This adorable Sunday school nativity craft is perfect for creating with kids of all ages. And, because it’s so simple, it works well with groups of kids.
Sunday school nativity craft
Sometimes it’s tough finding a fun Sunday school craft. The idea has to be easy to explain, use simple supplies, and hold the attention of several kids.
What I love about this easy nativity craft, is that it checks all of those boxes.
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Tips for making this easy nativity craft for preschoolers
- It may be easier to cut the tissue paper into squares before beginning the craft. Especially if time is an issue.
- Teach kids to count to ten while gluing. This way the glue has a chance to set.
- Show your kids how much glue is needed for the tissue paper. Seeing a visual may help save some glue.
How to make a paper nativity craft
Below is our step by step tutorial for creating this religious Christmas craft. Feel free to print it for easy reference.
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- Print the template and cut out each of the pieces.
- Cut your yellow tissue paper into squares.
- Cover a portion of the star in white glue. Crumple pieces of tissue paper and stick them down into the glue. Repeat until the star is covered.
- Repeat this process for the Joseph, Mary, and Baby Jesus bodies.
- Glue the body pieces to the star.
- Using a colored pencil, draw faces onto the circles. You can either draw on eyes or use googly eyes.
- Finally, glue the faces onto the bodies!
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When to make this easy nativity craft for kids
Sometimes you see a craft and think, oh that’s cute! But then you don’t know when you will make it. Here are some ideas for this fun art project!
- This craft is great for a Sunday school project.
- Hang a string from the top and use them as ornaments.
- Decorate a bulletin board.
- Hang them from your mantel.
- Glue the star to the front of a Christmas card.
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