Travel Size Paper City Nativity Scene!

Need a holiday traveling project for the kids? Here is a travel size Paper City Nativity Scene! The tiny pieces turned out rather cute, and it’s also quite convenient being able to print everything on one sheet of paper. Especially great for large groups of kids.

And after they’re done building it, you can stow the whole scene inside a mint tin for the road if you’d like!

Happy traveling everyone!

If you enjoy an activity and would like to support my continuing effort in creating art projects for our kids at home and in schools around the world, a PayPal tip donation would be awesome.


Template: Click on the image below, then print.


  1. Anna Karilyn
    December 6, 2013 at 3:58 am

    Thanks for sharing !! Many blessings for you ...

  2. S. Bird
    December 6, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Thank you so much! This is perfect! It will be coming with us to Grandma's house.

  3. December 6, 2013 at 8:13 am

    This is great, my kids love paper toys like this. Perfect for today's rainy weather. Thank you for sharing it!

  4. Vikki
    December 6, 2013 at 9:13 am

    So adorable, thank you so much.

  5. paws
    December 8, 2013 at 5:01 am

    This is great! I'm making a set for each of my two kids for church! We'll see if it helps keep them quiet...

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  7. pistol pete
    December 9, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Joel, Listening to DJ Doublejoint and dancing with my wife and three year old. Still listen to that Christmas CD every year. Also thanks for your sister's CD's. Take Care. Pistol Pete.

    1. December 9, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      Ha, awesome! Thanks Pete. Nice to hear from you!

  8. December 10, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Thank you for sharing this. The art is very nice and I'm sure my kids will love making their own Nativity Scene. Happy Advent and Merry Christmas!

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  10. Mommy G
    December 11, 2013 at 3:15 am

    My daughter is still too small to make this... so I'll bookmark it for later. Maybe next Christmas? Thanks for your beautiful ideas!

  11. December 11, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Joel.... Thanks again for making special things and sharing. This is super ! Going on snow day #7 tomorrow....running out of all the Advent activities I planned and this is perfect for another iced in, snowy day !!

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  13. Edna
    December 14, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Hi, Joel, it is exciting to have found your blog, you have so many great ideas for kids. They are beautiful, I can see your kids are thrilled with all the toys you design, made for them, and most of all, you play with them. It is a blessing that you have twin babies that they can play and grow together. You are a blessing to many families, parents and churches. Every month,I do craft with grade one kids to grade four kids from our church. It used to have 40 some children, now some of them grow older and promote to older grade. Now I have about 25 to 30 kids. I am so glad that your designs can help me to have fun with them. Thanks again. With blessings.

  14. Julie
    December 16, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Hello, thank you very much for this adorable nativity scene. We have used it with my kids and they enjoyed it very much! Congratulations and thanks for wat you do!

  15. Leigh
    December 25, 2013 at 5:44 am

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  17. January 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Sweet and cute Epiphany scene ! Thank you Joel and many blessings !

  18. Robyn
    January 15, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Hi Joel I just want to say, as a teacher, I love the simplicity of your work. My kids at school are going to love them! Thank you, you have definitely made our "bookmark this site" list.

    1. January 17, 2014 at 9:26 am

      Thanks Robyn! Very glad you found my site. Hope you find some good projects for the kids at school!

  19. Laurie
    January 20, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Thank you for this! This is so sweet. I need to go buy ink so I can print this before it's gone. This is really such a sweet thing to share. Thanks! :)

    1. January 20, 2014 at 10:17 am

      Thanks! I'm not planning on ever taking it down, so no rush. But there are lots of things to print, so ink is good!

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  21. February 25, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing all these crafts, some great ideas to do with my little daughter...

  22. Louise Steenkamp
    April 11, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Your work is absolutely WOW. Love your art. Greetings from Cape Town

  23. Willow
    April 15, 2014 at 1:41 am

    hi when I printed this I thought that you could color it in. P.S awesome idea. From Willow

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