This nativity candle holder craft for kids is a free printable coloring sheet so you can be intentional about teaching the real reason for the season. Jesus is what it is all about, so I hope you find this nativity craft idea helpful.
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Nativity Candle Holder Craft for Kids
As the holiday season approaches, families around the world gather to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas. One beautiful and meaningful way to engage children in the festivities is by using this free Nativity craft and coloring sheet.
You can use this printable and nativity activity to talk about how Jesus is the light of the world. He said it Himself, “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” – John 8:12
This hands-on activity not only fosters creativity but also helps teach the story of the first Christmas in a fun and interactive way. In this blog post, we’ll explore a delightful Nativity craft project that you can easily recreate at home. It includes a complementary coloring sheet to further ignite the imagination of young minds.
Materials Needed to Make this Nativity Candle Holder Craft for Kids
- Free Nativity Candle Holder Printables
- Colored Pencil or Crayons
- Printer Paper or Heavy Stock Paper
- Flameless Candles
- Tape or Gluestick
How to Do This Nativity Craft
- Print out the free printable for this nativity craft. There are 3 wise men, Mary, Joseph, and Jesus as one, an angel, and 3 sheep. This can be printed on computer paper or a sturdier stock paper.
- Once printed, have the kids color the people and sheep.
- After coloring, kids will want to fold the paper on the dotted line to perfectly align the front and the back.
- Next, have kids cut around the edge of the character and the base part of the paper. They will want to keep the base attached. Parents may need to help younger kids with this part. Let your cutting-aged kids know that it doesn’t have to be perfect. After all, Jesus came because we are not perfect.
- The final step is to wrap the paper into a circle at the base. This creates a little space to set your flameless candle. Before inserting the candle, however, tuck one side of the paper into the other and tape or glue it in place. If gluing, pinch together until secured.
- Repeat this process with every one of your nativity people and animals.
I’d encourage you to use this opportunity to talk with your kids about how Jesus was born into this world to bring light and truth. We, knowing Christ and experiencing His light, want to be a light for our world as well.
It’s a beautiful time to explore the nativity story with kids. This can be used in your own home. I also know that I have a faithful group of Sunday School teachers who use my activities. Thank you for all you do to serve and bless the children in your care.
Proudly display your nativity candle holders for the family and guests to enjoy.