29 Cute Baby Jesus Crafts

baby jesus crafts, christmas crafts
baby jesus crafts, christmas crafts

Little children love to make Baby Jesus crafts. Making Baby Jesus tree ornaments and Christmas creche projects with the Baby Jesus are popular with all ages. Christmas memories are made at churches all across the world because of their Nativity scenes.

My memories of Christmas as a child revolve around the beautiful Christmas creche in our church. My little friends and I would visit the Nativity scene during recess to admire the religious figures and the stable. There was no baby in the crib; Jesus didn't arrive until midnight Mass on Christmas. Around the stable were tall trees, loaded with icicles and large colorful lights. Snow (cotton) blanketed the top of the stable.

I remember making a visit, with my mother, and kneeling at the creche after Sunday mass. There was a small bowl on the communion rail where we could put our gift to Jesus, pennies. Times were hard, at that time, so pennies were actually an offering that we felt good about giving.

I tell you this because I recall these memories, after all these years, with so much fondness. Little children love to hear about the birth of the Baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Making Baby Jesus crafts can become a family tradition, and you'll be making family heirlooms as well.

For the instructions to make the paper plate ornament shown above, go to Air Force Family.

1. Jesus Star

You could make this as an ornament or as a lapel pin, just change the size of the star. You'll find the instructions at CHILDMADE.

2. Egg Carton Jesus

This egg carton project is very much suited for the very little kids. It is easy to do and very inexpensive, so they can make any number of them. Find the instructions for this craft at Reading Confetti.

3. Swaddled Babe

The small piece of gauze that swaddles this little Baby Jesus ornament is what makes it special. Find a list of supplies needed to make this ornament at Megpie Design. The directions for this project are found when you scroll down on the page.

4. Snap Clothespin Christmas Babe

This is such a nice idea for decorating packages for gifting. You'll find the instructions for making these snap clothespins at THE HAPPY housewife.

5. Emmanuel

Crafts that take less than an hour to make are often used in Sunday school activities. This little Baby Jesus, Emmanuel, is a craft that the kids will love. Go to Catholic Icing for the instructions.

6. Sweet Little Boy Jesus

This beautiful little felt baby Jesus ornament is hand sewn with love. If you would like to make baby Jesus ornaments like this, go to wild olive for the instructions.

7. Wooden Crib

Making a beautiful Baby Jesus ornament like this and displaying it in an honored place will keep the real meaning of Christmas apparent. The pattern and directions for making this ornament can be found at SUGARDOODLE.


8. Baby Jesus Ornament

This little yellow felt star ornament is so easy to make that the littlest crafters will be able to make it. Go to CRAFTS-FOR-ALL-SEASONS to find the east to follow instructions.

9. Jesus, the Reason for the Season

You can use this ornament to hang on your Christmas tree or use it as a gift tag to enhance a gift. Megpie Designs has the instructions for making this ornament using wooden shapes.

10. Away in the Manger

You'll have to scroll way down on the page at serving Pink Lemonade to find this craft, but it's worth the effort. The manger is made using cardboard or cardstock. A very cute craft.

11. Paper Cup Manger

Diddily Dee Dot’s Dreamland is the name of the site that has this paper cup manger craft. The little wrapped Baby Jesus completes that craft that is suitable for kids 7 years old and up.

12. Bottle Cap Crib

I would never have thought to make a Baby Jesus ornament using a bottle cap, but this project proves that it can be done beautifully. Find the instructions for making this great craft at The HomeSchool Village.

13. Miniature Wreath Ornament

A miniature wreath and felt are the makings of this little manger that holds the babe, Jesus. The instructions for making this craft, inspired by the song, "Away in the Manger," is found at Posed Perfection.

14. Christmas Ornament

If you are wanting to make a large number of Christmas ornament, this super easy Baby Jesus ornament is the perfect solution. You'll find the instructions for making these ornaments at Crafty Sisters.

15. Vine Nest Ornament

Gold sprayed vine nests give the Baby Jesus a place to lay his head in this craft by Creative Passage.


16. Fabulous Glass Ornament

You can make this fabulous glass ornament by following the instructions found at THE Sew*er THE Caker THE Copycat Maker. A very special ornament that can be given as a gift.

17. Manger Diorama Ornament

Use the little paper mache star shaped boxes that you can purchase at craft stores to make this manger diorama. The tutorial for making this ornament can be found at the Reese Dixon site.

18. J is for Baby Jesus

19. Follow the Star Advent Calendar

Help the kids with their count down to Christmas with this religious based Advent calendar that they can make. Find the instructions at Kids & Glitter to make this Advent countdown calendar.

20. Christmas in a Nutshell

This is really a cute Christmas ornament made using a walnut shell. You'll find the instructions for making this ornament at Everyday Chaos. Consider adding a bit of raffia under the Baby Jesus and add a star to the string.

21. Baby Jesus Figure

If you go to the My Home, My Life, My Loves blog, you'll find a tutorial on how to make little wax Baby Jesus figures for the walnut shell crib. If you prefer, I'm sure using air dry clay could be used instead of the wax.

22. Walnut Shell Crib Ornament

Making walnut shell crib ornaments for Christmas will be easy if you follow the instructions given at The Belsnickle Blogspot.

23. Sewn Manger

The tutorial for making this sewn manger for the Baby Jesus can be found at a lemon squeezy home. Small pieces of fabric or felt can be used for this project.

24. Baby Jesus Kit

Giving little kits like these to the kids is a great idea. They could be also made up for a Sunday school project or a classroom craft. Find the instructions and the card printable at HAPPY HOME FAIRY.

25. Cinnamon Stick Stable Ornament

I can almost smell the cinnamon when I think about this ornament craft. CHILDMADE is the site where you'll find the tutorial for making this ornament. I love it!! Soooo cute.

26. How to Make Baby Jesus and Manger

This project is especially meant for the pre-school set. Find the instructions at Crystal & Co. and see why it is so appropriate for this age group.

27. Handmade Baby Jesus and Manger

Tiny little ornaments, like this one made using a half walnut shell, make nice little favors or stocking stuffers for all your loved ones who love handmade gifts. You'll find the instructions at The Magic Onions.

28. Color and Cutout Ornament

This is a great Sunday school project to print on card stock and have the children color and cut out. Find the instructions for this cut out project at SundaySchoolCrafts.net.

29. How to Make a Paper Nativity Scene

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Do You Do Baby Jesus Crafts With Your Little Ones? - or leave a comment. 2 comments

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kiddiecreations 2 months ago

Great ideas here! I am going to do one of these crafts with my 3-year-old to teach him about the true meaning of Christmas. Thank you!!


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Ann1Az2 2 years ago from Orange, Texas

I wonder if they still make those old time clothespins with the round head on them. I remember we used to make all kinds of stuff out of them - they make perfect little dolls. This was great - voted up.

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