DIY Nativity Ideas (For Older Kids And Adults)

Have you ever wanted a fun nativity set for you kids but they’re just stinkin expensive? Or you’re crafty like me, and it brings you a lot of joy to have things around your home that you have created yourself? Either way, I am here to encourage you that you can totally make your own nativity set for you kids, and I have a ton of great ideas here to get your creative juices flowing! These DIY nativity ideas are mostly for older kids or for parents to make, so if you’re looking for kid nativity crafts, be sure to check out my list of nativity crafts for littles here

DIY Peg Doll Nativity 

Have you heard of my printable peg dolls that I make? You print and decoupage on the body around the peg doll, and all you have to actually paint are the heads. Also, my download comes with simple step by step directions to paint the heads yourself, and you can even draw the faces on with a marker! You can find my printable peg doll nativity set here– these are a favorite at our house! 

printable peg dolls- the nativity set

Am Momma Hear Me Roar!


with Ehow.


Under My Umbrella shares the


Craft Stylish has directions on how to create


I found this cool Puzzle Nativity on
Bug a Boo Corner.


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The Pioneer Woman made this cute


I think there’s something charming about this
child made Rock Nativity from Roper5.

I found this great photo tutorial over at Holes In My Shiny Veneer for making your own nativity set out of spool dolls! Part one shows how to make the holy family:

Part two goes on to show you how to make the wise men, shepherds, and angel.

More Nativity Resources For Families

You do not want to miss my nativity round up for kids that includes crafts, book suggestions, traditions, songs, printables, and more! Check it out now.

The Advent Christmas Planner- available from Catholic Icing


Find all my Advent and Christmas Posts here.

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