I found these great free printables at MakingFriends.com. But they are no longer available so I recommend that you google "free children's nativity printable." There are other good sets out there and you can follow the same directions I used for mine.
I thought they would make a nativity that was kid friendly--something my grandkids would enjoy playing with.
I printed them and cut them out.
Then I put them in laminating sheets. If you don't have a laminating machine, you could use clear contact paper or better yet use Duck brand "Peel and Stick Clear Laminate" like I used for my Paper Menu Placemats. (I don't get anything from Duck brand...I just thought it worked well)
I chose not to include the goat since it would have required another laminating sheet, and I wasn't especially fond of the goat anyway.
Then I cut the laminated figures out, leaving a border around each.
My husband super glued each figure to a craft stick. He's the super glue expert in our house : )
I used colored sticks, but you could use plain.
Then I put them in an unfinished wood box for storage/display.
I'd love to hear kid-friendly ways you incorporate the real meaning of Christmas into your decor or play items. If you'd like to pin ideas to my Christian Home and Family, leave a request on the Pinterest Post HERE. And I'd also love to have you incorporate Scripture into your day by subscribing to my 1-Minute Bible Love Notes. Find out more HERE.
And I wish you a happy holiday season.