – silhouette; Cross – silhouette; Dove – silhouette side view; Dove – silhouette front view; to cut and and use for crafts; free printable

Build your own Nativity Scene – craft  (gathered.how) with your choice of characters – Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Wise Men, Angel; and various ideas of how you can use them – e.g. pop up scene in a box, cut and paste; in colour or to colour; free printable

Christmas Nativity – DIY lamp  (instructables) using a jar, a Nativity silhouette of your choice, translucent paper, and LED candle; a fun craft for your homeschool or Sunday students

Christmas Nativity – snack for tots  (thelittlesandme) children build their own lunch (or snack) in the shape of a manger scene as the Christmas story is read; a simple idea but very cute

Birth of Jesus – Nativity board game  (richardgunther; click on ’09’) and there is also a blank black and white version (click on ’24’); free printable

Christmas Nativity – door hanger  (dltk) to make in full colour or to colour; free printable

Happy Birthday Jesus – FREE crafts for kids  several to choose from so they have their own post; free printable

Christmas Bookmark Corners A4

Make your own Christmas Nativity – DIY activity book for kids.

DIY Activity Book for Kids (or adults) custom made with choose your own colouring pages, puzzles, crafts, posters, bookmarks, stationery and other paper gifts; free printable

Christmas Nativity Scene – blank template  (liagriffith) a beautiful Nativity template outline to use for crafts; subscribers only

Christmas Nativity – paper dolls  (designdazzle) to cut out and play with; hang onto your Christmas tree as ornaments, make a Nativity mobile, use as gift tags, or other crafts; subscribers only

Christmas Nativity – to make  (printabelle) in colour; free printable (via ‘add to cart’)

8 Nativity – mini dioramas  (mylittlehouse); Nativity mini world; Nativity – 3D paper toys; for purchase

Christmas Nativity – crafts  (daniellesplace) cute ideas; for purchase

Christmas Nativity – mobile to make  (activityvillage); Christmas Nativity – make your own dioramas  cut out then colour; Nativity – finger puppets to cut out and make a stable scene with Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, angel, shepherds, magi and animals; plus an additional Mary and Joseph on a donkey; Christmas Nativity – (felt board) printables; Christmas Nativity – crafts and activities; more Christmas Nativity activities; members only

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FREE Christmas Nativity poster with Bible verse from Matthew 1:23; free printable

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  • Nativity Dress up / Room Decorations

Christmas Nativity – decorate your classroom  (duckduckgo)

Nativity – face masks  (truewaykids) Mary, Joseph, Shepherd, Magi; free printable

Nativity – face masks  (thedatingdivas) Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the Wise Men with their Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh, the Innkeeper, a Shepherd, a Sheep, a Donkey, an Angel and the Christmas Star; in colour or to colour; free printable

Nativity – face masks  (supercoloring) Mary, Joseph, Wiseman, Angel, Camel, Lamb, Donkey, Ox, Cow, Christmas Star; in colour or to colour; free printable

Nativity – face masks  (sparklebox) for Mary, Joseph, angel, shepherd, donkey, cow; camel; in colour or to colour; more Christmas Nativity – masks; Christmas Nativity – decorate your classroom idea; free printable

Christmas Nativity – animal face masks  (maskspot) donkey; camel; lamb; sheep; horse; cow; bull; goat; grey cat; in colour or to colour; free printable

Angel wings and halo – paper craft  (canon) for dressup; free printable

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  • Magi (Wise Men)

Camel – ornaments to make  (wildolive) use as ornaments, gift tags or make a card with this adorable camel with a really cute saddle flap that opens up; very cute; free printable

Wise Men’s Christmas Adventure – paper puppets  (sundayschoolzone) with playset background to cut out; Wise Men’s – craft the magi present their gifts; a cut and paste activity; Wise Men – ornament to make in colour or to colour; free printable

Wise Men – peanut ornaments  (freefunChristmas) cute ornaments made from peanuts, felt, paper crowns and sequins to hang on your tree; or make a Nativity mobile

Magi – silhouette template  (pixabay) to cut out and use for crafts; free printable

Magi – paper roll craft  (sundayschoolcrafts); Gold Frankincense Myrrh – craft  in colour or to colour; free printable

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh – photos  (duckduckgo) let’s have a look at those original birthday gifts from the Magi / Wise Men to Baby Jesus; why not print them out, dress up as Nativity characters and have the magi put them in their treasure gift box as gifts for Baby Jesus.

Magi – crown crafts for kids  (scroll down to crafts; this is from my Esther post but there are some cool crown craft ideas for King Xerxes that would be fine for the magi) free printable

Queen Esther Bible verse free printables for kids

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  • Christmas Star 

Follow that Star – Christmas Nativity Treasure Hunt  (eggloentertainment) The Christmas Story offers lessons to inspire our children’s daily walk with Christ, e.g. the diligence of the magi and shepherds who followed the star of Bethlehem. This fun scavenger hunt will encourage children to take their own journey like those in the Christmas Story, to seek the real meaning of Christmas as well as God’s truth and promises all year; attach a glow stick to each clue; free printable

Christmas Nativity Star – game  (answersingenesis) follow the stars like the wise men to find the answers and share a prize; Christmas Nativity Star – craft  (scroll down) free printable

Christmas Star – 3D craft  (canon); Christmas Star – red gift box  to make; or Christmas Star – yellow gift box; Snowflake Star – craft  yellow and white; Star – banner red, yellow, blue; free printable

Christmas Nativity Star – ornament to make  (sundayschoolzone) with the words, ‘God’s Son was born for us’; free printable

Christmas Nativity Star – 3D craft  (dltk) free printable

Christmas Nativity Star – 3D craft  (flamecreativekids) make one or a few; decorate and use them as ornaments or to make your own mobile

Christmas Star – silhouette template  (silhouettegarden) to cut out and use for crafts; free printable

Christmas Nativity Star – origami  (activityvillage) the top flap opens so you can write a secret message; Christmas Nativity Star – craft suncatcher craft for your window; members only

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  • Christmas Nativity Ornaments

Christmas Nativity – ornaments / photo gift tags  (Paper Gifts for Estefany; scroll down) designed in a ‘Happy Birthday Jesus’ theme; free printable; add a Nativity scene or your child’s photo – this is our beautiful Monica – isn’t she beautiful? :)

Christmas Photo Gift Tags-SAMPLE2

Christmas Nativity – stained glass ornaments  (trueaimeducation) beautiful Nativity ornaments to make and colour; free printable

Christmas Nativity – ornaments to make  (pinkstripeysocks) 11 round Nativity images to cut out and colour; use them as ornaments; gift tags; or make a mobile; cute; free printable

Christmas Nativity – ornament to make  (icanteachmychild) a beautiful ornament to hang on your Christmas tree to celebrate the birth of the Saviour with a Nativity silhouette backlit by a LED tealight; free printable

Christmas Nativity – ornaments  (sarahjanestudios; scroll down) to cut out, make and colour – Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, shepherds, wise men, animals; free printable

Baby Jesus in the Manger – ornament  (housingaforest) using popsicle sticks, wisps of raffia, a couple of geometric shapes; very simple and super cute

Baby Jesus – ornament to make  (amylattacreations) using a clear plastic ornament, wisps of raffia, material scrap, glitter stars, a wooden bead, cotton wool, ribbon; a lovely personalized ornament to make for your own family, homeschool students, or Sunday school students

ABC Nativity – ornaments to make  (happyhomefairy) 26 ornaments with Bible verse to make starting with each letter of the alphabet; free printable

Gold Frankincense Myrrh – ornaments to make  (sundayschoolcrafts) in colour or to colour; free printable

Christmas Nativity – ornaments  (happyhooligans) make Nativity characters out of popsicle sticks and fabric scraps and hang on your Christmas tree; Angel – ornaments 5 different ideas using doilies, paper rolls, seashells, cork, coffee filters to hang on your Christmas tree; Sheep – ornaments  out of cotton wool

Christmas Nativity – ornaments to make  (themanger) simple but super cute black and white Nativity figures to hang on your Christmas tree – Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, angel, shepherd with sheep; or make a Nativity mobile; glue them to craft sticks to turn them into puppets; colour if you wish; they could also be printed on coloured paper; Christmas Nativity – gift tags / ornaments  simple, oval-shaped coloured Nativity figures to make – Mary, Baby Jesus, Joseph, angel and shepherd – in colour to cut out and hang on your Christmas tree, make a Nativity mobile, glue them to craft sticks to turn them into puppets; free printable

Nativity Scene – ornament to make  (sundayschoolzone) Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph in colour or to colour; Christmas Nativity Star – ornament to make  with the words, ‘God’s Son was born for us’; Wise Men – ornament to make in colour or to colour; free printable

Angel – 3D ornament to make  (ohmyfiesta) with hanging stars; cut out and hang as an ornament; free printable

Names of Jesus – ornaments  (Biblestoryprintables) Christmas ornaments with the names of Jesus; in colour to to colour; Christmas – ornaments with Bible verses printed on brightly coloured Christmas ornaments decorated with stars; with a printable envelope or pocket to store them in; more ornament ideas; free printable

Camel – ornaments to make  (wildolive) use as ornaments, gift tags or make a card with this adorable camel with a really cute saddle flap that opens up; very cute; The Stable – Nativity ornament  with manger, Joseph, Mary, star and stable; designed for felt, but could easily be adapted for paper; free printable

Names of Jesus – paper chain craft  (spelloutloud) to use as a decoration; free printable

Names of Jesus – paper chain craft  (practicalpages) use colourful strips of paper to make a paper chain or bracelet; free printable

Wise Men – peanut ornaments  (freefunChristmas) cute ornaments to hang on your tree; or make a Nativity mobile made from peanuts, felt, paper crowns and sequins

Nativity Snowflake – ornament  (themanger) to make and colour with manger and heart outlines hidden in the snowflake; free printable

Christ-centred – ornaments  (Bibleparent) and son/sun-catchers to make and colour with a stained glass look; make as single-sided or double-sided, or use them to make cards. Idea: print 2 copies on wax paper; cut out; add crayon shavings; then iron papers together to make a faux stained glass ornament. Or use 2 copies of normal paper (back to back); colour and laminate them. Use a hole punch to punch a hope in top and hang with a strip of paper. There is also a letter to Jesus (rather than Santa) with a Christmas wish list of character traits – ‘Dear Jesus, these are the gifts I would like for Christmas. Please put them in my heart. I have checked the three I want most’; and some great Sunday School craft and cookie party ideas to use as an outreach; free printable

Christmas Nativity Star – 3D craft  (dltk) free printable

Christmas Nativity Star – 3D craft  (flamecreativekids) make one or a few; use them as ornaments or to make your own mobile

Nativity Scene – silhouette  (silhouettegarden) with Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, stable; Manger – silhouette; Shepherd – silhouette; Christmas star – silhouette; Angel – silhouette; another Angel – silhouette; Cross – silhouette; Dove – silhouette side view; Dove – silhouette front view; Christmas Ornament – silhouette template  to cut and and use for crafts; free printable

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HOW ABOUT SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT?

Looking for something a little different? Put the birth of Jesus into a real history timeline with this Bible Timeline – card game  (livingwater). Designed to go with this Bible history timeline, it consists of 24 Bible event cards and 9 action cards. As children (ages 7+) play with their friends (2 – 6 players) they place the cards in order to learn the overall flow of Biblical history; 2 different levels of difficulty; includes blank cards so you can add extra Bible events; share with your child the history of the world from Adam to Abraham to King David to the Lord Jesus to your family to… you!; free printable

You may like to include this Adam to Jesus – family tree poster  (amazingBibletimeline) in the shape of a cross, showing the two royal lineages of Jesus: one through his legal father, Joseph (the official royal line through King David’s son, Solomon, as detailed in the book of Matthew) and one through Mary (royal bloodline through King David’s son, Nathan, as detailed in the book of Luke). This poster makes it really easy to see at a glance who belongs where. I’m sending this to my kids this year; free printable

Photos of Bethlehem  (Bibleplaces) photos and information about where the Lord Jesus Christ was born, fulfilling over 300 very specific prophecies given over 4000 years.

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Christmas Master List ~ FREE 500+ Christmas Nativity colouring pages, photo frames, stationery, posters, bookmarks, paper gifts, puzzles, booklets, articles for kids, Advent, Happy Birthday Jesus, Nativity learn to draw, and all things Nativity for kids; free printable

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6 thoughts on “Christmas Nativity ~ FREE Crafts for Kids

  1. Thank you so much for this site! My son and I have enjoyed making some of these crafts. It’s not often you come across a site that offers free downloads this nice. I had no problem downloading the templates. Thanks again, we will be visiting often.

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