Nativity Set Painted Rocks Craft

Painted rock nativity set for Christmas. Learn how to paint rocks to create a simple nativity for kids to play with.
Nativity set painted rocks are the perfect holiday craft. These cute nativity rocks are great for kids to help paint and play with.

Have the older kids paint some nativity set rocks while they are home from school for Christmas break.

If you aren't already familiar with the nativity story, you can read it online here or watch The Nativity Story movie on Amazon.




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How to Paint Nativity Set Rocks for Christmas

Christmas rock painting idea: a simple painted rock nativity set is a great family craft to do with kids while discussing the Christmas story

These nativity rocks are super simple, so they can be painted and dried in an hour or so. Get creative and add more little pieces to this set. Maybe some wisemen, a camel and even a stable.

Brightly colored Posca Paint Pens

Begin by gathering the perfect rocks. I love rocks that are smooth and rounded.

The perfect smooth round rocks for painting a nativity set on.

Supplies:

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The perfect smooth round rocks for painting a nativity set on with Posca Paint markers

Let's get started painting this darling rock nativity set!

Paint the Christmas nativity story on rocks for a great child-safe Nativity.

How to Paint the Nativity Set Baby Jesus Step 1:

Begin by painting a little orange circle. Let it dry and then paint a white oval touching the circle.
Paint baby Jesus on a rock

Then add some yellow hay around the rock.
Paint baby Jesus on a rock

How to Paint the Nativity Set Joseph Step 2:

Begin with an orange circle.
Painting Joseph on a rock for the perfect Nativity Set of painted rocks

Then a green trapezoid shape, for his long robe.
Painting Joseph on a rock for the perfect Nativity Set of painted rocks

Next add a black beard on his face.
Painting Joseph on a rock for the perfect Nativity Set of painted rocks

Followed by an orange oval for hands.
Painting Joseph on a rock for the perfect Nativity Set of painted rocks

Then draw a red head cover over Joseph's head.
Painting Joseph on a rock for the perfect Nativity Set of painted rocks

Finish it off with a light coral headband.
Painting Joseph on a rock for the perfect Nativity Set of painted rocks

Do a part of each rock at a time, allowing for the paint to dry in between steps.
This brightly painted rock nativity set is a simple craft that is perfect for kids to make during Christmas break.

How to Paint the Nativity Set Mary Step 3:

Begin with an orange circle.
Painting Mary on a rock for the perfect Nativity Set of painted rocks

Then paint a light blue trapezoid dress.
Painting Mary on a rock for the perfect Nativity Set of painted rocks

Finish up Mary with a purple head scarf and orange dot hands.
Painting Mary on a rock for the perfect Nativity Set of painted rocks

How to Paint the Nativity Set Sheep Step 4:  

Begin by painting a fluffy white cloud on the rock.
Painting Sheep or Lamb on a rock for the perfect Nativity Set of painted rocks

Then paint a little black face with ears, followed with 4 little legs.
Painting Sheep or Lamb on a rock for the perfect Nativity Set of painted rocks

How to Paint the Nativity Set Shepherd Step 5: 

Same as before, begin with an orange circle.
Painting a Shepherd on a rock for the perfect Nativity Set of painted rocks

Then draw a kneeling body shape in dark blue with arms extended.
Painting a Shepherd on a rock for the perfect Nativity Set of painted rocks

Next add the shepherd's crook in black in his hands.
Painting a Shepherd on a rock for the perfect Nativity Set of painted rocks

Add a green head scarf and orange circle hands.
Painting a Shepard on a rock for the perfect Nativity Set of painted rocks

Finish off the shepherd with a teal headband over the headscarf.
Painting a Shepherd on a rock for the perfect Nativity Set of painted rocks

How to Paint the Nativity Set Star Step 6: 

Begin the Star by painting a yellow 4-point star.
Painting the Star on a rock for the perfect Nativity Set of painted rocks

Then use a light yellow to add inside points and sunburst rays coming out of each tip.
Painting the Star on a rock for the perfect Nativity Set of painted rocks

After the rocks are dry, spray them with a clear coat finishing spray. Get creative and keep painting more additions to your rock nativity set. Wisemen from the East, with a camel and maybe a palm tree. Perhaps a stable, donkey and cattle. Paint some additional shepherds and sheep. Finish off the set with an angel.

This brightly painted rock nativity set is a simple craft that is perfect for kids to make during Christmas break.

That's it! The perfect Christmas break craft for the kids to help with!

Nativity set painted rocks are the perfect holiday craft. These cute nativity rocks are great for kids to help paint and play with. Have the older kids paint some nativity set rocks while they are home from school for Christmas break.

If you love this painted rocks project, don't forget to share it!



Natalie Shaw blogger at Doodlecraft

About the Author:

Natalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodle Craft. She loves sci-fi, fantasy and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun on her blog 5 days a week.You can find her on TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Instagram.

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