Our lovely intern Tania illustrated this adorable nativity set for us all to print and enjoy with our families! I simply printed it out on Ink-Jet compatible fabric and let the kids go wild with fabric markers and glitter paint. This is a fun craft project for the whole family that can be completed in just a few hours. If you are feeling extra fancy, you can make a cardboard box manger like we did here!
Read on for the free nativity printable download and the details in how to make your own Nativity Set.
Let the sheets dry and then peel off the paper backing.
Use Fusible Interfacing/Heat ‘n Bond to adhere your artwork to felt or a thicker fabric. Protect your artwork (and your iron) with a scrap of fabric.
Lay your artwork over a second layer of felt.
Stitch around the curved arch of the black outline, with backstitches at the start and finish to secure. Leave the bottom open.
Trim around the outside with straight or pinking shears. Be careful not to snip your stitching!
Place your figures over small spools of thread or use as tiny hand puppets.
Bask in your craftiness because you are finished!
After the holidays, pack them away flat for next year!