Christmas Nutcracker Craft Tutorial (Free Printable)

If you want to decorate your home with handmade Christmas items, try this Christmas Nutcracker Craft with the children. It is the perfect way to spend time with your little ones while creating an adorable nutcracker scene that you can hang all over the walls of your home.

Creating a printable Christmas craft about The Nutcracker lets you set up a Nutcracker stage so your child can re-enact the Christmas Nutcracker Story. This fun printable Nutcracker Activity will be the perfect Christmas.

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Free Nutcracker Printables

This printable nutcracker stage with nutcracker performers is a delightful way to bring the magic of the holiday season into your home. It’s a perfect project for crafting, decorating, and imaginative play.

Christmas Nutcracker Craft with Stage and Characters (and a free 1 page Printable)

When it gets colder outside and the holiday season approaches, you may get excited about decorating the home with different Christmas-themed items, including snowmen, elves, and Santa Claus decorations. However, you can also decorate your home with beautiful nutcrackers after completing this Christmas Nutcracker Craft.

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Nutcrackers have a unique and classic appearance that makes them stand out in a home when used for decorative purposes. Because of this, you will have a great time completing this stress-free craft with the children.

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If you like doing crafts, you may already have the supplies to complete this craft with your children. You can get creative and allow your children to use different colors to create custom Christmas nutcrackers that will look great when displayed throughout various rooms in the home.

The craft is easy enough for your children to complete with your help, and it will keep them entertained while allowing them to use their creative sides.

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How to Display Your Christmas Nutcracker Craft?

You can do several things with your finished Christmas Nutcracker Craft. You can gift it to your favorite grandparent or aunt, and your child will enjoy playing with their new Nutcracker toy. There is something more personal and unique about gifting handmade crafts.

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Another idea is to display the nutcracker craft that your kids made in your home with the other Christmas decorations. It would make the perfect tabletop display, and your child would be proud to show it off.

This Nutcracker craft would be the perfect classroom activity for learning about the Nutcracker at Christmas time.

Free Ballerina Printables and Crafts:

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Complete this Christmas Nutcracker Craft with your children when you have the following supplies to use:

  • Seven sheets of Card stock paper – color printer
  • Popsicle sticks or unused straws as an alternative
  • Glue or Glue sticks
  • Scissors

Because most crafters have these items in their art supplies kits, there is a good chance that you already have what you need to make the Christmas Nutcracker Craft with your children. If you do not have popsicle sticks, you can always replace them with unused straws to complete this craft.

While glue sticks should work when putting the pieces together to create these handmade nutcrackers, you can still choose to use glue if you have any trouble getting the pieces to stick together.

How to Make Christmas Nutcracker Craft

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Nutcracker Printout

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Cut out the front stage and the inside part of the stage. (Be sure to cut off all extra white at the bottom of all pieces.)

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Fold the tabs along dotted lines.

Cut out the sides of the stage front and bottom.

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Fold tab on the bottom piece along dotted lines.

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Using the tabs, glue the sides and bottom to the front part of the stage.

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Cut out the back of the stage and fold tabs along dotted lines. Glue the back sides and bottom piece to the stage’s back. You should now have two main components of the stage.

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Position the front stage onto the backstage. Make sure the front sides end up on the outside of the stage.

Glue at the bottom and sides thoroughly to ensure your stage is sturdy.

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Cut out dancers, leaving white space around each, as desired.

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Using craft glue, stick the dancers on the end of popsicle sticks or straws.

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Allow the bottom part of the dancer to hang free.

Cut out both stage scene backgrounds.

Guide the backgrounds into the stage box, hanging them using the cutout slots.

This adorable ballerina printable will be a fun puppet theatre-type printable craft that your young ballerina Nutcracker fans will love! Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Nutcracker Tutorial

Yield: 1 craft
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: Free Printable

Looking to sprinkle some handmade charm into your holiday decor? Why not gather the kids and dive into a festive Christmas Nutcracker Craft! It's the perfect way to get everyone into the holiday spirit while creating treasured decorations for your home.

Materials

  • White cardstock paper - at least 7 sheets
  • Popsicle sticks or as an alternative, unused straws
  • Glue

Tools

  • A pair of scissors
  • Printer

Instructions

  1. Let's kick off our Christmas Nutcracker Craft by getting our stage set! Grab your scissors and carefully cut out both the front stage and the inside part of the stage from your template. Make sure to trim off any extra white space at the bottom of all the pieces, ensuring a clean and polished finish.
  2. Now, let's add some dimension to our stage! Start by folding the tabs along the dotted lines on your template. This will help give our stage structure and stability. Then, carefully cut out the sides of the stage front and bottom, following the outlines provided.
  3. Now, let's take a moment to focus on the bottom piece of our stage. This crucial step adds a touch of stability and strength to our craft. Carefully fold the tab along the dotted lines provided. This not only prepares the piece for assembly but also ensures that our stage will stand firm and proud once it's all put together.
  4. It's time to bring our stage together! Grab your trusty glue and start assembling. Apply glue to the tabs on the sides and bottom pieces, then carefully attach them to the front part of the stage.
  5. Grab your scissors and cut out the back of the stage from your template. Once you have it, fold the tabs along the dotted lines to prepare them for assembly. With that done, it's time to bring our two main components together. Apply glue to the back sides and bottom piece, then carefully attach them to the stage back.
  6. Place the front stage onto the backstage, making sure the front sides face outward for the best look. Then, let's make sure our stage is rock-solid. Glue the bottom and sides thoroughly to hold everything in place securely. With the glue set, our stage is ready for the finishing touches that will make it shine!
  7. Now, let's add some dancers to our stage! Using your scissors, carefully cut out each dancer from your template, leaving some white space around each one as desired.
  8. Grab your craft glue and carefully attach each dancer to the end of a popsicle stick or a straw. Make sure to leave the bottom part of the dancer free, allowing them to sway and twirl on our stage.
  9. Cut out the stage scene backgrounds from your template. Once you have them, guide the backgrounds into the stage box, using the cutout slots to hang them securely. With the backgrounds in place, our stage is now ready to transport us to a world of holiday wonder!

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