Nativity Ornament for Kids to Make (with VIDEO)

Make a simple Nativity ornament with the kids this Christmas or use this Nativity craft idea for your Sunday School Class. It really is the perfect craft for the kid’s Christmas tree. Come on in and I’ll show you how to make this Baby Jesus Ornament, today: 

Baby Jesus Christmas Ornament

Nativity Christmas Ornament to Make:

Baby Jesus Nativity Ornament

Homemade Christmas Ornaments are such a sweet ornament to hang on the tree.

Nativity Christmas Ornament for kids to make

If the kids help make it, that’s even better.

If you are looking for religious Christmas ornaments or craft ideas, try my posts for, A Popsicle Stick Nativity Scene, Coffee Filter Angel Tree Topper, or An Easy Snack Bag Angel Ornament

Here’s what you’ll need to make a Baby Jesus Ornament for your tree…

  • A clear plastic cup – I used a short 9 oz. cup
  • brown card stock
  • warm glue gun and glue sticks
  • liquid glue
  • natural raffia – cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • wooden bead – 10 mm
  • a small clothespin (about 1&3/4 to 1&7/8 in.) – I didn’t use mini, but they are smaller than the typical size
  • fine point black marker
  • light blue yarn
  • yellow foam star
  • paper fastener
  • scissors

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Here’s a quick video to see how I made this Nativity Ornament

Instructions for the Baby Jesus – Nativity Christmas Ornament…

The Base:

How to make a Nativity Christmas Ornament

  • Trace the cup onto the brown card stock
  • Cut out the circle you traced from the card stock

How to make a Nativity Christmas Ornament

  • Glue strips of raffia to the bottom of the cardstock circle
  • *you can use a glue stick as I did in the photo, or liquid glue to secure the raffia

The Cup Covering…

How to make a Nativity Christmas Ornament

  • prepare the cup to hang, by poking a small hole in the bottom of the cup and pushing a paper fastener through the hole
  • on the inside of the cup, open the paper fastener so that it will be secure when hanging
  • tie a piece of yarn to the paper fastener tip and tie the yarn ends in a knot to form a loop for hanging

Baby Jesus…

How to make a Nativity Christmas Ornament

  • Glue the wooden bead to the mini clothespin
  • Cut a long strip of blue yarn – about 4 feet
  • Glue one end of the yarn to the top of the clothespin
  • wrap the yarn around the clothespin

How to make a Nativity Christmas Ornament

  • Glue baby Jesus to the base
  • Cover it with the cup lid
  • Glue the cup to the brown base

How to make a Nativity Christmas Ornament

  • Let dry
  • Add a star sticker to the bottom of the yarn

That’s it!

Merry Christmas!

~Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Donna

    What size is the wooden bead for the head of the “Baby Jesus ornament”?

    1. Melissa

      Thank you for asking! I updated the post to include that important information. The wooden bead that I used is 10mm.

  2. Linda

    Going to make this.