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. 
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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No time to make this simple nativity craft now? Pin it for later!

If you can’t make this paper nativity craft now, pin it to your kids’ crafts ideas board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready.This religious Christmas craft uses crumpled tissue paper to create an easy nativity scene. #twitchetts

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.

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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.

Yield: 1 Nativity

Crumpled Paper Nativity Craft

Easy nativity craft for preschoolers.

Your whole class will enjoy this simple nativity craft for kids.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Scissors
  • Colored Pencils


  1. Print the template and cut out each of the pieces.Easy nativity craft for preschoolers. Step 1
  2. Cut your yellow tissue paper into squares.Easy nativity craft for preschoolers. Step 2
  3. 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.Easy nativity craft for preschoolers. Step 3
  4. Repeat this process for the Joseph, Mary, and Baby Jesus bodies.Easy nativity craft for preschoolers. Step 4
  5. Glue the body pieces to the star.Easy nativity craft for preschoolers. Step 5
  6. Using a colored pencil, draw faces onto the circles. You can either draw on eyes or use googly eyes.Easy nativity craft for preschoolers. Step 6
  7. Finally, glue the faces onto the bodies!Easy nativity craft for preschoolers.

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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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