DIY Christmas Nativity Scene Printable

If you're looking for a fun last-minute Christmas craft, you're going to love this Christmas nativity scene printable pack! This easy-to-make DIY nativity scene is perfect for keeping toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids busy as you finish up with Christmas planning. It includes a full nativity scene to color, cut, and glue into cone shapes. We've included a free nativity template for you too. Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your very own Christmas nativity scene DIY project!

DIY Christmas nativity scene printable
If you'd like to make more nativity crafts, check out this paper plate nativity scene, this printable 3d nativity scene, and these Christmas nativity puppets!

DIY nativity scene

While this Christmas nativity scene printable is great for keeping toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids busy, it's also great for discussing the story of Baby Jesus. You can pair it with a lesson, a movie, a book, or include it in a Sunday School activity. 

Christmas crafts like these are so much fun and this cute diy nativity craft is no exception! Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy coloring, cutting, and gluing their own nativity scenes together. This diy nativity scene craft is also a great activity for working on fine motor skills with cutting and coloring.

Christmas nativity scene DIY - Baby Jesus with Mary and Joseph

Before you get to the DIY nativity scene activity, be sure to scroll to the end of the directions to grab your Christmas nativity scene printable. Get your nativity template for free using the code "nativityscene".

DIY nativity scene - 3 kings

Christmas Nativity Scene Printable

Christmas nativity scene DIY -  supplies

  • Nativity scene printable (scroll down to grab your copy)
  • Markers or crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make your own DIY nativity scene

STEP ONE: Gather your supplies

Before you get started, make sure to gather up all the supplies you'll be using! You can use markers, crayons, colored pencils, or anything else you'd like.

If you don't have your nativity scene printable yet, be sure to head to the Messy Little Monster shop to get a copy. You can use the code "nativityscene" to grab it for free. After you have your nativity scene templates, print them out on standard white paper.

Nativity scene printable

STEP TWO: Prepare your nativity printables

To begin, color each piece in the printable nativity set. The nativity templates included are; a stable, Mary, Joesph, baby Jesus, an Angel, 3 kings, a sheep, and a donkey.

color nativity scene printable

diy nativity scene template

Once you've finished coloring the nativity scene templates, cut each of them out. 

cut out nativity scene printable

Lastly, apply glue to the back of each nativity figure towards one of the edges and fold over to create a cone shape.

glue nativity scene printable

glue nativity scene template

STEP THREE: Assemble your diy nativity scene

The last thing you need to do is set up your DIY nativity scene! 

Christmas nativity scene diy

Arrange each piece as shown below and you're finished. Have fun using your Christmas nativity scene to retell the story of the first Christmas. 

Christmas nativity scene printable


To grab the Christmas nativity scene printable for free click on the link below and use the discount code: nativityscene. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

printable nativity scene templates

We hope you enjoy this Christmas nativity scene printable craft. Making and playing with a DIY nativity scene is such a fun Christmas activity to do with toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids this time of year. With the holidays here, this nativity scene printable pack will be perfect for keeping kids busy while you get things done. They're sure to have lots of fun coloring!

Christmas nativity scene printable. DIY nativity scene template.

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