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Christmas Nativity Crafts with Paper Plate

In December this Christmas Nativity crafts with paper plate is an essential component of kid’s fun and learning!

paper plate nativity craft

What better way to tell the nativity story than alongside my Christmas Nativity crafts with paper plate! Little kids will love putting this together with Mum’s help and then being read the story afterwards!

This is an awesome way for them to hear the Christmas story and remember it!

Previously I had resurrection crafts for Sunday School and it was a massive hit with the kids, and they really enjoyed learning the Religious Easter Story!

If you like this you will love my Religious Christmas Crafts for Kids featuring a dove and Baby Jesus.

Keep reading to find my free template and step by step instructions to help you complete this Religious Christmas paper plate craft. 

paper plate nativity craft

Christmas Nativity Crafts with Paper Plate

These Christmas nativity crafts with paper plate are the best way to tell the Christmas story.


  • 1. Colored craft papers
  • 2. Craft glue
  • 3. Pencil
  • 4. Popsicle sticks
  • 5. Scissors


Step 1:

Select different colored craft papers for the Nativity scene papercraft dolls. Select colored craft papers for Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, 3 Wise Men and the animal crafts.

Trace the template patterns on the selected craft paper and cut them
out neatly.

Step 2:

Grab the patterns for the Mary papercraft doll; stick the round cutout (head) near the round edge of the scarf pattern.

Grab the head and beard pattern of the Joseph papercraft doll; stick the beard pattern around the edge of the head pattern.

Stick the round cutout near a side of the oval pattern to craft the Baby Jesus doll. 

Step 3:

Stick the Mary scarf pattern on a side of the rectangle (Mary’s dress) pattern, to the front. Stick the head pattern of the Joseph doll to the narrow end of the dress pattern and then stick the scarf pattern to the back of the head.

Step 4:

Attach the baby Jesus on the Mary papercraft doll’s lap. Use a black sharpie to draw the hair, eyes, nose and mouth of the Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus papercraft dolls.

Step 5:

Trace and cut out the 3 Wise Men’s patterns and stick them together to complete each craft.

Step 6:

Also, trace, cut out and stick the animal patterns to complete the animal crafts.

Step 7:

Grab a paper-plate and cut off ¼ of the plate from any side. Stick a paper to the plate, I used brown colored paper. Stick the star to the top side of the curved end of the plate.

Step 8:

Place the papercraft dolls on the paper-plate and beside it to craft the Nativity scene. 

Before you go please remember to print out your free template to help you complete this Christmas nativity crafts with paper plate craft

Craft Template

I have lots of fun paper plate crafts for kids if you want to keep your kids busy!

Please check out my easy Christmas crafts for kids and my list of Easy Christmas Tree Crafts

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