Nativity Cardboard Tube Scene

Recycle some cardboard tubes and use our FREE templates to create a colourful Nativity scene that’s perfect for little hands! Featuring Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus and even the Donkey!

Nativity Cardboard Tube Scene

Skill Level

Beginner. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

1-2 Hours with Drying time

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Download and print off your Nativity Characters and set to one side
  2. Paint your cardboard tubes in a variety of colours and leave to dry, keeping the tallest tube for your star.
  3. While the paint is drying, colour in your templates and cut out neatly.
  4. When the tubes are dry, attach your characters to your chosen tubes using double sided tape or glue. Making sure to leave a gap at the bottom of the tube to keep your characters off the ground (You can even cut your tubes down to size for the shorter characters).
  5. Create a scene for your characters and enjoy acting out your very own nativity!
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Top Tip

To make your characters extra rigid, use card behind your coloured-in templates.