I truly believe that Jesus IS the REASON for the season. I’m not at all against Santa or any of those other traditional “fun” things that come along with Christmas. I just think that there should be more focus on the Jesus and his birth, which is the real reason why we celebrate Christmas. With that in mind, I’ve gone on the hunt for great arts and crafts that can be done at home or school to celebrate the real reason for the season. I hope that you enjoy all my nativity arts and crafts links that I found!!
First is the Terra-cotta Trio which is an easy 3-piece nativity made from small clay pots. You can make your own nativity with this printable craft in b&w or color. Here’s another clay pot nativity. There’s a paper nativity that actually uses styrofoam cups.
If you’re up to trying to create your own craft, there’s nativity scene clipart to get you started. This nativity scene is a relief made with plaster of paris. Here’s a one that’s just as delicious as it is cute in the gingerbread nativity.
There’s nothing like getting the kids involved using their toys to make this Lincoln Log nativity. You can put your safety pins and seed beads to good use in this manger scene. Here’s a super simple baby Jesus. This is the perfect homemade creche to put that baby Jesus in.
If you prefer felt stories or puppets, here’s some great patterns to get you on your way. Danielle’s Place has a stick nativity scene that’s not quite half way down the page. You can even make a 3D manger for baby Jesus. There’s an adorable handmade nativity scene that the whole family or class can make or get involved in. One can make a whole scene around the baby Jesus. If you have some popsicle sticks, you can make this holy family picture.
And here is the jackpot of Christian and religious Christmas crafts for kids. There’s also a good article with links to free nativity religious crafts for kids. There’s some great articles, tips and so on, for nativity crafts. Here’s some fun and easy preschool nativity crafts.
I did a blog post on printable nativity scenes last year, but I want to add some to this post as well. Some of them are worth repeating!! There’s a free printable nativity scene that’s just so pretty. There’s also this printable nativity scene that’s just too cute. A great item for class at home or school would be this lapbook, which is a great learning tool.
Well, I think that about covers it. It should be enough to get your started, or even keep you busy making nativity crafts this entire holiday season. I hope that you find something that you can use and that you and kids enjoy making your nativity and keep the REASON for the season thriving!!
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