Nativity Ornament Craft

Posted by on December 1, 2014 in Christmas, Crafts, Holidays | 22 comments

Nativity Ornament Craft

Christmas crafts are not only fun to make , but also create memories! I especially like Christmas crafts that relate to the real meaning of Christmas. This Nativity Ornament Craft is one of my favorites! It is easy to make, too, with some adult supervision!! Not only is it great for a tree ornament, but it stands on its own for a nativity display!


Total of 17 whole wooden popsicle sticks.

2 flat wooden clothespins

small wooden ball (1/8″ diameter) or Sculpey to make your own ball

small piece of cloth

thin gold string or thread


wooden star

moss or hay(cut up raffia)

Glue gun


Cut 4  popsicle sticks in half at a slant.

Nativity Ornament Craft

You need 2 Flat Wooden Clothespins for each Nativity. (2  1/2 inch size)

Cut as shown…


Nativity Ornament Craft

Nativity Ornament Craft

Start by laying one stick across the bottom and gluing two half sticks at each end. Be sure the angles are as shown.


Nativity Ornament Craft


Glue two sticks at the top, crossing in the middle…


Nativity Ornament Craft

Repeat 4 times.  (more if you want your stable deeper)

On the back, glue one stick in the middle as shown….



Nativity Ornament Craft

Lay two other sticks along side to measure proper height. Mark with a pencil and cut with heavy scissors or small saw.


Nativity Ornament Craft

Glue in place on the back…..


Nativity Ornament Craft

For the baby Jesus, use a small square of material (I cut-up an old t-shirt ).

Since I couldn’t find any small wooden beads, I made them using Sculpey. I baked several sizes to get the right one. The bead was approximately 1/8-1/4 inch in diameter. I made these ahead of time as they were so tiny that it was hard for kids to manage. I cut a piece of gold thread and glued it on for the halo. Now, fold the material corner to corner and then the bottom corner up (like folding a baby in a blanket). Glue together and glue the head sticking out. The kids just had to glue baby Jesus on the nativity scene with a little “hay” underneath.


Nativity Ornament Craft

 Glue Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in the manger.

Add a raffia bow and wooden star.

  Nativity Ornament Craft


My grandchildren wanted to add faces to their nativity ornament craft! They made the details before gluing them on. Cute! I love that they added their special touches. Besides, kids don’t like faceless people!


Nativity Ornament Craft



Nativity Ornament Craft


Now this is the reason for the season!




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  1. Oh my, I love it!!! Been looking for an easy Nativity! This is a little intense on the front end, tho.

    • Please look at the collection of Nativity ornaments under You’ll find more ideas there and some very easy ones.

  2. This is such a wonderful craft, thanks for sharing!
    I’d love for you to come and link up on my blog!

  3. Precious! Great step by step instructions too! Shared on my fb page (Dabbling Momma)

    • Thanks! I hope you enjoy making it!

  4. Very, very cute! And perfect for the kiddies. 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday- I hope you’ll come back later this week with your newest makes!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

    • Thanks! Yes, I’ll be back again!

  5. This kid friendly craft for the Nativity Ornament is so fun and easy to make! appreciate your sharing with us!

    • Glad you like it! The kids loved making it!

  6. That is so beautiful! What a lovely way to honour Christ at Christmas! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Thank you! I love Nativity ornaments! It’s what Christmas is all about!

  7. I love this! It’s just beautiful, and my kids will absolutely love making this!

    • Thank you! I believe your kids will love the outcome and have fun making it! It is one of those ornaments that you’ll keep year after year.

  8. Hi there! I’m dropping in from the Create Link Inspire Party at Nap-time Creations.

    I’m loving this Nativity ornament. It’s adorable. I may put this on our Advent activity schedule.


    • It is a favorite of mine. Hope your kids enjoy it.

  9. LOVE this. So much, I am having my kids make this asap.

    • Wonderful! Enjoy!

  10. I love this!

  11. Such a neat idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  12. Thanks for the nice feature!


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