This free nativity pop-up card printable provides an easy way for you or your kids to make semi-homemade cards. If you can print, cut, and glue, this is the Christmas craft for you. It also comes with a video tutorial for all of you visual learners out there.
The beauty of this free printable is that you can do a touch of a Christmas DIY activity without too much effort. It is a great DIY Christmas card for those that don’t consider themselves crafty but want to branch out in that area.
Want another DIY Christmas card ideas that kids can make? Check out my topsy-turvy Christmas tree card printable.
Free Nativity Pop-Up Card Printable
Do you know how many times I hear, “I feel bad. I’m just not a crafty mom”? I hear it a lot. Just yesterday, I heard the same line from a younger mom.
The conversation went something like this:
Her: I feel bad. I’m just not a crafty mom.
Me: It’s OK. You don’t have to be. You don’t need to feel bad about that.
Her: I really think my daughter would love it though. I see her wanting to be creative.
Me: Well, I would encourage you, then, to look for some more simple crafts that seem manageable to you. (She knows about my website so I jokingly added…) I know of a great resource.
Her: (Laughing) I know. I should really find things to do with her.
Me: You totally can, but I want to tell you that you are the sporty mom. Do you know how much I would like to be the athletic mom who wants nothing more than to love to go running with other moms? It’s great for me to challenge myself and be more active in general. I try. It’s great that you’d want to branch out and do crafts with your kids. That said, we were all created differently, and the problem with us moms is that we want to be everything to everybody. We want to be the athletic mom, the cooking mom, the crafty mom, the brainy mom, and the PTA mom, but we aren’t all those things. We aren’t perfect, but I know that’s what we want. At some point, we get to embrace who we are as individuals…stretching ourselves…but also being content with what we have to offer to our kids in the minds and bodies we were given.
The free nativity pop-up card printable is available for those moms who want to stretch themselves to do something crafty with their kids this Christmas. Of course, it’s available to all you crafty moms also.
Materials Needed to Make this Nativity Pop-Up Card
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- Free Nativity Pop-Up Card Printable – Instructions come in printable.
- Heavy Card Stock
- Paper Cutter (optional)
- Glue Stick
- Ruler (to help with folding)
- Paper Clips
Neenah Cardstock, Mediumweight, 365 Sheets, 90 lb/163 gsm, 94 Brightness, 8.5Evteck A4 Paper Cutter 12 Inch Paper Trimmer Scrapbooking Supplies with Automatic Security Safeguard and Side Ruler for Craft Paper, Label, Photo and CardstockScissors, iBayam 8Elmer’s Disappearing Purple (6g) and Clear Re-Stick School Glue Sticks (8g), Washable, 6 Grams, 7 CountWestcott 10416 Stainless Steel Office Ruler With Non Slip Cork Base, 15-Inch
How to Make this DIY Nativity Pop-Up Card
- Cut out all of the pieces from the free nativity pop-up card printable. You do not need to cut around the nativity outline on page 3 yet.
- Score the card on page 1 along the dotted line, using a ruler to help if necessary. Fold inward (down the middle) into two sections, with the printed sides facing each other.
- Glue the nativity scene parts from page 2 to the scene outlines from page 3. Glue Joseph first.
- Cut around the edge of the nativity scene.
- Fold and crease each scene upwards along the dotted lines.
- Center and glue the square sections of the nativity cards to both insides of the base card.
- When these sections have dried, glue the top parts of the nativity scene together. You can put a paper clip in the top to hold it in place while it dries.
- Now glue the yellow inside card mats onto the squares of the card.
- Finally glue the greeting card mats that say Silent Night to the outside of the card.
There you have it a beautiful Christ-centered Christmas card to make for others this season. Thinking outwardly? Why not take these cards to your neighbors or to a retirement center with homemade cookies or a small gift? Grandparents would love to receive a homemade Christmas card. Teachers or Sunday School teacher might love an encouraging word.
Bless people this Christmas with a DIY card like this Silent Night version.