Christmas Nativity ~ FREE Crafts for Kids

darrell creswell Jesus is the gift of the season

Here is a wonderful smorgasbord of FREE Christmas Nativity craft ideas for kids, roughly organised into sections. And don’t forget to check out the Christmas Master List for 500+ FREE Nativity colouring pages; FREE Nativity puzzles; FREE Nativity booklets; FREE Nativity posters, FREE Nativity bookmarks, FREE Nativity paper gifts; FREE Nativity photo frames; FREE Nativity stationery, and all things FREE Nativity for kids… free printable… enjoy!  :)



Christmas tree – to decorate and colour  (ministry-to-children) using ornaments in the shape of letters to form these words: ‘God gave His Son’; free printable

Happy Birthday Jesus  fun crafts and paper gifts for kids; free printable

Christmas Bookmark Corners A4

Learn the names of Jesus – craft  (practicalpages) colourful strips of paper to make a paper chain or bracelet; free printable

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.




Baby Jesus in Manger – craft  (littleblots) to make and colour, using glitter, sandpaper, raffia or paper strips, and a paper scrap for the blanket; this looks like heaps of fun; would also make a fabulous homemade greeting card (make it separately, then attach to the front of a folded piece of metallic craft card; then add a plain paper insert for the inside of the card; punch a tiny heart in one of the corners of the insert; and add a raffia bow on the front of the card – voila); free printable

Nativity – Puppet Theatre  (sarahjanestudios) to make and colour, with stage and background; free printable

Nativity Scene – Play Set  (biblefunforkids) super cute Nativity figures to colour, cut out and play with; hang on your Christmas tree; make a nativity scene; 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; Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, shepherds, sheep, magi, angel, stable with donkey, sheep and a ‘Jesus is born’ star-shaped sign; another cute nativity scene play set (scroll down and click on ‘You can print everything here’ for the version in colour; or click on ‘Here is the black and white copy…’ for one to colour in) and it is also available in Spanish; a smaller version 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; and more super cute Nativity crafts and ideas for kids to explore; free printable

Nativity / Manger – Play Set  (ministry-to-children) to colour and make; and here’s a Nativity Playset with very simple lines for younger children; free printable

Nativity Scene – 3D paper toys to make (mylittlehouse) and extra animals – 3D paper toys to make; or make a whole 3D Bible Town; here’s a Nativity scene – pop up card to make with Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, shepherds, angel, animals, stable, manger, palm trees; or another 2 Nativity 3D Pictures to make of Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, shepherd and sheep; and the visit of the magi; all free printable; plus a Nativity diorama (free sample from a set of 8 Christmas Nativity mini dioramas available for purchase); and here is a Nativity Mini World also for purchase

3 Nativity scenes – to colour and make  (madebyjoel) from the trendy, modern looking Paper City collection; or clock on these individual links: Nativity Scene; Nativity Scene Joyfully Expanded and a Travel size nativity scene; free printable

Away in a Manger – Game  (activity-mom) or just use the figures to make a cute nativity; free printable

Christmas Nativity Story – finger puppets  (christianpreschoolprintables; scroll down) free printable

Nativity Story – Game (FlameCreativeKids); Nativity Journey – Game; Nativity Story Cube  telling the Nativity story; DIY Fuzzy Felt Nativity  adapt for paper for your sponsored child; Nativity Discovery Box full of items connected to the Nativity story for Sunday school and friendly for smaller hands to explore; Nativity dress up ideas for kids; Nativity – pass the parcel game; more Nativity craft ideas for kids; free printable

Nativity – Mobile / Puppets / Ornaments to make  (themanger) simple but super cute black and white Nativity figures to (colour if you wish and) hang on your Christmas tree – Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, angel, shepherd with sheep; make a Nativity mobile; glue them to craft sticks to turn them into puppets; free printable

Nativity Snowflake – to make and colour  (themanger) with cute manger and hearts outlines as part of the snowflake; free printable

Nativity Ornaments or Puppets  (themanger) simple, oval shaped coloured Nativity figures – Mary, Baby Jesus, Joseph, angel and shepherd to hang on your Christmas tree; make a Nativity mobile; glue them to craft sticks to turn them into puppets; free printable

3D Nativity to make  (marloesdevee) in full colour or to colour; paper wraps around to make standing 3D figures; free printable

Nativity Scene – 3D Play Set  (scrapbookscrapbook) to colour and make with Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, angel, shepherd, animals and stable; paper wraps around to make circular standing 3D figures; free printable

3D Nativity to make  (noelladesigns) with stable, people, animals and easy directions; free printable

Nativity Finger puppets  (hartofthemountain) to colour or use to make your own Nativity scene with pieces that will stand up; cute; free printable

Nativity Scene – blank template  (LiaGriffith) a beautiful Nativity template outline; free printable

Nativity Scene – Fold out Christmas Scene  (amysfreeideas) to make – when it folds up it looks like a closed barn door – very cute; there is also a stand up Nativity scene to make (while you are there, you may like to check out some of Amy’s other great ideas); free printable


Christmas card 2005

A Christmas Card from Estefany, 2005 :)


Nativity Scene to make  (kideats) Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, 1 shepherd, 3 magi, angel outline with Bible verse written inside, manger, sheep, star; free printable

13 Nativities to make  (tipjunkie) adapt for paper for your sponsored child; free printable

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

Nativity to make  (LucyPaintBox) one page nativity or a full nativity to make; in full colour or to colour; also Nativity Christmas cards/folded booklets to make; free printable

Nativity to make  (Digitprop) each of the 24 pieces are designed to be attached to match boxes so they can stand up; or you may prefer to add an extra flap that folds back so they can stand up; free printable

Large Nativity Stable Scene to colour and make  (lbrummer68739) using a box as the stable; templates patterns are provided; this would be a great homeschool or Sunday school activity; free printable

Nativity to colour and make  (prudentbaby) for younger children; adapt for paper; cute; free printable

Nativity Finger Puppets  (craftaholicsanonymous) to colour and make; free printable

Nativity to make and colour  (Flickr) Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, 3 shepherds, 3 magi, 4 angels; free printable

Shepherd crafts  (Jesus-without-language)  shepherd signposts (cute idea); shepherd worksheet game; more Christmas Nativity crafts for kids; free printable


Bible People Printable  (activity-mom) decorate your Nativity with some of these Bible figures who all rejoiced to see the Messiah or were part of His genealogy; and maybe they might like to make a similar cut out figure of themselves standing with them; free printable

Nativity Puppet Show  (sayyes) cute Sunday school craft 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 their own Nativity theatre stage

Nativity – face masks  (Sparkle Box) for Mary, Joseph, angel, shepherd, donkey, cow; free printable

Angel wings and halo – paper craft  (Canon) free printable

Cute little baby in a take-home manger to make  (Biblekidsfunzone) and other Nativity crafts; adapt for paper only for your sponsored child; free sample; others are for purchase

Nativity set  (dans-mon-bocal) just cut, fold and colour; free printable

Christmas Nativity – 3D scene to make  (crayola)

Nativity Set – craft  (FlandersFamily) in colour or to colour; free printable

Christmas Nativity crafts  (Danielle’s Place) for purchase

Nativity – Paper Dolls  (designdazzle) to cut out and play with; hang onto your Christmas tree; make a Nativity mobile; or use as gift tags; cute; free printable (for subscribers)

Nativity printable puppets  (simplelivingmama) very cute; free printable (for subscribers)

Christmas Nativity mobile to make (Activity Village); Make your own Nativity Scene – craft  cut out then colour; cute Nativity finger puppets to cut out and make a stable scene with Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, angel, shepherds, magi and animals; plus an additional Mary and Joseph on a donkey; Nativity (felt board) printables to cut out and play with; and more Nativity crafts for kids; members only

Nativity Story Wheel  (iDial) to colour from the UK; for purchase

Nativity Scene + Nativity Stickers  (bridgebuilding) for purchase

Nativities to cut out  (papermodelkiosk) pre-printed vintage and stained glass style from different countries; some are free printable; others for purchase; here is one free printable Nativity Scene in a vintage style that prints and stand up as one piece using hill and valley folds; alternative link (paperdollsandtoys); free printable







Camel gift tag adorable ornaments to make  (wildolive) or use to make a card with a really cute saddle flap that opens; very cute; free printable

Magi – cool crown crafts for kids  (scroll down to crafts; this is from my Esther post but there are cool crown craft ideas for boys – i.e. King Xerxes – too) free printable

Magi / Wise Men – Game  (Biblestoryprintables) for younger children; help the kings follow the stars all the way to the manger, by putting them in the correct order. The kings are ordered by their multiples of three; free printable

Magi / Wise Men – crafts  (littleblots; scroll down) ideas and links; free printable

Magi Paper Crown  (DLTK) very simple craft idea to make and decorate




Christmas star – red gift box  (Canon) or yellow gift box; yellow snowflake starstar banner; free printable

Make a Christmas 3D Star by DLTK; free printable

3D star craft  (FlameCreativeKids) make one or a few for a mobile

Make a Christmas Star  (Answers in Genesis; scroll down) free printable

Christmas Star – crafts and Christmas star printables  (Activity Village) including an origami star where the top flap opens so you can write a message; window stars; star templates; members only




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

Christmas Photo Gift Tags-SAMPLE2

Beautiful Christ-centred ornaments  (Bibleparent) to colour and make; son/sun-catchers; stained glass look; unusual and pretty; Christ-centred; make as single or double sided or use in 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’; free printable ; plus hundreds of free printable Christ-centred colouring pages; and some great Sunday School craft and cookie party ideas to use as an outreach; free printable

Diamond Paper Ornament to cut and make  (wildolive) for the greatest diamond and treasure of the universe, the Lord Jesus Christ; free printable

Christmas ornaments to make  (Martha Stewart) add a cute Nativity image or your child’s photo

3D Christmas Ornament  (craftinessisnotoptional) to make out of tiny doilies; use a strip of paper to hang them; and you could also add tiny Nativity images on each facet.

3D Christmas paper baubles to make  (homemade-gifts) free printable




DIY Advent Candle Wreath Decoration  (fellowfellow) a round candle holder decorated with greenery and puffs of baby’s breath flowers

Beautiful table decoration  (100layercake) add a sparkle, gold glitter edge to your white candles in glasses; they look really sweet





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7 thoughts on “Christmas Nativity ~ FREE Crafts for Kids

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  3. 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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