Christmas Nativity ~ Crafts for Kids

darrell creswell Jesus is the gift of the season

Here is a wonderful smorgasbord of Nativity Craft Ideas for kids… and don’t forget to check out our 400+ Nativity colouring pages; Nativity puzzles, Nativity stationery, Nativity booklets, Nativity posters and creative ideas for kids… all free printable… enjoy! :)



Christmas tree – to decorate and colour using ornaments in the shape of letters to form these words: ‘God gave His Son’

Learn the names of Jesus – Craft Colourful strips of paper to make a paper chain or bracelet

Christmas crafts from around the world The gift of Jesus Christ is for everyone, everywhere. People all around the world celebrate the Saviour who was born in a stable. He sent His Son to earth to die and pay the penalty for all of our sins. Help your child sense God’s heart for all people everywhere.



Baby Jesus in Manger Craft   cut; color; using glitter, sandpaper(!), raffia or paper strips, paper scrap for the blanket; this looks like heaps of fun; would also be fabulous for a home made greeting card

Nativity Puppet Theatre  to make and color with stage and background; adorable; free printable

Free Printable Nativity create a manger play set

Advent Journey – Game free printable

Nativity Story Game free printable

Nativity Paper ToysNativity dioramaChristmas Nativity 8 mini dioramas (already colored);and Nativity popup card; cut, fold and make a rather cute Nativity scene, complete with stable, manger, palm trees, people, magianimals – or make a whole Bible Town – from my littlehouse; all free printable

Nativity scene craft or travel size nativity to make and color; trendy, modern looking cute nativity by

Nativity – Cartoon Candy Bag to make  cute; free printable

Folded Nativity Scene to make and colour cute; free printable

Away in a Manger Game or just use these figures to make a nativity; the image does not seem to be showing, but it’s cute and safe to download

Nativity – free printable play set to colour

Nativity Ornaments or Puppets to make simple but super cute black and white Nativity figures; free printable; can also use them to make your own cards, gift tags

Nativity Ornaments or Puppets  coloured simple Nativity figures; can also use them to make your own cards, gift tags; free printable

Nativity Paper Dolls free printable; cute

Nativity / Christmas – colouring pages / mobiles / dioramas

Baby Jesus – Christmas ideas for preschool children

Christmas Nativity to make craft to adapt and post flat

Nativity Jigsaw Puzzles 6 colourful designs; 20 piece free printable

Nativity to make  Free Printable 3-D Nativity to make. Includes stable, people, animals and easy directions.

Nativity Craft or Gift Wrapping Paper to use in crafts; free printable

Free printable Nativity Set  fold over pieces to stand up (like cards); in full color or to color

Free Printable Nativity Scene to make

Nativity printable puppets

Nativity Paper Dolls  to make and color

13 Nativities to make free printable ideas and some ideas to adapt for paper

Nativity – free printable items heaps for younger children, fabulous lapbook items

Nativity cute finger puppets to cut out and make a stable scene and heaps of other Nativity colouring pages, crafts and puzzles from Activity Village.

Nativity to make in full color or to color; free printable; Nativity Christmas cards to make; origami coloring books

Nativity to make in full color or to color; paper wraps around to make standing 3D figures

Nativity Scene – Fold out Christmas Card 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; both are free printable (while you are there, you may like to check out some of her other great ideas)

Nativity to make each piece is designed to be attached to match boxes, so they can stand up, but as they will have to be posted flat, you may like to add an extra flap that folds back (like the Nativity above).

Nativity Finger Puppets to color and make

Nativity to color and make

Large Nativity to color and make using a box as the stable

Nativity to color and make for younger children

Shepherd crafts  shepherd signposts (cute idea); shepherd worksheet game; more Nativity items; or a Christmas Pack with 4 Christmas Bible lessons

Nativity crafts for kids  Make a nativity cube; 3D star; Nativity Sunday School craft ideas

Nativity to make  very cute for younger children

Nativity Bookmark Corners easy craft

Nativity Finger puppets to colour; free printable

Cute little baby in a take-home manger to make and other Nativity crafts (remember: paper only and post flat)

Nativity set – just cut and fold over; free printable

Nativity free printable masks

Nativity picture on a raised frame to make; or a Stable scene craft with matching manger and heart and instructions; and more Christmas craft ideas (scroll down) from Richard Gunther

Vintage Nativity Scene to print and stand up

Nativity Word Mat  (direct pdf link) for younger children (main index)

Nativity Scene blank template  free printable

Nativity Story Wheel (iDial) to color from the UK; small cost

Nativity Scene + Stickers   for purchase; several to choose from

Nativities to cut out  pre-printed; some are free printable; others for purchase




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

Magi (Wise Men) Game free printable 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.

Magi (Wise Men) crafts ideas, links and make a Magi Paper Crown



Christmas Star Several free printable ideas from Activity Village; including an origami star where the top flap opens so you can write a message; star photo frame; Christmas card; Christmas star template

Christmas star box – red or yellow; yellow snowflake starstar banner by Canon; free printable

Make a Christmas 3D Star by DLTK



Christmas ornaments / photo gift tags  designed by Paper Gifts for Estefany in a ‘Happy Birthday Jesus’ theme; free printable; add your child’s photo!

Christmas Photo Gift Tags-SAMPLE2

Beautiful Christ-centred ornaments to color 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); color and laminate them. Use a hole punch to punch a hope in top and hang with a strip of paper. They also have a letter to Jesus (rather than Santa, with a Christmas wish list of character items); plus hundreds of free printable Christ-centred coloring pages; and some great Sunday School craft and cookie party ideas to use as an outreach. More related links: and – click on holidays – then Christmas.

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

Christmas free printable paper baubles to make   change ribbon on top for a strip of paper

3D Christmas Ornament to make out of tiny doilies; will fold flat; use a strip of paper to hang them



Christmas quiz / story / poster / cartoon / make a star Biblical perspective

Nativity Puppet Show – to make 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

Christmas ideas for kids lots of fun ideas to keep Jesus as the focus of Christmas – coloring pages, lessons, crafts, activities, Jesus-better-than-a-super-hero free printable script. Here’s another interesting looking Christmas link from the same site.

Activities for a Christian Christmas   Make sure you check out the ‘card with Baby Jesus as Present’. I revamped it and send it to my kids last year. It looked really cute.

Christmas craft ideas for younger children from The Happy Home Fairy

Nativity Snowflake with hearts to make and colour  free printable

Christmas preschool free printables   Symbols of Christmas minibooks; coloring, jigsaw puzzles, crafts for younger children

Free printable Nativity Door Hanger

Bible people printable decorate your Nativity with some of these Bible people who all rejoiced to see the Messiah or were part of His genealogy

Diamond Paper Ornament to cut and make for the greatest diamond and treasure of the universe, the Lord Jesus Christ; free printable some interesting Christmas ideas from the creator of Veggie Tales, colouring pages, cards, ornaments, songs, trivia and even a popsicle theatre to make your own Christmas puppet show. Use your creativity to adapt it for paper

Christmas Bible crafts from Danielle’s Place

New Testament Mini Book one page; free printable; for younger children; from the birth of Christ, Miracles, Crucifixion, Resurrection, the Holy Spirit, and the promise to return.



DIY Advent Candle Wreath Decoration 
Beautiful table decoration
– add a gold glitter edge to your white candles in glasses




Christmas Master List  FREE Nativity colouring pages, photo frames, paper gifts, puzzles, booklets, posters, articles for kids, advent, Happy Birthday Jesus, learn to draw and more creative ideas for kids

Christmas Photo Gift Tags-SAMPLE2     What God wants for Christmas3 A4    What God wants for Christmas1-SAMPLE






4 thoughts on “Christmas Nativity ~ 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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