As a Christian family, we try to emphasize the importance of keeping Christ at the heart of all celebrations and holidays. That especially holds true for Christmas when Christ came to earth as a human baby. What better way to do it than with this heart shaped nativity craft.
supplies needed for this heart shaped nativity craft
You will need the following supplies:
- Nativity craft template
- Cardstock in dark brown, brown, peach, and light blue
- Glue stick
- Markers in black, brown, and yellow
- Googly eyes (optional but fun!)
How to make this easy heart shaped nativity craft
First, print out the template and cut all the parts. For older children, you can let them do this on their own while younger children may need some help.
Next, trace the heart on the brown cardstock and cut it out. Then trace the hook shaped piece on light blue paper and cut it out. Finally, trace all three circles on the peach paper and cut those out.
You can leave the white oval is is, just flip over to conceal the black lines from the tmplate. Or, if you’d rather color instead of using cardstock, just use brown, light blue, and peach.
Next, glue the blue hook the right side of the brown heart. Then take markers and draw faces on the peach circles. One for the baby Jesus, one for Mary, and one for Joseph. Glue Jesus’ head to the white oval body. And if you’re using Googly eyes, stick the eyes on now.
Then glue the dark brown rectangle strip to the left side of the brown heart.
Finally, glue on the two faces in the middle of the heart with the Baby Jesus beneath them.
Turn this into a card by putting your finished nativity heart craft on the inside and the following verse beneath it:
“For unto us, a Child is born” – Isaiah 9:6
Looking for more Christ centered ways to honor Christmas?
- How to Introduce Toddlers to Christ at Christmas
- Nativity themed Christmas Countdown Calendar
- How to Use a Jesse Tree