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Simple Nativity Ornament Craft for Kids

Simple & cute Nativity Ornaments that are great for kids to make.  I used these in Sunday School and they were perfect. 

Nativity Ornament Craft for Kids

I’m breaking one of my rules with this post.  I’m sharing a kid’s craft that a kid hasn’t actually done.  All my kid’s crafts are tested out by my kiddos to make sure they are easy enough and fun and would be a good fit for other kids too!  {It kind of drives me crazy when I see “kids crafts” on Pinterest that you know no kid was within 100 feet of!}  But we are going to be doing this craft in Sunday School and since most of my kids are in my class, I didn’t want to ruin the experience with doing it at home too.  Also I wanted to share it early enough with you so if you want to use it in Sunday School or with your kids you will have plenty of time to do so.

These are really pretty easy, as all little kids crafts should be!  And I’m confident the kids will be able to do them with a little help. 

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Nativity Ornaments Craft for Kids

What you need:

  • Poster Board or Thin Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Fabric Scraps
  • Stapler
  • Ribbon or Cord (for hanging)
  • Glue
  • Nativity Pattern (optional)

How to:

Using a pattern or freehand, draw a Mary, Joseph, manger and baby Jesus on the cardboard and cut it out. {I used this pattern for nativity puppets but went a little wide where the arms of Joseph should be so it looked like they were beside him. Or you could use her coloring page Joseph. But if you search free nativity paper dolls you should get lots of options.}

Attach the ribbon to the cutout Mary, Joseph and manger.  I just stapled them since the fabric would cover it. 

Cut fabric a little bit bigger than the body of baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph and glue on. Trim the excess or glue to the back.  (I did a combo of both.)  

For Jesus/Manger: Glue dry grass or hay on the manger and then glue baby Jesus on top of that

For Mary:   Cut a small piece of fabric for the head piece and glue around the top and down the side a bit and let the rest hang. 

You can glue a little stick on Joseph if desired for a staff. 

And that’s it!


I’m pretty excited to try this out with the kiddos.  I’m going to pre-cut the cardboard and fabric since I have mostly little ones in Sunday School but if you have older ones they could probably easily handle those tasks too. 


Nativity Ornament Craft for Kids

Do you do any nativity of Jesus focused crafts with your kids during this season?  If so, please share in the comments.  We love hearing from you!

This post is part of our Christmas Crafts & Decor Series.  Be sure to check out the rest and keep coming back this month for more crafts!  Also you can find all our Christmas posts in ONE PLACE!  Check out our Homemade Christmas page for all our Christmas goodies. 



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