Printable Nativity Scene - 3D kids nativity craft

This printable nativity scene is such a fun nativity craft for kids! Young children will have so much fun colouring these nativity scene cutouts and then putting together their own simple nativity scene. This is the perfect nativity craft for preschoolers who are learning about the first Christmas. We have included the free printable nativity scene below to make it easy for you. Just follow the easy step by step directions to make your own kids nativity craft!

Printable Nativity Scene - 3D kids nativity craft

If you're looking for more nativity craft ideas , you'll love this paper plate nativity craft, this nativity handprint and footprint craft, these Nativity stick puppets and this DIY Nativity scene

Printable Nativity Scene

This nativity craft is PERFECT for toddlers and preschoolers to get into the spirit of Christmas. They will really enjoy the nativity colouring involved in this craft as well as putting together the nativity figures to make their own simple nativity scene.

Printable scenes can be sooooo much fun for them - and this printable nativity scene is no exception. It's a really fun nativity craft, but simple too! It's a great learning opportunity for young children as you can discuss the different elements in the nativity scene as they colour.


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Printable Nativity Scene - 3D kids nativity craft

Supplies needed for your printable nativity scene

  • Free printable nativity scene
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Black marker

Directions to make your printable nativity scene

STEP 1: Gather your supplies

Before you get started, gather up all your supplies - make sure you have lots of colour options for your crayons! 

free printable nativity scene

STEP 2: Prepare the nativity scene template

To get started, download and print the free printable nativity scene. Trim the template background to size and colour the stars and moon with a yellow crayon.

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STEP 3: Colour the template

Next, colour the template strips. The first 4 will make up the manger - we coloured those brown, but you can colour them however you'd like!

printable kids nativity craft

The remaining strips will be the nativity figures - Joseph, Mary, Jesus, and the Angel. You can see how we chose to colour those in the picture below. Take a black marker and add faces when you're finished colouring them in.

printable nativity craft for preschoolers

STEP 4: Assemble the printable nativity scene

Now it's almost time to assemble the simple nativity scene! Start by cutting out each strip along the solid lines.

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Glue the baby Jesus onto Mary with a gluestick to resemble Mary holding baby Jesus. Then, fold the ends of each strip backwards along the dotted line as pictured below.

free printable nativity scene for kids

Use the guides on the background paper to see where to glue each nativity figure. Glue them into place - the paper will naturally form a loop 3D effect as you see below.

kids nativity craft template

Continue until you have finished the nativity scene as pictured below!

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Printable Nativity Scene. 3D kids nativity craft. Christmas crafts for preschoolers.

We hope you enjoy making this printable nativity scene! This is such a fun nativity craft for preschoolers or toddlers to help them learn about the nativity story. Kids will love colouring the figures and creating their own nativity scene in this easy kids nativity craft. Be sure to check out these other nativity Christmas crafts too!

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