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Christmas Crafts For Kids

Christmas Crafts Children Can Make with a Bible Theme

 

Baby Jesus in a Craft Stick Manger Craft

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How to Make the Baby Jesus in a Manger Craft:

1. Place two mini crafts on top of a mini jumbo craft stick and glue them together as shown in the top picture on the diagram to the right. (A full-size Printable Template for this craft is available to members on The Resource Room. This will make it easier for younger children to assemble the craft by themselves.)

2. Place two mini jumbo craft sticks on top of the two mini craft stick legs and glue them down to make the manger shape. (Second picture on the diagram to the right.)

3. Cut two mini craft sticks at an angle as shown in the diagram to the right.

4. Turn the manger shape over and glue the two cut mini craft sticks to the manger. (Bottom picture on the diagram to the right.)

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5. To make the straw cut a piece of yellow paper to fit inside the manger and hang over the edge when folded, and then cut slits down one length of the paper. Glue the uncut edge inside the manger and fold the cut edge down over the front of the manger. Glue another piece of paper to the back of the manger so Baby Jesus doesn't fall out.

6. To make the Baby Jesus cut a two inch piece off the end of a mini jumbo craft stick or jumbo craft stick. Have your children fold a 2.5" square piece of material or pretty scrap book paper around the lower part of the stick and draw a face on the end (See diagram below). (A Printable Pattern for the Baby Jesus is available to members on The Resource Room.)

7. Glue a piece of string to the back of the manger. Tie a knot at the top and glue a star to the knot.

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Baby Jesus in a Manger Bible Craft for Kids

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What you will need:

Tag Board or Poster Board

Mini Craft Sticks

Straw-colored Raffia or Yellow Yarn

Wooden Peg People - Use the smallest ones in the package.

Strips of Off-white Fabric

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun or Elmer's Tacky Glue

1. Before class prepare the mangers. Print out the Pattern (Problems Printing?) and cut from cardboard. Glue the ends overlapping each other with a glue gun. Glue two mini craft sticks to each end of the manger as shown.

2. In class have your children draw faces on the the wooden pegs with markers or pens and glue on yarn hair if they would like.

3. Have them wrap the baby up in strips of 1 1/2" wide white material.

4. Let them cut raffia or yarn into small pieces and stick it in the manger (If you don't have raffia, you can use crinkled up yellow paper or tissue paper.) and place Baby Jesus on top.

This craft goes along with the Sunday School Lesson "Ordinary Baby" on The Resource Room.

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Baby Jesus in a Manger Printable Envelope Craft

New! - Now you can print out the envelope!

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What you will need:

Brown and Yellow Construction

Printer paper

Scissors

Colored pencils

Star stickers (Optional)

and Glue

How to Make the Baby Jesus in a Manger Envelope Craft:

1. Print out the Baby Jesus in a Manger Envelope Pattern onto brown paper, and cut it out. Print out the Star and Hay Pattern onto yellow paper, and the Joseph and Mary and Baby Jesus Pattern onto white paper and cut them out.

 

Member's card pattern

Instant Pattern $2.00 - card pattern - Includes colored and Black and White Patterns of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus

2. Turn the envelope pattern over so that the printed side is on the back. Fold the sides up towards you on the dotted lines so that you see the printed sides. Fold the bottom of the pattern up on the dotted lines. Glue the side flaps of the envelope to the bottom flap.

3. Color the Mary and Joseph picture and place it inside the envelope so that the bottom of the picture is all the way to the bottom of the envelope. Glue it to the inside of the envelope.

4. Cut little slits in the hay pattern just up to the thin line on the pattern and then fold the cut fringe down. Slip the hay pattern into the envelope so that the cut fringes hang out.

5. Color the picture of Baby Jesus and place it in the envelope behind the hay.

6. Add a string to the top of the envelope to use it as a Christmas Ornament. Glue the star over top the string end to cover it up.

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This craft goes along with the Sunday School Lesson "The Best Gift of All" on The Resource Room. In this lesson children learn that the joy we feel when we receive gifts at Christmas is only temporary. There is only one perfect gift that will never disappoint us, the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. This lesson comes complete with more crafts and activity sheets and games to help reinforce the biblical concepts and the Bible verse.

 

 

Free Baby Jesus in a Manger Printable Envelope Craft for Younger Children

This version of the craft was designed for younger children. Children can color the picture of Baby Jesus and place him in the manger. Use the directions above, except cut out the middle shape where indicated on the pattern. Print out the Bigger Baby Jesus Patterns to use in the manger.

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Member's card pattern

Instant Pattern - card pattern

Includes colored and black and white patterns of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus.

To make it more interactive, use pieces of yarn or cut up pieces of felt for the hay. Children will enjoy arranging the "hay" in the manger and then placing Baby Jesus in the "hay".

Instead of using the paper star you can use star stickers to save on preparation time.

This craft can be hung on a Christmas tree as an ornament.

Watch a "View it and Do it!" Video to see how to make this craft:


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This craft goes along with the Sunday School Lesson "The Best Gift of All" on The Resource Room. In this lesson children learn that the joy we feel when we receive gifts at Christmas is only temporary. There is only one perfect gift that will never disappoint us, the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. This lesson comes complete with more crafts and activity sheets and games to help reinforce the biblical concepts and the Bible verse.


 

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Free Baby Jesus in a Manger Envelope Craft

This is a great craft to use when you want to recycle old envelopes.

Christmas Craft for Preschool - Baby Jesus Envelope Manger Bible Craft from www.daniellesplace.com copyright 2007

What you will need:

Letter-size Envelopes

Crayons and Markers

Paper

Scissors

Straw Colored Yarn, Tissue Paper, or Yellow Paper

Glue Sticks

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How to Make the Envelope Manger Craft:

1. Print out the envelpe template and use it to cut the envelopes into a manger and stable scene.

2. Print out the Baby Jesus patterns and cut them out. In class have the children color the mangers and baby Jesus. If you don't have a baby Jesus pattern, you can use a craft stick or clothespin. Cut the stick in half and draw a face on one end. Wrap some material around the bottom for the blanket.

Member's card pattern

Free Instant Pattern card pattern

3. Place the baby Jesus in the manager and use a glue stick to secure it. (Problems Printing?)

4. Cut up short pieces of yarn. Have the children glue the yarn inside the manager around Jesus.

This craft goes along with the Sunday School Lesson "The Best Gift of All" on The Resource Room. In this lesson children learn that the joy we feel when we receive gifts at Christmas is only temporary. There is only one perfect gift that will never disappoint us, the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. This lesson comes complete with more crafts and activity sheets and games to help reinforce the biblical concepts and the Bible verse.

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Variations of this Craft Made by Users

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Advertures in Homeschooling used a clothespin for Baby Jesus and real straw to make this verision of the craft.

Sunshine's View used a simple oval shape for Jesus

Baby Jesus in an Evelope Manger Roll Play Activity for Preschool Children from www.daniellesplace.com

Make Baby Jesus out of a craft spoon (as shown) so children can play act the nativity story!

Follow the directions above to make the envelope manger. Cut a blanket shape from felt, material, or tissue.

Use long strips of craft foam or felt to make hay.

Preschool children will love rolling their Baby Jesus in a blanket and placing him in a soft bed of hay in his envelope manger.

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Joy to the World Star Ornament

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ordinary baby extraordinary gift

This craft goes along with the Sunday school lesson "Ordinary Baby, Extraordinary Gift " and the book by Gloria Gather by the same name.

Read the book to your children, or listen to the CD and then have your children draw star shapes on card stock and cut them out.

They can draw or glue on pictures of Baby Jesus and then decorate their star ornaments.

Member's card pattern

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Hello I just wanted to let you know that we did the lessons on Jesus King Of Kings. Our ages were from 5yrs to 13 yrs. I want to thank you for all the lessons you offer. We look forward to having a new lesson every Wednesday night. The children love the lessons and stay interested and really enjoy doing the crafts. Thank you.
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New - Christmas Letter from God Envelope Craft

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Children color the pictures, and then fold up the paper to make an envelope. The outside of the envelope says, "From: Your Heavenly Father"

The inside says, "I loved you so much that I gave you my only son, and if you believe in me, you will receive eternal life. Your heavenly father." John 3:16

1. Print out the Inside Card Pattern.

Turn over the pattern and place in back in our printer, and print out the Outside Pattern on the other side.

*If you can't get the pictures to match up on your printer, just use the inside envelope picture and have your children write the "to" and "from" on the outside and decorate it with Christmas stickers.

This craft goes along with the Sunday School Lesson "The Best Gift of All" on The Resource Room. In this lesson children learn that the joy we feel when we receive gifts at Christmas is only temporary. There is only one perfect gift that will never disappoint us, the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. This lesson comes complete with more crafts and activity sheets and games to help reinforce the biblical concepts and the Bible verse.

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I put off joining the resource room for a long time but I finally joined last week and boy! am I glad I did. There are so many wonderful lessons there that I plan to teach my Sunday School kids (aged 3-7 and occasionally an older one) and I can't wait to get started! Thank you so much for this wonderful site! Dana

 

 

Free Little Town of Bethlehem Christmas Ornament Craft for Sunday School

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Beautiful, yet so simple to make! Great for Sunday School!

All you need are old CDs, yellow paper, and decorative items. This craft costs only pennies to make! The Bible verse, "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11 is displayed under the nativity scene.

How to Make the Little Town of Bethlehem Craft:

1. Print out the Little Town of Bethlehem Ornament Pattern onto bright yellow paper. If you are using a printer that has water soluble ink, print out the pattern onto white paper and then use a copy machine to copy it onto bright yellow paper.

Free Instant Download card pattern

2. Cut out around the edge of the picture and glue it to the center of the CD. You can make two CDs with the pictures and glue them back to back so that the ornament can be viewed from both sides.

3. Use sequins, decorative lace, ribbon, stickers, beads, etc. to decorate the ornament. The decorative trim used on this ornament was tape to the back of one CD and then another CD with the same picture was glued to the back to cover up the tape and ribbon.

This craft goes along with the Sunday school lesson "God's Wonderful Gift" on The Resource Room. It comes complete with other craft and activity ideas, including games that help reinforce the biblical concepts and weekly Bible verse. (Available to members only.)

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Nativity Scene Bible Review Game and Craft

Christmas Stickers are a great way to review the Christmas story.

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What you will need:

Nativity Stickers

mambiSTICKS Sticker Pack, Nativity (Optional)

Paper

Colored Pencils or Crayons

How to Play:

1. Give each child a sticker sheet, a piece of paper and colored pencils.

2. Tell your children to draw a stable scene.

3. Take turns asking the children questions about the Christmas story. If a child gets a question correct, he or she gets to pick one of his stickers from the sticker sheet and place it on the stable scene. (If you don't have stickers, you can just have your children draw one character each time a question is answered correctly.)

4. Keep asking questions until every child has used all his or her stickers and completed the nativity scene.

 

 

Christmas Bell Crafts for Kids

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Sock Doll - Baby Jesus in the Manger Craft for Kids

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What you will need:

Pink Child's Sock

Large Brown Sock

Yellow Material or Sock

Poly-fil

Tiny Rubber Bands

Pink Craft Foam

Permanent Marker

Scissors

Pink Fabric Paint

 

How to Make the Sock Doll Craft:

1. See the No-Sew Sock Doll Directions and the Sock Baby Directions on the Sock Crafts for Kids Page to make Baby Jesus. You don't have to make the feet because he will be wrapped in a blanket.

2. Wrap the sock doll in a piece of muslin. Cut a small circle from craft foam for the nose and draw on the eyes and mouth. Add a little bit of pink fabric paint or watercolor paint for the cheeks.

4. To make the manger roll up a large brown sock. Turn the sock inside out and roll it up so that the right side is showing. Roll it all the way to the toe until you have a donut shape.

5. Use strips of yellow material or natural raffia for the hay.

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Christmas Crafts - Jesus Lights Up My Life

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Shine! Christmas Crafts

Go to Let Your Light Shine! Christmas Craft Page

 

 

"Beat the Greedies" Christmas Calendar Printout

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This calendar will help your children "beat the greedies". It has an idea of something they can do each day that will help them to focus on others instead of themselves.

This Calendar is available to members only on The Resource Room. It goes along with the Sunday school lesson "Greedy Petie".

In this lesson children learn about greed and how it affects their lives.

They learn that Jesus wants them to be happy and thankful for what they have been given.

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Jesus, God's Gift to the World

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This craft goes along with the Sunday School lesson "The Best Gift of All" on The Resource Room.

The picture says, "Baby Jesus so sweet and small, you're the best gift of all!" Children color the picture, glue pieces of yellow yarn on the manger, tie a ribbon on the manger and then glue on a bow.

 

 

Best Gift Bible Verse Review Game

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Before class the teacher writes words from the Bible verse on the back of the gifts and tapes the picture of Baby Jesus in the manger on the back of one gift. In class children take turning turning over one gift to see if the picture of Baby Jesus is hidden underneath. If the gift has a word on it, the child places the word in order to spell out the Bible verse.

Pattern Available to Members Only.

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Matchbox Gift Boxes

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This craft idea comes from the lesson "God's Wonderful Gifts" on The Resource Room.

Each box contains a piece of fan-folded paper that has a picture of a gift from God with a Bible verse and discussion question. (Available to members.) Children take turns selecting a box, opening it, and guessing, by looking at the the picture, what the gift might be. The teacher then reads the verse and question.

What you will need: Card stock (Heavy paper), ribbon, bows, tape, glue, and other decorative items.

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How to make:

1. Print out the Matchbox Pattern onto card stock. (Printing Problems?)

2. Cut out the solid lines.

3. Fold all the dotted lines up.

4. To make the box bottom, glue Flap A over the other Flap A on the same side. Fold down Flap C over the Flap A and Flap B on both sides and glue them down.

5. Fold down Flap E over the F on both sides and glue.

6. To make the sliding top, place glue on the side indicated and stick it over the opposite side.

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Christmas Plays

 

On The Road to Bethlehem by Rev. Ann M. Smith - Page 1 and Page 2

Mary Remembers by Rev. Ann M. Smith - Page 1 and Page 2

Do you have a Christmas pageant you would like to share? Send it in and we will publish it here for others to enjoy.