Creative Nativities, Craft Ideas, Resource Packs & Printables

DIY Paper Nativity by Joel Henriques (Free to Download)
A new and beautifully simple paper nativity by Joel Henriques, two pdf files makes up the entire kit.  While you’re there check out some of his other craft ideas, paper cities and his book (I can highly recommend)

“Silent Night” DIY Black & White Illustrated Nativity (cost $12 to download template)
“Silent Night” by Melanie Burk is a beautiful nativity template, ready for pasting on a block or printing on cardboard this is an original nativity that gives a magically older style to it’s illustration. This nativity was designed with children in mind, so it is ready for little hands to treasure and love it. Use the paper dolls to color, paint, cut out and teach about the christmas story. Mount on flannel, magnets, or whatever you can think. Or, for a more durable collection to last the years, follow our detailed instructions and create a lasting, wooden block nativity to outlast anything those little hands can put it through. Simply use rubonz to mount the designs onto the wood- and fear not- it only involves your printer, scissors, the rubonz film, and wood.

DIY Printable Nativity Paper Theatre (Approximately $7 to access)
Probably one of the more professional looking DIY printable sets, and one of my favourites.  An 8 page printable booklet that you can create into a beautiful paper nativity theatre. A fun project you can print from your home computer and assemble yourself.
DIY Advent Calendar with Matchbox Nativity Characters (Free to download)
A simple and beautiful 24 piece printable Advent Calendar with nativity characters
DIY Paper Nativity Set (Free to download)
A simple and beautifully designed paper craft Nativity set by Marloes de Vries. This set comes as a pre-coloured kit and a black and white colour in kit. Includes Wise men, Shepherd, Donkey, Mary, Joseph, Baby, Angel & Cow.
DIY Printable Nativity (Free to download)
A very simple paper craft nativity set, invite kids or others to colour in the characters and then create the scene by cutting each part out and gluing them together.
DIY Printable Nativity Ornaments (Free to download)
A very simple Christmas craft, a nativity christmas tree ornament set, not the best of the collection but simple and easy to create.
DIY Paper Nativity Craft Template – No Room at the Inn (Free Download)
Very simple printable colour-in nativity craft, print out, colour in, cut and bob’s you uncle.
DIY Printable Papercraft Traditional Nativity (Free to download)
A more traditional nativity scene with a stained glass backdrop.
DIY Printable Papercraft Nativity Kit (Free to download)
a much more complex project this kit creates a full 3D paper craft nativity with individual characters to cut, fold and assemble.  This particular set would probably require adult help, or create as a congregational or family project
DIY Printable Flatpack Advent Nativity Set (Cost to access, approximately $7)
Similar to the flatpack kit above this Advent Nativity set by Si Smith is a set of 25 characters that form together to create a nativity that spans from the announcement of the pregnancy of Elizabeth through to the escape to Egypt.  I love this particular kit and have created it a number of times over the years.
Nativity Craft, Puzzle & Game Pack (Free to Download)
A great collection of nativity-based ideas including 3 Part Cards, Beginning Sounds, Matching Cards, Read Write the Room, Pocket Cards, Which One Is Different, What Comes Next, Pre Writing Practice, Pattern Cards, 10 Piece Puzzles, 4 Piece Puzzles, Size Sorting, Coloring Pages, Writing Pages, Dot Marker Pages, Picture to help tell the story, Small Book, and more.
Nativity Learning Ideas (Free to download)
A fantastic collection of Nativity themed ideas including patterns, puzzles, story timeline, maze, spelling book and more
DIY Nativity Silhouette “Stained Glass” Craft (Instructions only, no template provided)
a beautiful craft idea for home or sunday school or worship, the project would probably involve some homework as you’d need to pre-cut the silhouette before you kick off.
Nativity Printable Preschool Pack (Free to download)
These Nativity printables will give your preschooler hours of fun and exposure to early learning skills like ABCs, counting, early reading, shapes, colors and more!
For more Nativity ideas (if these aren’t enough check out my Pinterest Nativity Board here: