This Christmas craft Nativity is a little different than most Nativity crafts that you have probably made in the past. First of all, it is simple flat paper. But also, it is a way to display the nativity scene in a unique place in your home. There are 2 versions of this banner, the one pictured and another that is simply circles to make cutting a little bit easier. Get your nativity craft printable now to get started.
This craft is perfect for to use in your home or to use with a Sunday School class. And stick around to the end of this article for some nativity craft ideas to make this project extra special.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
I have some good news for you…you already have everything that you need to make this craft…if you have used our master list of kids’ craft supplies to fill your bag.
In case you don’t already know, I want to let you in on the “secret”…you have more time than you think. It’s just a matter of preparation…and I’m not talking about hours. This preparation takes just a few minutes. Shop your house and then go to a local store (or online shopping if you’re like me) and gather the few things that you don’t already have. That’s it! You are ready to craft whenever you find a spare minute.
Step 1: Choose Your Nativity Craft Printable
- Choose a nativity banner template and print it out onto card stock. (If you do not have card stock, print it onto regular printer paper and mount the pieces onto a paper plate for stability.) There are 2 versions to choose from, one with silhouettes of the nativity figures and one with circles that are easier for little ones to cut out.
Step 2: Cut out your Christmas Craft Nativity
- Cut the figures out of the nativity craft templates.
*For the circles, cut right on the line as best as you can. And for the silhouette version, you do not have to be exact. Just roughly cut around the outside of the shape without cutting all of the details.
Step 3: Punch the Holes in Your Nativity Scene Paper Craft
- Now that the pieces of your nativity craft are cut out, use the single hole punch to place the holes where the dots indicate.
Step 4: Put Together Your Christmas Nativity Craft
- Lay out your nativity craft figures in the order that you would like. You do not have to use all of the characters if you do not want to.
- Now place the metal brads in the holes to connect the pieces of the Christmas nativity craft.
Step 5: Finish It Off
- Cut 2 pieces of white yarn about 1 foot long each.
- When you have all of the pieces of your nativity craft connected, tie a piece of yarn through the holes on each end of the nativity banner.
Here are Some Unique Nativity Craft Ideas:
- Add to your Nativity banner throughout the Advent season. Watch it continue to grow from just a few figures to so much more…until it is complete. You can start from one end or begin in the middle and work your way out. Tell the story of the characters as you add them to the Nativity scene.
- Use this banner as a kind of garland on a small Christmas tree.
- Laminate the paper pieces and put the Nativity craft outside somewhere.
- Have one child make this craft all by themselves or use it in a Sunday School or community group. Divide up the templates and have kids cut out one page and then bring them together to form the banner. I love a good collaboration project.
- Wrap the nativity banner around a round pole for a festive Christmas decoration.