Last updated on September 11th, 2023 at 08:13 pm

printable nativity scene cut out dolls

The true meaning of Christmas! Grab these printable nativity scene cutouts for a fun and meaningful Christmas craft! Teach your children or students about the birth of Jesus with this free printable nativity scene. These fun Christmas paper dolls are entertaining for kids of all ages.

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Ways to use the nativity scene printables

This is a great craft to use in the month of December! Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with the free printable nativity scene paper dolls. Use our free resources for at home or in the classroom!

  • Use as a fun Sunday school class craft! Share with your students about the real Christmas story.
  • Make your own nativity scene decoration! Setup your nativity characters as a display under your Christmas tree!
  • Color, cut out and create your own nativity scene with this printable nativity set! Get creative and set up different variations of the nativity scenes! Use the black & white version and color the characters with your favorite colors.
  • Don’t want to make the nativity dolls? Use these printable nativity figures as nativity coloring pages! A simple Christmas activity.
  • Use as a fun way to teach all about the birth of Christ and the three wise men.

What does this printable Nativity Scene include?

This printable nativity scene is an easy craft for kids of all ages. It includes 13 different nativity figures available in both black & white and color. Tell the story of the first Christmas with these nativity cut out templates. Fun for both older and younger children.

mother mary baby jesus and joseph

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  • Mother Mary Printable Stand-Up Doll
  • Baby Jesus Printable Stand-Up Doll

the 3 wise men nativity scene dolls

  • Wise Man #1
  • Wise Man #2
  • Wise Man #3

stable christmas angel sheep paper dolls

  • Stable Backdrop Printable
  • Angel Printable Doll
  • Lamb Printable Cut Out

The manger/stable backdrop is what helped give shelter. The Star of Bethlehem hangs over the stable as a sign of well wishes.

manger animals ox donkey chicken camel

  • Donkey Printable Cut Out
  • Ox Printable Cut Out
  • Chicken Printable Cut Out
  • Camel Printable (print out 3 camels  – one for each wise man!)

This printable nativity scene also includes a blank (black & white) versions of all nativity scene characters!

blank coloring pages nativity scene

How do you put the nativity scene dolls together?

These free nativity printables are easy crafts to assemble! First of all, print out the nativity scene figures with your home printer! Each figure is on one piece of paper.

You can use ordinary paper (US letter size), or use a heavy paper (card stock) if you want it sturdier and kept in good condition. Try laminating to make this craft last even longer. Laminating your paper dolls keeps them in excellent condition for future play!

A tip to keep in mind: The solid lines are the fold lines. The dotted lines are the lines you cut with scissors.

1. If you’re using the black & white version, color your nativity scene with your favorite colors. Looking for some color recommendations? Check out the colors I used for the color version of the nativity scene cutouts.

nativity scene printables all figures

2. Use scissors to cut along the dotted lines. You should have 2 pieces (the nativity scene figure and the base).

cut out nativity paper doll

3. Fold along the 2 solid lines.

folding nativity doll

4. Cut the dotted lines in the center of the character

cut nativity figure for stand

5. Cut the dotted lines in the center of the base.

cut dotted line for doll stand

5. Connect the 2 pieces at the bottom (at the middle slits), in the center.

assemble stand to paper doll

6. Make a + shape with the base.

connect nativity doll and stand

That’s it! No glue, glue stick or paste needed! Just color, cut and fold! Make your free nativity scene paper dolls today! Children of all ages will love this Christmas nativity printable!

josephy nativity scene doll

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More Christmas free printables

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Send a letter from Santa with our Letter from Santa Bundle! Includes a letter from Santa, a Nice Certificate and an envelope template (fold your own envelope)!

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Merry Christmas and happy holidays from Mrs. Merry!

Download the Nativity Scene Cutouts

Grab these nativity scene printables and have fun coloring and cutting out these nativity scene figures! Use as a classroom activity or decoration.

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Printables from are copyright protected and for personal use and classroom use only. Mrs. Merry printables are not for commercial use. Thanks and have a very merry day!

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