My kids love to make crafts and do projects. Since we’re focusing on the Christmas story this Advent season, I’ve compiled a list of Nativity crafts for all ages.
Each one of these depicts characters or a symbol commonly found in the Christmas story. There’s a great variety here, so kids of all sizes can find one that’s age or ability appropriate.
Scroll through and find something fun to create with your family. If you’re not a fan of traditional crafts, then maybe you’ll like the Jesus in the Manger cookie at the end. I happen to be partial to that one since it’s one of my few original ideas!
A Collection of Christmas Nativity Crafts
Printable Paper Nativity Scene | Made By Joel – includes backdrop and moveable figures; color or simply print and play
Popsicle Stick Nativity | What to Expect – dress them up with paint or fabric scraps; ornament or package decoration
Simple Felt Nativity Ornament | Do Small Things With Love – for the older kids; felt, glue, and a few stitches
Lego Nativity Set | Frugal Fun 4 Boys – for the construction minded; instructions to build your own stable, people, sheep and star from your piece collection
Jesus in a Manger Handprint Craft | Crafty Morning – cute for a homemade card
Paper Bag Manger Craft | I Can Teach My Child – make a bed from a paper bag and wrap up the baby!
Nativity Chalk Silhouette | The Chaos and the Clutter – another beautiful, artistic option for the older kids; with printable silhouette guide
Stained Glass Nativity | Housing a Forrest – contact paper and tissue paper make a lovely, easy craft for little or big kids
Graham Cracker Nativity Scene | Gluesticks – love this gingerbread house alternative; complete with gumdrop people and animal cracker animals
Starry Night in Bethlehem | Kids & Glitter – a nativity centered chalk or pastel drawing inspired by Van Gogh
Paper Christmas Star | The Inspired Housewife – these can be made in any size from tree-topper to ornament
Bethlehem Star Ornaments | Equipping Godly Women – made with wooden clothespins; simple and classy
21 Angel Crafts | Mommy’s Bundle – make one angel or a whole army of heavenly hosts! Choose your style based on the supplies you happen to have on hand. I like the cupcake paper ones.
Toilet Paper Wisemen | Intoxicated on Life – look at all the personality these little guys have; they crack me up!
Candy Cane Shepherds | Flame Creative Children’s Ministry – this happy little sheep watcher is sweet too!
Popsicle Stick Stable | Adventures of a DIY Mom – just a simple stable outline
Handprint Nativity Animals | Planet of the Apels – these are adorable, albeit mess! The camel is my favorite.
Popsicle Stick Scripture Tree Ornament | Fun at Church – a tree shaped ornament that announces the birth of Jesus.
And if you’d rather bake than craft, then these are for you!
Jesus in the Manger Christmas Cookies | Joy In My Kitchen – bake a simple cookie to remember Immanuel, God who came to be with us.
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