I am always being asked for Nativity crafts for Sunday Schools, preschools and in the home so I’ve put together a list of some ideas.
Nativity Crafts for all ages
Decorate your nursery, Sunday School or home with these fabulous colour in bunting sets. Each set has 20 characters that you can colour in then string up on the ribbon provided. Makes a colourful display as well as a great talking point.
2 Make your own Nativity Characters
This fantastic sew your own felt nativity set from Hobbycraft is really good value at just £5. Older children (I would say about 8+) could make this set with a little supervision. It comes with everything you need and clear instructions. Would also be a lovely gift to make for the children or grandchildren in your life too.
If your children are younger, why not draw some Nativity characters together, cut out and stick some lollipop sticks on the back to make some puppets. Then you can act out and talk about the Nativity story.
Alternatively use oven drying clay to make a lasting Nativity set. I found a great clip on Youtube to give you a start.
Do a Nativity related jigsaw. This one is good value with 4 x 500 jigsaws in it. Four jigsaws titled, Window Shopping, Letter to Santa, The Nativity Play and The Queen’s Speech provide an opportunity to talk about lots of aspects of Christmas. Jigsaws are great for developing little minds and doing them together is a great social opportunity too. Plus it will give you some downtime in the run up to Christmas.
4 Nativity picture
Make your own framed nativity scene. Cut out old Christmas cards, or draw your own background and characters and turn it in to a framed Nativity scene. Use a deep box frame to build a 3d picture of the Christmas story and then give as a gift.