Baby Jesus Arts & Crafts Ideas
Special Gift Of Love
Picture of Baby Jesus
Xerox the picture of Baby Jesus so each child can have
3-4 copies. Cut the wrapping
paper into 9 by 12 pieces. Cut the ribbon into 8"
pieces. Talk about how many
special gifts God has given us. Nature, families, good times etc.
special gift of all was Jesus, His Son. Some people don't know about
best gift to them. This activity is a fun way to help children want to
news about God's gift with others. Give each child several copies of the
Jesus picture. Color them if needed. Apply
glue stick to the back of each
picture. Lay the picture face up on a square of wrapping paper. Roll
wrapping paper up with the picture inside and tie closed with a strand of
ribbon. Encourage the children to share the rolled gifts with
each child you will need: 3 Toilet Paper Tubes 3 6" squares of
fabric 3 metallic pipe cleaners 3 pieces of paper, or paint to cover tp
oval 'faces' (children add features) glue 3 Dove Christmas candy wrappers
each King: First cover the tp roll with either contact paper,
paper, or paint it & let dry. Next, cover one end with the fabric, so one
down longer than the other. Wrap the pipe cleaner around for a band that
the king's head piece (actually looks more like what a Shepard would
child draw on the features on the oval, then glue it on. Lastly, trim the
wrapper so that you've got the shiny 'present' left, and not the crinkled
In A Manger
Have children take two pretzel sticks and glue
them to the paper plate to
make an "X"for the legs
of the manger. Have the children glue Spanish moss
above the pretzel sticks to represent the hay.
Have the children glue a Circus
peanut so that it
lays on the hay to represent the baby Jesus lying
in the manger.
Cut out pictures of Mary and Joseph. Have children glue
them onto a stable picture.
Also, cut out pictures of
Jesus in a manger and let children glue onto the scene.
You can expand this by also adding the 3 wise men, or shepherds, etc.
The Holy Night
Let children draw a picture of the Holy night -- our first
using chalk. Dip the chalk in sugar water for
The Clay Nativity is a
simple and easy-to-make craft for a broad age range. You'll need:
3 mini clay pots (2"), 3 large wooden beads, straw or moss, a gold ring of
strips of fabric, and tacky glue. Turn two pots upside down and glue a
bead on top
of each one, (representing Mary and Joseph). Place one of the fabric
strips over Mary's
head, the other around Joseph's shoulders. Place straw into the third pot,
(represents the manger). Place the third bead (represents Jesus' head)
the straw, then place the gold ribbon around the head of Jesus like a
We made a nativity scene.
There is a template for one at
You can have the kids make their own stable by gluing popsicle
sticks onto paper in the shape
of a stable and then put Mary, Joseph and the baby under it and add a star
sticker above it.
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I do not claim any of these as my own ideas.
They are shared from friends and fellow group
Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!