Want some nativity crafts to decorate your home to do with kids, perhaps with your Sunday school kids? Then read on for some fantastic easy nativity craft ideas!
With all the things going on during the month of December, from school parties, work parties, finals, decorating, recitals, concerts, sports, and more, it’s sometimes hard to make sure we’re squeezing in enough Jesus time before Christmas Day arrives.
As a Christian, that’s obviously concerning, as I would like to reflect on my Savior more in the month of December than normal.
Chances are you do too.
I’ve worked hard to put together posts on my blog to help families focus on the nativity and Jesus Christ. These nativity ideas include:
- 35+ Best Kid Nativity Sets
- 40+ Beautiful Nativity Ornaments
- 40+ Nativity Advent Calendars
- 25+ Advent Scripture Calendars
- 40+ Children’s Christmas Books All About Jesus
To continue on this series, I wanted to highlight some amazing nativity crafts you can make with your kids, whether that’s your grandkids or for a preschool you work at, or for your Sunday school class.
I found both nativity craft kits, that make it much easier for you to DIY a nativity craft, as well as original DIY nativity craft ideas, many which use everyday items.
Nativity Crafts Supplies
Many of the nativity crafts listed below will require certain crafting supplies. Here is a good list of possible nativity craft supplies
- Unfinished Wood Peg Doll Bodies
- Paper Plates
- Contact Paper
- Paint Pens
- Acrylic Paints
- Tissue Paper
- Mod Podge
- Craft Sticks
- Hot Glue Gun
- Small Clay Pots
- Pipe Cleaner
Nativity Craft Kits
While you can often very easily scrounge up the needed supplies to complete many of the nativity craft ideas listed below, sometimes you just want a nativity craft kit that will make it easy for you or the child putting it together, rather than actually creating or crafting it yourself. I totally get it.
Here are some great nativity craft kits options for you:
Make your own DIY Nativity Christmas ornaments with a wood craft kit that makes 12 from Oriental Trading Company.
This is a fun foam nativity craft kit for kids with two stars to decorate. It’s pretty affordable and fun for kids to decorate however they want and is very affordable.
This foam nativity stable craft kit comes with all of the pieces needed to make two full nativity scenes!
What’s neat about this one is that it’s also a book! The book comes with 20 easy-to-assemble press-out pieces as a simple nativity craft.
This ceramic nativity kit set comes with 9 figurines and the paint to paint them!
This is a really great nativity crochet craft kit! The book has full-color photos and step-by-step instructions on how to crochet ten characters from the nativity scene and enough yarn to make Mary and baby Jesus (you’d have to buy additional thread to make the other characters).
Nativity Craft Ideas
Here are some of the great nativity craft ideas I found around the internet:
I love this super easy rock nativity set from The Gingerbread House! All you need is some Mod Podge and some printable nativity characters.
Crystal and Comp has some easy preschool nativity crafts like this popsicle stick baby Jesus manager scene.
This pop-up paper plate nativity craft from Pink Stripey Socks is adorable and so easy yet beautiful!
This is a fun artsy chalk nativity silhouette craft idea from The Chaos and the Clutter.
This is a nativity scene paper plate craft that has a popsicle stick Jesus in the middle. You can find the instructions for it at The Chaos and the Clutter.
This nativity craft is truly unique! Organized 31 recycled laundry scoops to make Christmas ornaments and miniature manger scenes like the one above using THESE miniature nativity figurines for crafts that are actually buttons!
Peg doll nativity crafts are really simple but really fun. Craft Moms Share has the details on how to make these through a couple of different methods.
If you want a nativity ornament, I love this one from Cutesy Crafts! She uses a glass ornament, a Cricut stencil, and etching cream! See her post for full instructions. This oneis definitely more of a keepsake nativity craft.
Crayons & Cravings has this creative rock nativity canvas craft! Another keepsake nativity craft that you can pull out each year.
Coffee With Us 3 made a cinnamon stick nativity craft ornament! It’s an easy nativity craft and one that will smell good on your tree when it is done.
Thrifty Fun has some detailed instructions on how to make your own clay pot nativity crafts. They are super cute, right? For slight variations on nativity scenes with clay pots, check out these ones:
- Mindy Pelter’s kids’ nativity craft version
- This Michaels felt nativity clay pot nativity
- Super adorable burlap clay pot nativity from Craftily Ever After
My friend Jodi from Meaningful Mama has a great stained glass nativity scene craft perfect for a nativity Sunday school craft as she also shares a great Sunday school lesson to go along with her craft. You can also pick up a 12-set stained glass ornament kit on Amazon too.
If you like the stained glass nativity ornament, True Aim Education has a free printable template for making your own paper versions!
AOK Corral has this awesome edible nativity scene craft that’s a spoof on a traditional gingerbread house. There are actually a ton of super fun and creative edible nativity scenes out there, that I think I’ll eventually need to do a post with all the different ideas! In the meantime, you can see a lot of them on Pinterest.
This nativity craft from Amy’s Free Ideas uses toilet paper tubes! It’s actually super creative and involved and could be a ton of fun for older kids to help you create.
If you still want more nativity craft ideas, head over to Felt Magnet’s post for 40 more!
Happy crafting and happy focusing on the Savior.
If you still want more ideas on how to focus on the Savior this time of year, check out these posts too: