Nativity Ornament Craft

Looking to add a personal touch to your Christmas tree this year? Why not try a Nativity Ornament Craft?

These homemade Christmas ornaments not only bring a sense of warmth and charm to your holiday decor but also serve as a wonderful way to engage your family in the spirit of the season. 

Creating your nativity ornaments is a fun and meaningful activity that combines creativity with tradition, offering a unique opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the story of Christmas. 

Join us as we guide you through the process of making your very own Nativity Ornament Craft.

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Adding kid-made ornaments to the Christmas tree each year imbues the holiday with an extra layer of warmth and personalized charm. It’s a tradition that captures the innocence and joyfulness of childhood, as each ornament serves as a memento of precious family moments and the growing creativity of your little ones.

Hanging these handmade treasures on the tree, year after year, paints a beautiful timeline of memories that illuminate the tree with more than just light, but also with love and nostalgia.

This delightful tradition not only adds a personalized touch to your holiday decor but also helps foster a sense of accomplishment and pride in your children, knowing their handiwork holds a special place in the heart of the family’s Christmas celebrations.

Nativity Ornament Craft

We have put together an easy-to-follow guide that includes a supply list and detailed step-by-step instructions to help you create a beautiful and symbolic Nativity Ornament Craft this Christmas season. 

This craft activity is designed to celebrate the birth of Jesus, capturing the essence of the Christmas story in a simple yet profound way. 

Whether you’re an expert crafter or a beginner, this guide will ensure you have everything you need to make this special ornament, enhancing the festive spirit of your holiday decor. 

So, let’s dive in and start creating a memorable ornament that embodies the heart of Christmas.

Craft Supplies

How to Make the Kid’s Craft

Glue two mini craft sticks to a regular popsicle stick. Make an arch by gluing two mini popsicle sticks together.

Glue the two pieces together to form a stable. Refer to the photo below.

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Paint the stable brown. Allow the craft sticks dry completely before moving on to the next step.

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While the stable dries, download the simple Nativity silhouette template. Print and cut out. Set aside.

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Rip tissue paper into small pieces. Cut a piece of contact paper a little larger than the size of the stable. Cover the sticky part of the contact paper with the tissue paper.

Cut a second piece of contact paper a little larger than the size of the stable and cover the tissue paper. Press out any bubbles.

Cut the contact paper into the shape of the stable.

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Glue the silhouette onto the contact paper.

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Glue the contact paper onto the back of the stable. Then, glue a small piece of twine to the top of the ornament for hanging on a Christmas tree.

Your ornament is finished. These would make wonderful family keepsake gifts!

More Nativity Craft Ideas

The holiday season is an ideal time to engage in creative projects, instilling in children the significance of the nativity story while making Christmas crafts that can be cherished for years to come. 

One such fun-filled holiday craft that truly captures the spirit of Christmas is making nativity Christmas ornaments. These handmade trinkets, embodying the essence of the holy nativity, make for an excellent family or Sunday school class activity and add a personal touch to your festive decorations. 

Preschool Books About the Nativity

Now that we’ve explored some creative crafts, let’s delve into the world of literature! The nativity story has been beautifully depicted in numerous children’s books, offering young readers a chance to engage with the tale in a more accessible and captivating manner.

Here are some recommended preschool books about the nativity that wonderfully capture the essence of the Christmas story.

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The Christmas Baby – When Mary and Joseph’s child was born, the good tidings spread from the animals in the manger, to the shepherds in the fields, to the kings in distant lands, and even to the angels in the heavens!

Christmas in the Manger – With a simple, lyrical text and radiant artwork, this book is perfect for the youngest child to be a part of the wonder of the Nativity.

The First Christmas – Experience the true meaning of Christmas with “The First Christmas.” It’s a heartwarming journey that transports you to Bethlehem.

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Teaching Resources

When you set up a nativity felt story board, your kids can retell the story of Jesus’s birth over and over again.

Like the felt story board idea, a set of wooden nativity peg dolls also let kids retell the story over and over again.

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In conclusion, the holiday season presents a fantastic opportunity to inspire creativity while imparting valuable lessons about the nativity story.

Explore nativity crafts, captivating books, and interactive tools to help children grasp the true meaning of Christmas.

This holiday, let’s make memories, teach through play, and foster the Christmas spirit in our little ones.

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Nativity Ornament Craft

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Engage in the festive spirit with our easy and fun nativity ornament craft. Ideal for kids to learn and appreciate the Christmas story.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Materials

  • Tissue Paper
  • Glue or Hot Glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Brown Paint
  • Popsicle Sticks (regular and mini)
  • Twine
  • Black Cardstock
  • Contact Paper

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

Glue two mini craft sticks to a regular popsicle stick. Make an arch by gluing two mini popsicle sticks together.

Glue the two pieces together to form a stable. Refer to the photo below.Paint the stable brown. Allow to dry completely.

While the stable dries, download the simple Nativity silhouette template. Print and cut out. Set aside.

Rip tissue paper into small pieces. Cut a piece of contact paper a little larger than the size of the stable. Cover the sticky part of the contact paper with the tissue paper.

Cut a second piece of contact paper a little larger than the size of the stable and cover the tissue paper. Press out any bubbles.

Cut the contact paper into the shape of the stable.

Glue the silhouette onto the contact paper.

Glue the contact paper onto the back of the stable. Glue a small piece of ribbon or twine to the top of the ornament for hanging on a Christmas tree.

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