Nativity Craft for kidsOur last Nativity Craft this year I think and we’ve worked together to create a Nativity Lantern for us to sing Christmas Carols by as one of our Advent Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers.

What you need to make the Nativity Lantern

Tracing Paper to draw Nativity Picture or Nativity Colour-in Window Decorations
Fibre Tip Pens
Black Card Stock
Craft Knife
Sticky Tape

How you make the Nativity Lantern

J and T set about colouring in the Nativity Window Decorations – the material is like tracing paper and when held up to glass produces a wonderful stained glass look when sunlight shines through it.

nativity craft for preschool

Once they had coloured in the decorations I took over (J is 3 and T is 21 months) with the craft knife and card stock and used 2 pieces. I folded the card in half and then drew around the window decoration.

Nativity craft with toddlers

Once I had drawn the window around I cut out inside but around 1/2cm inside of the line that I had drawn.

I then folded a small piece at either side of the paper and stuck the 2 pieces of card together to form a cube with top and bottom missing.

Nativity activity for kids

With a electric tea light inside the light shines through the windows and is safe for the kids.

Nativity Craft

We are cohosting a Focus on the Nativity Collaborative Blog Hop for Christmas 2012 organised by The Imagination Tree and with these other bloggers

The Imagination Tree ~ Living Montessori Now ~ Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers ~ My Nearest And Dearest

Life At The Zoo ~ Creative Connection for Kids ~ This Reading Mama  ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Train up A Child

Rainy Day Mum ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ Crafty Mom Share ~ The Magic Of Play ~ Sun Hats and Wellieboots  ~ The Fairy and The Frog

Housing a Forest ~ The Iowa Farmers Wife ~ Preschool Book Club ~ Craft To Art ~ The Golden Gleam ~ Here Come The Girls

Mamas Like Me ~ In Lieu Of Preschool ~ Kids Creative Chaos ~ My Small Potatoes ~ Love Play And Learn ~ Kids World Citizen ~ Se7en

Out Now! – Countdown to Christmas Ebook

When life gets hectic in the lead up to Christmas wouldn’t it be great to be able to spend a little time with the family creating gifts for others, food to enjoy together and traditions that make magical Christmas Memories?

But what actually happens is you spend hours searching through Pinterest looking for ideas and realise halfway through saying you are going to start that you have only 1 thing on the materials list!

I’ve been there!

So that is why we’ve put together our 24 favourite Christmas Activities, Crafts and Recipes with full materials lists and step-by-step instructions so that you have everything at your fingertips.

Produced as a PDF you can download, print and use these ideas throughout the festive season with your children and families.

Find out more as we share with you our Favourite Ways to Countdown to Christmas.

Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.


  1. These are great, lovely simple idea, I’m gonna make these with my kid’s church group next week. Thanks a million!

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