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This simple and easy DIY Tissue paper Christmas Nativity Craft is perfect for kids. Perfect craft to do at home or at Pre-School. Learn about the true meaning of Christmas with baby Jesus, Mother Mary & Joseph. Comes with a free template.
DIY Tissue Paper Christmas Nativity Craft Idea For Kids
This DIY Tissue Paper Christmas Nativity Craft is one of our favorites to make this year. It isn’t hard at all, yet it looks so intricate. I love centering our Christmas decor around Christ, and this craft is perfect for that!
Plus, we get to craft and opening share about Jesus and his birth with our kids. We purchased an amazing Children’s bible when the kids were much younger. They each have their own. I highly recommend it. I put the link right below in case you want to check it out for yourselves. Or you can read the story from here.
This craft doesn’t require a lot of crafting items. You may even possibly have all the supplies on hand. Which would be great! No need to run out to the store and purchase.
Scroll down below for the step-by-step directions (printable directions available too) to make your own Christmas nativity craft!
SUPPLIES NEEDED Christmas Nativity
– Printable Nativity Template
– Template printed on cardstock
– Colored pencils: black, red, pink, brown
– All-purpose glue
– Tissue paper: yellow, blue, green and white
– Optional: small googly eyes
DIRECTIONS TO MAKE THE NATIVITY CRAFT:
Before you get started, make sure you gather all your supplies. With a nativity craft such as this one, it’ll make it much easier when you aren’t running around for your supplies.
Make sure to have your nativity cut out template –downloaded and printed too! Then you will be ready to go. Time to print and GO!
Now that you have your supplies, you are ready to begin. First, start by cutting out all the pieces needed on your printed template.
Cut, Cut, Cut…
This is where you will be handing over those safety scissors and allowing your kids to go to work. The great thing about this project is even though they may cut the edges all wonky and shredded looking, it doesn’t matter. The tissue paper will cover that all up.
The next step I call the “tissue paper crumble”. to start with the yellow first. Cut the tissue paper in small pieces. To make this step easier for the kids, adults can cut the tissue paper in strips first, then the kids can cut from there.
The kids will surely love to sit and make a mess by crinkly tissue paper.
Next, you will want to take the star template and cover a section in glue. Crumple up a piece of tissue paper and stick it down. Repeat over and over until the whole star is covered.
Now you will want to repeat this process with the green, blue and white tissue paper. Glue the green to the largest oval, the blue to the middle-sized oval, and white for the smallest. Can you see your Christmas Nativity Craft being almost complete?
After you have completed covering all the pieces in tissue paper, it is time to glue the oval shapes to the star.
Almost there. Just a few more steps.
Time to get creative. I hope your drawing skills are up to scuff. Actually, you do not need to be an artist for this. It is pretty simple.
Now you will want to grab those colored pencils. Let’s get started to draw faces onto the circles. You can draw on your eyes or use googly eyes. Either way, they will look super cute.
Now you are ready for the very last step. I am sure you can figure this one out without needing to be instructed. Let’s glue the faces onto your tissue paper ovals. This will make your Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus come alive. Now your craft is complete!
Jesus is truly the reason for the season. Even little children can learn through simple crafts about God’s one and only son.
Additional Crafty Tip Ideas For This Project
- Using a hole puncher, create a small hole at the top. Add a ribbon tie and hang from your Christmas tree or child’s doorknob to their room.
- You can also take a few of those mailed spam magnets that you get in the mail and glue them to the back of the star. Adding it to your fridge.
Printable Directions to Make Christmas Nativity Craft
- Template printed on cardstock
- Colored pencils: black, red, pink, brown…
- All-purpose glue
- Tissue paper: yellow, blue, green and white
- Optional: google eyes
- To begin, print the template on cardstock and cut out all the pieces.
- Let’s start with the yellow first. Cut the tissue paper in small pieces. To make this step easier for the kids, adults can cut the tissue paper in strips first, then the kids can cut from there.
- Take the star template and cover a section in glue. Crumple up a piece of tissue paper and stick it down. Repeat over and over until the whole star is covered.
- Repeat this process with the green, blue and white tissue paper. Glue the green to the largest oval, the blue to the middle-sized oval and white for the smallest.
- Glue the oval shapes to the star.
- Then grab the colored pencil and draw a face onto the circles. You can draw on eyes or use google eyes.
- Finally, glue the faces on & the craft is complete!
If you made this Christmas craft, we would love to hear all about it. We get so excited when you choose to do a craft featured on Inspiring Savings. Please leave us a comment below.
Other Amazing Christmas Themed Ideas
Making this craft project at home is not only fun, but can save you money. No need to go out and purchase a Christmas Nativity Craft kit when you can gather your supplies from home and make it yourself.