If you’re new here, Welcome to Catholic Icing! I made a printable nativity set craft a few Christmases ago, and it’s been a very popular post. It’s free to download, and fun to make!
- About 13 Toilet Paper Tubes, or just print the figures on Card Stock
- Glue Stick, Tape, or Staples
- Download of Nativity Set (link below)
Directions for Completing Nativity Craft:
- Print the Nativity Set
- Color with Crayons
- Cut out the pieces
- Attach the pieces to toilet paper tubes with a glue stick, staples, or tape. If you’ve printed them on card stock, just roll them into cylinders and tape or staple. Some of the toilet paper tubes for the shorter figures will have to be cut shorter first. For most of the figures, just glue the bottom even with the bottom of the toilet paper tube and let the heads hang off the top. A few of the pieces are different- see directions below.
When gluing the angel, cut the bottom line of her wings and let them flap free- don’t put glue on the back of them! Then curl the wings out slightly with your finger. When gluing the empty stable, just glue each edge to a toilet paper tube half way around. When gluing the palm tree, cut the leaves around the bottom, and let them stand out as well. Don’t put glue on the back of the leaves. Now Offering a New and Improved Download!!!
It turns out this download is missing 2 of the wisemen- *gasp*! But you can still access them from Google Docs. Download other wisemen here.
Also, you can find all of my Advent and Christmas resources for Catholic families here.