Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.
Little children love to hear about the birth of the baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Making baby Jesus crafts can easily become a family tradition. The crafts you make might even become family heirlooms.
For instructions on how make the paper plate ornament shown above, visit Air Force Family.
1. Joy to the World
Printables make it easy to do this Joy to the World Jesus ornament. Kids will love making this.
2. Adorable Baby Jesus Ornament
This is such an adorable baby Jesus ornament. Find the instructions for this craft at Little Bit Funky.
3. Swaddled Babe
The small piece of gauze that swaddles this baby Jesus ornament is what makes it special. Find a list of the supplies needed to make this ornament at Megpie Design.
4. Snap Clothespin Christmas Babe
This is such a nice idea for decorating packages and gifts. You'll find the instructions on how to make these snap clothespins at The Happy Housewife.
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 instructions.
7. Baby Jesus and Mother Mary
Baby Jesus and Mother Mary is a great project for older kids. It's a very impressive ornament.
8. Baby Jesus Ornament
This little yellow felt star ornament is so easy to make that even the littlest crafters can join in the fun. Go to Crafts For All Seasons to find the easy-to-follow instructions.
9. Jesus, the Reason for the Season
You can hang this craft on your Christmas tree or use it as a tag to enhance a gift. Megpie Designs has the instructions for making this ornament using wooden shapes.
10. Away in the Manger
You can find this cute craft at Serving Pink Lemonade. The manger is made using cardboard or cardstock.
11. Cardboard Manger
Faith Gateway will show you how to make this dainty cardboard manger craft.
12. Bottle Cap Crib
I would never have thought to make a baby Jesus ornament using a bottle cap, but this project proves it can be done beautifully. Find the instructions for making this great craft at The HomeSchool Village.
13. Felt Jesus Ornament
This light blue felt Jesus ornament is a perfect activity for getting ready for Christmas. A good family project.
14. Christmas Ornament
If you want to make a large quantity of Christmas ornaments, this super easy baby Jesus ornament is the perfect way to do it. You'll find the instructions for these at Crafty Sisters.
15. Fabulous Glass Ornament
You can make this fabulous glass ornament by following the instructions at The Sewer, The Caker, The CopyCat Maker. This is a very special ornament that can be given as a gift.
16. Vine Nest Ornament
These are gold-sprayed vine nests that give baby Jesus a place to lay his head. Check out this craft by Creative Passage.
17. Manger Diorama Ornament
Using the little paper mache, star-shaped boxes you can purchase at craft stores, this little manger diorama is easy to make. The tutorial 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 countdown to Christmas with this Advent calendar. Find the instructions at Kids & Glitter to make it.
20. Christmas in a Nutshell
This is a really cute Christmas ornament made using a walnut shell. You can find the instructions for this ornament at Everyday Chaos. Consider adding a bit of raffia under the baby Jesus and adding a star to the string.
21. Baby Jesus Figure
If you go to the My Home, My Life, My Loves blog, you will find a tutorial on how to make this little wax baby Jesus figure using a walnut shell as a crib. If you prefer, air dry clay could be used instead of the wax.
22. Walnut Shell Crib Ornament
Making this walnut shell crib ornament for Christmas is easy when 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 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 kids is a great idea. They could also be made for a Sunday school project or classroom craft. Find the instructions and the card template at Happy Home Fairy.
25. Jesus Shadowbox
Make this Jesus shadowbox now and you'll have a family heirloom of the future.
26. Baby Jesus in the Manger for Preschoolers
This project is especially meant for the preschool age group. Find the instructions at Crystal & Co and see how easy it truly is.
27. Handmade Baby Jesus and Manger
Tiny little ornaments like this one, which was made using a half walnut shell, make nice little favors or stocking stuffers for your loved ones. Find the instructions at The Magic Onions.
28. Color and Cut-out Ornament
This is a great Sunday school project, requiring you to print the image on card stock and let the children color and cut it out. Find the instructions for this cut-out project at SundaySchoolCrafts.
29. How to Make a Paper Nativity Scene
30. Popsicle Stick Manger
Make this super easy Jesus craft with your little ones. They will love displaying their own ornament on the family tree. Go to Housing a Forest for the directions.
© 2013 Loraine Brummer
Do You Make Baby Jesus Crafts With Your Little Ones? Leave a Comment!
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on December 18, 2019:
So glad you are finding this useful. Thank you for the kind words.
Marielle on December 17, 2019:
This is such a great list! I just shared it in my post about teaching kids the real meaning of Christmas. These are perfect ideas for keeping Christmas Christ-centered. Thank you for this post!
Nicole K on November 26, 2016:
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!!
Ann1Az2 from Orange, Texas on October 16, 2014:
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.