This Nativity Cardboard Tube Craft is a great way to use up those leftover cardboard tubes. All you need is a few simple supplies to create this adorable nativity craft. With just 7 easy steps, you’ll have a simple tube craft to show off during the holiday season. This Cardboard Craft is a fun way to upcycle items in the home that you didn’t even know that you could reuse.
We all have memories of nativity scenes growing up but there is something special about being able to make your very own. If the kids are careful, they can save it for later on down the road and use this for many holiday decorations as well.
The entire process from start to finish doesn’t take long at all. It’s also a great way to talk about the birth of Jesus and include a fun craft in the process.
The kids can work on their tracing skills as well as their scissor skills when they cut out the template and start to create the nativity scene. You can also let them vary up the colors of the clothing and have fun with that creative process.
It’s so fun to see how they can follow directions to create fun new arts and crafts for the home!
Nativity Cardboard Tube Craft
- Cardboard tube
- Colored craft papers
- Craft glue
- Printable template
Print out template and cut out pieces. Select 2 cardboard tubes for this craft. Let’s start with the Mary papercraft tube doll. Select colored craft papers for Mary’s dress and cut out a piece big enough to cover the whole cardboard tube. Trace the other patterns on different colored craft papers and cut them out nicely.
Apply glue and cover a cardboard tube with the paper selected and cut out for Mary’s dress.
Stick the thin strip on the paper-wrapped cardboard tube vertically. This will be the front side of the May tube doll.
Stick the hair cutout on either side of the round cutout and then stick the round cutout in the middle of the scarf pattern. Stick the small round shape near a side of the oval-shaped cutout (Baby Jesus papercraft doll. Use a sharpie to draw the eyes, mouth, and nose of the Baby Jesus and Mary papercrafts.
Stick the top part of the Mary tube doll pattern on the top-front side of the paper-wrapped cardboard tube.
Stick the Baby Jesus papercraft doll on the Mary tube doll to complete this craft.
Similarly, trace, cut out, and paste the patterns to craft the Joseph tube doll.