Nativity Scene Printable

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

In this blog, I will show you how I made the Nativity Scene with the Nativity Printable through a Video and also 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 Christmas is incomplete without making 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 for the 2020 Christmas, and we absolutely love setting up the Nativity Scene for Christmas.

Kids will enjoy making this craft and will adore the outcome. It gives me so much pleasure that my work brings the joy of Christmas to many families. 

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 things 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

Directions to make Nativity Scene

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. 

Step 1: Make the Characters – Cut, Roll and Glue them

Step 2: Make the Shed- Cut fold and Glue the Flaps as instructed

Step 3: Make the Manger – Cut, fold and Glue the Flaps as Instructed.

Tips and Tricks

Please read on for some instructions that aren’t explained in the video. 

1. To make the background of the Shed stiffer, Please add a cardboard sheet to the rear.

Nativity barn, skey full of stars made with paper

2. Use a popsicle stick on the rear of the Palm tree to make it steady.

Nativity palm tree paper popsicle stick

3. In the video & above images, I have used Cardstock paper and 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.

Please note that the Photo paper is Very Stiff and you need to use a cylindrical bar to fold the characters. 

Paper nativity Joseph making the characters

Storing the Nativity set:

It is our third year and we are using the same set that we made in 2020. Every year after Christmas month, I store it in a Box to use for next year. Even though this Nativity scene is made with Paper, it lasts and is in good condition even after Year. 

 If you also want to reuse it, Just stack the characters in a Box, It will be fine until next year! 

Paper nativity set packed in a cardboard box

Ready to Make the Scene with the printable? Get the Nativity Printable

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 printable

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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