Christmas Nativity Crafts for Kids

Here is a great selection of Nativity crafts for kids. It's easy to get caught up in the cute Santa activities and presents and forget about the true meaning of Christmas. Nativity crafts are great for making in the run-up to Christmas if you want to help your child learn about the first Christmas.

Christmas Nativity crafts for kids, toddlers and preschoolers.

We have put together a list of lovely Nativity crafts to try with your kids. Whether you like handprint crafts, crafting from toilet roll tubes or making crafts that can be played with, there is something in this list of Nativity craft ideas to suit everyone.

Christmas Nativity Crafts for Kids

Handprint Nativity Crafts

We are huge fans of handprint and footprint crafts so lets start this list of Christmas nativity craft ideas with some very cute nativity handprint crafts that can also double up as keepsakes.

Footprint and Handprint Nativity Scene

Inspired by a bible passage this adorable footprint and handprint Nativity scene makes a great craft and keepsake for babies and toddlers.

footprint and handprint nativity craft

Handprint Angel from Kids Craft Room

Use handprints to make the wings on an angel and then hang them on the tree for all to see.

handprint angel nativity craft

Handprint Nativity Craft from Meaningful Mama

Create a whole nativity scene from a handprint (plus a few extra colouring pictures for the animals)

Handprint nativity craft

Footprint Manger Craft from Fun Handprint Art 

This adorable footprint manger has a thumbprint baby Jesus lying in it and there is a poem to go alongside it.

Footprint manger craft


Nativity Craft Ideas

You don't need many supplies to make these easy Nativity craft ideas. Use toilet rolls, paper plates and popsicles sticks to make a few of these cute nativity crafts.

Nativity Ornaments 

Use pieces of felt to make this cute Nativity scene ornament to hang on your Christmas tree.

Nativity ornaments

Paper Plate Nativity Craft 

Grab a couple of paper plates and use them to create this cute Christmas nativity craft featuring mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. 

paper plate nativity craft

Lighted Nativity Ornament from I can teach my child

Make a silhouette of a nativity scene and light it up using a battery-powered tea light. This craft looks so effective once lit up!

Lantern nativity craft for kids

Baby Jesus in a Manger Craft

Work on fine motor skills as you thread yarn to create this baby Jesus in a manger craft. 

Baby Jesus in a manger Nativity craft

Paper plate manger Craft from here on The Chaos and The Clutter

This cute paper plate craft is simple enough for toddlers and preschoolers to create.
paper plate manger craft for kids

3D Nativity Scene

Grab our Nativity printable and use it to create this simple 3D nativity scene. 

nativity scene craft

Yarn Angel Ornament

Angels look beautiful and make a great nativity craft. This adorable angel ornament would look great hanging on your Christmas tree. 

Yarn angel ornament - nativity craft for kids

Toilet roll angel from Red Ted Art

So much detail has been added to this cute angel, I love the detail on the angel's wings!

toilet roll angel nativity craft

Angel Christmas Ornament Keepsake from The Keeper of the Cheerios

I fell in love with this angel made from craft sticks the moment I saw it. It doubles up as such a cute keepsake too!

Angel nativity craft for kids to make

Toilet Roll Camel Nativity Craft from Red Ted Art

I have fallen in love with this cute camel with real sticks for legs. It would be fun to make the three kings to go alongside it.

toilet roll camel nativity craft for kids

Baby Jesus in a Manger Christmas Countdown

Here is another baby Jesus in a manger craft. this craft can be used to countdown to Christmas. 

Baby Jesus in a manger Christmas countdown - nativity craft

DIY Nativity Scenes

Crafts and activities that can be played with are always popular. These 3D nativity scenes would be great for retelling the nativity story.

DIY Nativity Scene Printable

Colour, cut and paste these Nativity printables to create your own printable nativity scene. 

Printable nativity scene


Toilet Roll Nativity Set from Happy Hooligans

These adorable toilet roll characters could be made over several days to gradually build up the nativity scene.
toilet roll nativity craft

DIY Wooden Peg Doll Nativity Scene from Rhythms of Play

Wooden peg dolls are great for small-world play. These Nativity peg dolls look simple to make but would provide hours of play.

DIY wooden peg doll nativity craft

Homemade Peg Doll Nativity Set from The OT Toolbox

If you don't have any peg dolls you could always make your own DIY version from pegs and fabric.

peg doll nativity craft

Nativity Small World Play from The Imagination Tree

Make a stable using a box and fill it with blocks and figures to create a nativity scene the kids can play with.
Nativity small world play activity

Using puppets is also a great way of retelling the story of the first Christmas. Follow the directions and use our template to make Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus stick puppets. 

puppet nativity craft

Nativity Printables

Printables are great if you want a quick and easy craft! Here are a few fun Nativity printables. 

Nativity Finger Puppet Craft

These printable nativity finger puppet crafts are a lot of fun! Cut them out, colour them in and then use them to have fun retelling the Christmas story. 

Nativity finger puppet craft

Nativity Coloring Pages

Keep things simple and grab these Nativity coloring pages. There are several different options for you to print and colour. 

Nativity coloring pages

Printable Nativity Activities

This printable Nativity activity worksheets are great for preschoolers working on fine motor skills. 

Printable Nativity activities

We hope you have found a few Christmas nativity craft idea that you would like to try this Christmas. Have fun!

Christmas Nativity crafts for kids, toddlers and preschoolers.

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