Ever since last Christmas, my daughter has been asking for her very own Nativity set. Since we enjoy being creative and crafty, we decided to try making our own. We thought about trying this super cute DIY wooden Nativity set, but after searching online I found a few really cute, free, printable Nativity sets…and I like free!
Since the first nativity set didn’t require any coloring, we decided that it would be for the boys. And, they have had a blast playing with it!
- printable Nativity figures (downloaded from Making Friends)
- cardstock paper
- toilet paper tubes
Simply print and cut out the Nativity figures. Cut the toilet paper tubes into small rings. Tape one ring to the back of each figure to make it stand up. Finally, have fun playing with your Nativity scene. As an added bonus, grab an old shoe box for the manger and add some shredded brown paper for hay.
The second Nativity set we found (shown below) was perfect for my daughter. She got to color all the pieces and everything! Plus, she loved that it came with a manger that we could make…rather than using an old shoe box like we did for her brother’s Nativity set.