Older kids will have a blast making this infinity folded nativity puzzle. Once they are made, kids can change the scenes by gently pulling the puzzle part – and it just keeps going!
Each puzzle includes four different scenes.
Materials Needed for the Infinity Folded Nativity Puzzle:
- Copies of the printable pages (These pages come in full color or black and white outline if your kids prefer to color their own. Also available in KJV, ESV, NIV, NKJV, or NASB – click the link above to get your copies!)
- Glue stick or tape (glue stick is easier for this craft)
- Crayons, markers, or colored pencils, if desired
- Cut out the large square on page 3 around the outer border. Cut the two rectangles out from the top of page 3. (See image below)
- Cut the two rectangles out from the bottom of page 1.
- Fold the large square in half. (See image below.) Unfold. Fold again along the same crease in the other direction. Unfold.
- Rotate the square and fold in half at a 90 degree angle from the first fold (making a + shape as you fold). Unfold. Fold again along the same crease in the other direction. Unfold.
- Turn the square over so that the shepherds and angels / manger scene is facing up. Fold the bottom edge of the square up along the line between the star and the manger scene, so that the bottom of the page is touching the middle folded line. Fold, unfold, reverse, fold and unfold. Repeat with every side, for three more creases.
- Fold the page in half and cut into the middle of the white inner square. Unfold and cut out the inner white square. Throw the inner white square away.
- Turn the square over and and glue the rectangles (tree, fire, wise men, and verse) to the square, matching the outer edges. Use the faded images on the back to help you know where to put the rectangles. If the faded image is upside down, put the rectangle upside down.
- Turn so that the angels / shepherds and manger scene is up. Fold over so that the stars in the left bottom touch each other. Tape or glue the stars to each other.
- Fold the top right of the square over so that the bells touch each other. Glue or tape them together.
- This is what you should now see.
- Flip the image over. Fold the bottom left corner so that the two ornaments are touching each other. Glue or tape them together.
- In the top right corner, fold so that the holly leaves are touching each other. Glue or tape them together.
- This is what you should now see.
- Flip the puzzle over and you will see the correct scene with the angels and shepherds.
- Grasp the top right rectangle from the inside and the bottom left rectangle from the inside and gently pull the scene apart and backwards. The manger scene will pop open. Pull the manger scene back from the inside top right and left bottom. The wise men scene will shop up. Repeat with each scene.
Let me know if you use this infinity folded nativity puzzle and how it goes. I would love to hear from you.
May God bless you!
Thank you so much for letting me know! I just updated this printable and forgot to re-do the links. ? They should be working now. May God be with you! I appreciate you! – Anna Joy
This is a really great resource for Sunday School lessons! I love how you incorporated Bible verses and Biblical truths into the design. I think this is something I'll definitely come back to in the future.
I would like to order this infinity puzzle but I am not sure how to get it.
Sure, Jenny! Can you see the pink links under the first picture? If so, please click the color / Bible version that you prefer and you will be able to download or print the template. May God bless you!
Gracias a Dios, Anna Joy, por tu amor a Dios y por compartirlo con nosotros a través de las actividades para los peques!!!? Dios te bendiga!!!
Gracias a Dios, Anna Joy, por tu amor a Dios y por compartirlo con nosotros a través de las actividades para los peques!!!?
Super ! It is great and the kids love working with their hands.
Thank you, Anna, for adorable idea! It will be also good to have this craft in white-black variant.
I would love to do this if I can find out how to print it!
I have been wondering how these work. I’ve looked for tutorials but have not found any that make sense. Your video is perfect, and I’m excited to try it with my Sunday School class!! Thank you for providing this craft!