The following photos, originally posted during the 2018-19 Christmas season, tell the story of the Nativity, from the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem to the arrival of the three magi. During the 2020 Christmas season I made the patterns available to congregations, groups, and families. Used in nine different countries, I shared a compilation of the films they made in Nativity Puppets in Quarantine .
During Advent in 2022 I am sharing patterns of Mary and the angel and Joseph, ending with a final pattern on Christmas Eve, that will allow you to use the puppets in a manger under the Christmas Tree. The full set will be available in a story-and-craft activity book planned in 2023, so the templates are not posted in the Printable Library.
- Mary will have a Baby (including pattern of Mary and angel Gabriel)
- Stop motion puppets for the holidays (including pattern of Joseph)
- Bible Stories
Joseph and Mary are traveling to Bethlehem to register for the census. Mary is expecting her baby soon.