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9 easy Nativity costumes for kids

9 easy Nativity costumes to make

I seem to be giving a lot of money to my children’s school at this time of year. In the last month I’ve paid for school photos x 2, Christmas cards designed by them x 2, money for them to spend at their Christmas Fayre x 2, raffle tickets x 2, tickets to go and watch their Christmas nativity x 2, as well providing clothes for them to wear at the blooming nativity x 2! I’m so fed up of giving money to school!

I’ve bought a few costumes for them over the last few years but as they grow, they only get one use from them. Although my daughter wanted to a King unfortunately for her, she is a boring Angel (again). We didn’t have anything suitable from previous years but I’ve managed to put together an outfit for under £5.

My mum found her a pretty white bridesmaid dress in a charity shop for £2 which just needed a wash. We made her a cape (mainly to keep her warm) from a spare pillowcase and found a tinsel hairband in another charity shop. She’s not happy about being in the Nativity at all so I’m glad I didn’t spend a fortune on her costume.

My son is a sheep in his performance! I had a good look for sheep costumes I could make. By the time I had bought the fleecy fabric and spent time making it, it worked out cheaper to buy a costume. So I ordered a sheep tabard for him to wear. He is also unimpressed with being a sheep as he doesn’t have any words to say. I kind of wish they did away with the whole thing to be honest, especially when I have to pay for the pleasure of watching them do something they don’t want to do.

I had a great time browsing Pinterest for Nativity costumes to make so thought I would bring together 9 of my favourites, although it may be worth clicking through to my Pinterest board for lots more suggestions.

9 easy Nativity costumes for kids

Nativity costume for Mary from Netmums

Quick and easy Joseph outfit from Christime Trevino

DIY Nativity Angel outfit from Very Jane

How to make an angel halo from ehow

Easy cow tshirts from Wait ‘Til Your Father Gets Home

10 minute Shepherd costume from Vanilla Joy

Simple donkey mask from Arrows Kids Club

Wise Men beards from Doodlecraft

Wise Men gifts from Hydrangeas and Harmony


  • Reply
    Kitty Morris
    December 11, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    My step sons tend to do a Christmas concert performing music in their school uniforms but that makes it a lot easier for us!

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    Ana De- Jesus
    December 11, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    The 10 minute Shepherds costume looks so good and its great that it takes such little time to make as well!

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    Christine Trevino
    May 27, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Thanks for linking to the quick and easy Joseph costume! 🙂 I love your site!

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