Looking for a fun Nativity ornament craft for kids? This quick and easy Nativity scene ornament craft will delight your children!
God send Jesus into the world so that we could be saved.
Consider what Paul tells us in Galatians 4:4-6, ESV:
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!””
Our kids need to know who Jesus is, and they need to know the gospel. (Help them learn the gospel with this free poster and memory card set.)
You can talk about God’s great plan for salvation as you make this fun Nativity scene ornament craft.
Nativity Scene Ornament Craft
Before making your Nativity ornaments, read Galatians 4:4-6 and discuss:
- God sent Jesus when the time was right in history. God is in charge of history, so he planned and arranged for the perfect moment in history.
- Jesus was fully human and fully God. He was fully human so that he could make the payment for our sins. Jesus never sinned.
- What does adoption mean?
- God arranged for the adoption of those who believe in Jesus, confess him with their mouths, and repent of their sins.
- Do you want to be adopted by God?
As a family, talk about who Jesus is, and why we celebrate his great plan for salvation at Christmastime.
Nativity Ornament Craft
Check out this fun video of the Nativity ornament craft!
Grab your Nativity Ornament Craft for Kids
Head on over to the Thinking Kids Press store to grab your step-by-step instructions (also shown below), and your house templates.
Tips for Making Bible Crafts with Kids
Doing art projects with kids can be a challenge. For that reason, many parents forgo this valuable time altogether. As an art major and a parent who has done frequent art projects with my four children, I have a few suggestions for you.
- Cover your space. Use painting drop cloths and plastic to keep your furniture and flooring protected.
- Cover your kids. Grab a couple of your old T-shirts and throw them over your kids, buy them painting aprons, or designate clothes specifically for crafting.
- Do the prep work in advance. Do as much prep work for a project as you can before you get the kids involved. Not everything on the page needs to be their work. It’s OK to help.
- Schedule several short sessions for one project. Children need several days to be able to create larger projects. Art is time-consuming and requires energy.
- Encourage your kids. Children are likely to be frustrated by the disconnect in the artwork they envision and the art they actually create. Remind your kids that they improve every time they create, and tell them how much you love their work (even if you don’t know what it is!). Also, stick figures are fabulous.
- Operate the hot glue gun and X-ACTO knife. Hot glue burns are terrible and X-ACTO knives are razor sharp. Until your kids are old enough to cook, I’d advise you do the hot gluing and razor cutting. For this project, you may want to pre-cut the Nativity Scene.
Supplies Needed to Make Your Nativity Ornament
You’ll need a few supplies to make your project. You may have a few of these items already. If not, these are all fairly inexpensive and will serve you well for multiple projects.
- Felt Squares
- Felt Glue
- Your Printable Template
Make Your Nativity Scene Ornaments
Here are the steps for your Nativity ornament craft:
1) Print and cut out your template pieces.
2) Create the base for your Nativity scene ornaments.
To create the stable, glue the stable roof and base onto the stable background as shown.
Books Make Great Christmas Gifts!
Help Your Kids Learn and Love the BibleWho was Martin Luther? (Who What Why)What was the Gutenberg Bible? (Who What Why)Why did the Reformation Happen? (Who What Why)When Lightning Struck!: The Story of Martin LutherWonderfully Made: God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth
3) Create your Nativity figures.
Glue Mary’s hair to her head.
Glue baby Jesus’ head to his body.
Glue the rope to Joseph’s scarf.
Glue Mary’s head covering over her hair.
Glue Joseph’s head to his body, and then glue Mary’s head to her body.
4) Complete your Nativity scene ornament.
Glue Joseph and Mary to your stable as shown.
Last, glue baby Jesus into the manger, and glue the manger between Mary and Joseph.
Glue the star to the top of the stable.
Glue a loop of ribbon to the back of the stable.
Your kids can hang their Nativity scene ornament to remind them what God’s Word says about God’s adoption of those saved by Jesus.
Great Books about Jesus, the Reason for Christmas
30 Prophecies: One Story: How God’s Word Points to JesusThe History of Christmas: 2,000 Years of Faith, Fable and FestivityI Spy At Christmas: Jesus is More Important than Crackers and TinselThe Christmas Story: The Bible VersionThe Very First ChristmasThe Very First Christmas
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