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Baby Jesus Craft For Preschoolers

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A simple paper baby Jesus craft for preschoolers to celebrate Christmas. The baby Jesus in the manger comes with a craft template created especially for little hands.

baby Jesus craft for preschoolers to make for Christmas

A while back I made this nativity craft for kids to make for Sunday School. And while I love it a lot, I realized some of the patterns were too little for young kids. (So if it looks to you that the two baby Jesus are similar it’s because they are. The mangers are different.)

Preschoolers need big patterns they can easily cut as scissors cutting is still a new skill they try to master. This baby Jesus craft will definitely help preschoolers build fine motor skills and practice using scissors.

If you’re looking to create the nativity scene with preschoolers at home or at Sunday School, you may want to also take a look at this paper angel craft. I plan on creating Mary, Joseph, shepherds, sheep, and a camel. So please come back to see the rest of the nativity crafts.

Baby Jesus craft for preschoolers

baby Jesus craft for preschoolers

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How to make a simple paper nativity craft

The baby Jesus template comes with two versions:

1. home template – cut out the patterns and trace them on corresponding colored paper.

2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.

This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.

Step by step instructions


Start by gluing the legs at the bottom of the manger.


Glue the hay on top of the manger.

baby Jesus

Glue the head onto the body.

Baby Jesus in the manger craft for preschoolers

Add the baby onto the hay.

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