December 15, 2010

DIY: Make your own nativity set

A while ago I had this idea. As a kid I was really intrigued by nativity sets. Because of that I often made my own set.
I thought it would be fun to craft my own set. And why not share it? You can do this yourself or let your kids (6+) get crafty. Have fun!

11/12/2012
Within the last two years my nativity set has been downloaded so many times. In fact: over 16.000 times.
It's completely free for you to use but if you can spare a little, I would be incredibly grateful.

Many thanks to the following people for donating:
Geoff
Ulrich
Karin
Lyndsey
Lise
Paula


Download the pre-coloured PDF: here


Download the colouring picture: here


Instructions
- Download the pre-coloured PDF or the PDF to colour yourself.
- Print the 2 pages on thick paper or thin cardboard. Set your print quality to high, for better details.
- Cut out the figures.
- Glue them and voila!

(Download high resolution image)


F.A.Q.

Do I have to pay for your nativity set?
No, it's free. If you do feel that it's worth a small donation, I would be very grateful! A lot of hard work has gone into this. You can find the donation button at the top of this page.

I'm a teacher. Can I use this nativity set in my class room?
Yes, you can!

I want to sell prints of your nativity set. Is that okay?
No, absolutely not. I give this set away for free (eventhough it has cost me weeks of work) so it's not okay for you to sell them.

I want to blog/write/publish about your nativity set. How do I do that?
I would love it if you write about it! :) What I ask in return is credit. So please mention my name (Marloes de Vries) and my website (www.marloesdevries.com). If you need more information or have any questions, you can write me an email at hello (at) marloesdevries.com. I will give you all the information you need.

Copyright of these designs by Marloes de Vries.
It's not allowed to claim these designs as your own.

105 comments:

  1. Wat een leukertjes!!!! Ik ga ze met Edward knippen, print ik ze wel een keer voor hem en voor mij uit, knippen met een kindje van twee is toch een echte uitdaging, hihi.

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  2. @ Nancy Kers: Ja, dat knippen is een precies werkje, toch wel lastig voor een 2-jarige denk ik! Maar ik ben blij dat je ze leuk vindt!

    @ dreamduke: thanks :D

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  3. oh wat leuk. Dit deed ik ook met mijn mams en zusje toen we klein waren. We hadden een boekje met dit soort figuurtjes. Was altijd zo leuk om te doen. Wat mooi en wat een leuk idee ^^

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  4. Ik knutselde ook altijd, alleen ik had niemand om het samen mee te doen (mijn familie is niet echt creatief).

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  6. I just come across your blog. Your blog is so cute love your illustration . The pdf is so cute, thank you for the PDF :)

    follow you :)
    http://bitofeye.blogspot.com

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  7. ik ga het op school doen,samen met de kinderen van groep 4.

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  8. Wat leuk! En tof dat je ermee in de 101 Woonideeen staat. Gefeliciteerd.

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  9. Helemaal super. Zit nu met iPad maar die ga ik morgen met computer zeker pinnen.

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  10. Ik ben blij dat jullie enthousiast zijn! Het is een gepriegel, maar zo ben je er wel even zoet mee! :)

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  11. Dank je wel! Erg leuk. Misschien een idee om zondere kleuren te plaatsen? Kunnen kinderen ze zelf inkleuren. Maar hier ook blij mee. Dank!

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  12. @ Lin: Bij deze de kleurplaat! Ik kreeg dit verzoek meer, vandaar! :)

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  13. Wow, Marloes, this is not only very generous of you to give this PDF but also very beautiful! I will do this with my girls as they will surely have fun coloring in there own crib! Thank you so very much and have a lovely creative week!!!

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  14. Thanks so much- my son will love making these! :) Martine

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  15. Super leuk! Ik ga ze straks na Sinterklaas gelijk maken met mijn dochters.Ook een leuk idee voor bij hun op school, om in de klas te maken.

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  16. Dank jullie wel, voor de leuke comments!

    Thanks for all the lovely comments!

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  17. Wat een mooie printable. Ik heb er gelijk een blog over geschreven: http://djello-maureen.blogspot.com/2011/12/knutsel-en-kleur-je-eigen-kerststal.html Dank je wel!

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  18. Perfect!!! I am referring to your free printable on my blog!!! and will make them tomorrow with my two kids! Thank you for sharing!

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  19. thank you so much these are precious! i can't wait to make these with my grandson.

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  20. this is the coolest thing ever.

    ...thanks!

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  21. Veronika uit TsjechiëDecember 14, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    Hartstikke mooi! Mijn tweejarige zon wil de hele dagen iets knutselen - nu weet ik wat we morgen gaan doen :-)

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  22. I love it.
    My daughter will love to create those with me. I hope it is okay with you, that I linked to your blog on my blog.
    Mette from Denmark

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  23. Thank you so very much for sharing this adorable project. I am going to have my 8 and 9 year olds make these this weekend at Religious ed class.

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  24. So cute! Looking forward to doing them with my daughter, it will be a fun craft over what promises to be a very rainy Christmas here in New Zealand.

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  25. How beautiful these are. so sweet of you to share. My 5 children are going to love this crib (nativity)
    God bless you for your generosity and or helping us celebrate the real meaning of Chris-mas!

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  26. I just printed out the form. THANK YOU! this is awesome!

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  27. Hello Marloes, I follow you from Italy, can I refer to your beautiful crib in my blog?
    very very cute!

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  28. thank you so much, it's really lovely.
    I can't wait to go home and do this with my little helper :)

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  29. Thank you so much for sharing your talents! I love it, and so will my 2 year old daughter!

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  30. These are adorable! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. My kids are very excited to make these.

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  31. Thank you, I made them today with my 3 year old daughter, we had so much fun and they look great.

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  32. they're fantastic!
    what a fun to make this family.

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

    doro K.

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  33. Thanks, these are great!

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  34. Es ist wundervoll! Vielen lieben dank fürs teilen mit uns. Habe gleich beide ausgedruckt und werde sie mit den Kindern basteln!

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  35. I'm taking them with us in our campervan, we leave tomorrow and this will add some xmas spirit!
    muchas gracias,
    Mariana

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  36. Thank you very much! this is a very typical thing we do in Spain for holidays, so now that i'm pretty far away, you bring a little bite of Christmas :)

    Feliz Navidad!
    Elena

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  37. Hola!! Gracias por compartir este lindo nacimiento!! FELIZ NAVIDAD!! :D

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  38. Wat leuk Marloes! Bedankt. Dit stalletje komt onder onze kerstboom. En ik vertel het voort!

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  39. I love it... especially because I don't have one at the moment!

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  40. Oh wat goed zeg, geweldig!! Ga ze meteen voor mijn meiden uitprinten!

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  41. Lovely gonna make them with my kids!!!

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  42. Beautiful printable! Thanks so much for sharing! I featured your printable as my Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

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  43. thanks a lot !very nice and doable with kids
    Véronique

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  44. What a great job! Love it! Thank you for sharing it. Merry Christmas from Portugal! ;)

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  45. thank you soooo much! I love them! :-)

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  46. The link for the pre-colored pdf is not working.. ;(

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  47. Thank you! I've just made some and they look so cute :) (P.S. the pre-coloured link did work for me)

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  48. Thank you for sharing! They are precious.

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  49. thank you so much for sharing! sending a copy to my daughter in law too!

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  50. Thank you so much for sharing this with the world. My family is so excited for this - Merry Christmas!

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  51. Thank you so much for sharing this.... happy christmas

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  52. Thank you all for the lovely, wonderful comments! I'm so happy so many people enjoy this set!

    @ Rose: Can you please try again? The links seem to be working.

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  53. great! thank you for sharing this. i love your blog

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  54. Thank you for sharing, I love them! I printed them out at the weekend, and they're now proudly sitting next to the tree! x

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  55. They are beautiful, thank you for sharing.
    Merry Christmas!

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  56. Thank you! We had a lovely time making these today when the cousins came over here in Utah. Thank you for sharing. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  57. OMG this is so CUTE! But I can't download it, it says the user is out of bandwidth! :'(

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  58. That is my problem, too. I can´t download it. Can you fix it?

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  59. I have added some links to the files on Wetransfer. So if the Box download doesn't work for you, please try the other link.

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  60. Hoi Marloes, allebei de links voor de ingekleurde variant zijn van the box... dus hij doet het nog niet... en ik wil ze zo graag maken, want ze zijn zo leuk!
    groetjes,
    Liefke

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  61. My 7 year old has kept busy all day coloring and cutting these to give as a gift to his grandparents. I couldn't download them either, but they printed right from the download page. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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  62. Wetransfer Link for the pre-coloured PDF is wrong. please check.

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  63. Het klopt dat de ingekleurde PFD beide geopend worden in Box ipv Wetransfer. Ze zijn enig en ook ik zou ze graag willen maken met de kids in de kerstvakantie. Hopelijk kan het opgelost worden. Dank je wel alvast voor het delen hiervan!

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  64. I think everything is resolved now. I hope it works. If not, please let me know!

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  65. ...ooh, wat jammer dat ik zo laat ben! Zo leuk dit, ik heb een linkje op mijn blog geplaatst naar jou. Ik hoop dat je dat goed vindt!

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  66. Hallo Marloes,
    Ik ben altijd op zoek naar mooie ideeën die weer kunnen aanzetten tot nieuwe inzichten. Deze knutselplaten vindt ik weer zo'n voorbeeld. Prachtig!

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  67. Buenisimo, gracias, ya veo como me sale para esta Navidad. Nina

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  68. Amazing! Thank you! Merry Christmas from Madrid!!

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  69. My kids will love this--very kind and gracious of you! Thank you!! Merry Christmas!

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  70. My grand kids will love this,thanks.

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  71. thank you so much! I'm spending Christmas with my grandchildren in Hawaii. They will love this!
    God bless you, and Merry Christmas!

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  72. Thank you! I will use this for my class on Sunday!

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  73. The links are not working :(

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    1. The links are working properly. Please check if your internet connection is on. There might be a problem with your browser.

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  74. Thank you for sharing this file, it is really appreciated.

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  75. Uh oh! You are out of bandwidth! I was hoping to download for my nephew to do tomorrow. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Hi Rosalie, I have re-uploaded the files. It should be working now. Thank you!

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  76. Marloes, kom nu pas jouw kerstgroep tegen. Die ga ik zeker maken. Ze zijn zooooooo leuk en passen heel goed in mijn verzameling

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  77. I am using these figures for my daughter's Nativity in a shoe box scene - a school project. Thank you very much for posting these. They are the best templates I have found on the web so far !

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  78. how cute! thanks for sharing, I've just downloaded the file and can't wait to prepare the nativity set.

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  79. Brilliant! thanks so much for sharing it! I'm sure my son will love colouring in and help me glue them up!

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  80. Thanks for sharing it! http://vogliadicucina.blogspot.it/2013/12/il-presepe-di-carta.html

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  81. Thanks for sharing this beautiful Nativity project. My 3rd/4th grade students made them today - and they look great! They were so excited to take them home to share with their families :)

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  83. olive wood nativity sets are attractive enough to display in your home all year! Why pack them away?

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  84. these are too sweet ! thanks for sharing ! i posted the link here : http://fr.pinterest.com/lemondedis/paper-toys-freebies/

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  85. Muchas gracias por compartir les gustara mucho en el fanpage #BabyTwins SoreMX

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