How to Make a Printable Paper Nativity Scene?

If you are looking for an excellent and Fun resource to teach the Nativity story to kids, then this DIY Paper Nativity Printable is for you! It is Super-Easy and Fun to make this Nativity Scene. 

In this blog, I will show you how I made the Nativity Scene with the Nativity Printable through a Video and share some Tips and Tricks that will help you make one Easily.

Let’s Dive in.

DIY Nativity scene

Setting up a Nativity Scene for Kids

Billions of people worldwide celebrate the birth of Jesus, making it a huge cultural and traditional practice, and no Christmas is complete without preparing the Nativity scene

Even though we are not Christians, we love learning about different Cultures and Traditions. Hence, I created a Nativity scene to introduce the story to my child. 

Mary, joseph and baby jesus and manger

I designed and created these illustrations in the year 2020, and It gives me a lot of joy that my work brings the joy of Christmas to many families. Kids will enjoy making this craft and will adore the outcome. 

wise man and camel from nativity

Shepherd, donkey and sheep from nativity

How to Make a Nativity Scene? 

The making process is very easy! All you have to do is get the printable, print, cut, fold, and glue them together. 

Things Needed

You will need just a couple of these you already have at home to make this set.

  1. The Nativity Printable 
  2. Cardstock or photo paper
  3. Paper glue
  4. Scissor / cutter
  5. Ruler

Nativity printables and tools needed


It takes about 60 to 90 minutes to finish making the set from scratch. First, you need to download the Nativity Printable and Print the pages on either cardstock or Photo paper. 

This video explains the entire process in 3 easy steps. 

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Please read on for some instructions as I made two changes that aren’t explained in the video. 

1. To make the background stiffer, I added a cardboard sheet to the rear.

Nativity barn, skey full of stars made with paper

2. The palm tree was thin and tall and thus wasn’t that steady. So I had Stuck a popsicle stick on the rear.

Nativity palm tree paper popsicle stick

3. I have used cardstock paper in the video & above images (Standard printing). Recently, I printed a few characters in a Photopaper, and it came out vibrant and super awesome.

See the difference in the picture here.  

Wise man Photo paper vs cardstock print

So, I recommend using photo paper if your printer supports it.

Paper nativity Joseph making the characters

Please note that you need to use a cylindrical bar to fold the characters as the photo paper is too stiff. 

Storing the nativity set:

Paper nativity set packed in a cardboard box

Store it in a cardboard box if you want to set it up again for next year. Just stack the characters one above the other like this. It will be fine! 

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I believe this would be a great craft project, and older kids can have fun making this with little help from elders.

barn, manger, Mary, joseph, angel nativity scene

Please let me know if you have any doubts while assembling it. Just leave a comment below or send a mail to [email protected]

Thanks for being here. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year!

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