We hope you love this Christmas Card Nativity Craft idea as much as we do. It’s a really simple Christmas craft and so sweet. We’ve made a free printable template for you to download so its super easy to get cracking on your own nativity crafts straight away today.
You can use the nativity printable template to trace around onto coloured card like we have or colour the pattern pieces in like a colouring sheet and then cut them out and stick them together instead.
We’ve turned our nativity scene into greeting cards but you could use them as a nativity ornament for the mantlepiece or mount them on the wall as nativity art.
We think these make lovely nativity crafts for preschoolers and they go really well with our cute Baby Jesus Christmas Cards. They come with a free printable template too so both religious Christmas crafts are really easy to make.
Christmas Card Nativity Craft Tutorial
Supplies To Make Your Homemade Nativity Scene:
- Free Printable Nativity Craft Template. (Get yours at the bottom of this tutorial.)
- Coloured Cardstock
- Gold Glitter (Optional)
- Marker Pen
How To Make Nativity Christmas Cards
1 – Download and print the free nativity craft template. (You can get yours at the bottom of this tutorial.)
2 – Trace around the stable template pieces onto coloured card and then cut them out. We used Brown for the stable walls, yellow for the star and pink for the background. Of course you could choose any colours you like.
3 – Fold the background piece in half to make a card that hinges open and shut at the top.
4 – Glue on the stable walls and add the Star of Bethlehem on the top.
5 – To make Mary and Joseph cut out two figure shapes in different colours. Cut out two skin coloured circles and draw on faces then glue them on to the bodies.
6 – To make baby Jesus, cut out the manger, a yellow rectangle and the baby.
7 – Cut the yellow rectangle into thin strips to make straw for the manger.
8 – Draw a face onto baby Jesus or cut a skin coloured circle and draw it onto that.
9 – Glue the manger, straw and baby Jesus in between Mary and Joseph.
10 – Finish the nativity craft by drawing some swaddling on Jesus and glueing some gold glitter onto the Star of Bethlehem.
11 – On one of our nativity crafts we added a brown paper beard to Joseph too.
This is a lovely nativity craft idea for preschoolers and Sunday school. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Print the Instructions To Make Nativity Scene Christmas Cards Below: