How Do You Make a Silhouette Nativity Scene?

Creating a Silhouette nativity scene is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and create an eye catching piece of art. It’s also fairly easy to do and doesn’t require any expensive supplies or tools.

All you need is some black paper, scissors, glue and a few other basic craft supplies to bring your scene to life.

To start, you will need to find some images of the characters in the nativity scene. These can be found online or in books, magazines or even clip art collections.

Once you have the images, print them out onto the black paper. Be sure to use a high quality printer so that your Silhouettes will look crisp and sharp.

Using scissors, carefully cut out each figure from the paper. If you want more detailed Silhouettes, you may choose to use an X-Acto knife instead of scissors for finer details. Once all of your figures are cut out, arrange them on a piece of poster board or other sturdy backing material in whatever formation you like.

At this point it’s time to start adding color and texture to your nativity scene by using craft glue and various items such as glitter, sequins, beads or other embellishments. You can use these items to create a starry night sky above the figures or add bright colors around the edges of each Silhouette for extra detail.

Finishing Touches

To finish off your project, add some text around the edge of your Silhouette nativity scene with words such as “Joy” or “Peace” in different languages or fonts. This will give it an extra special touch that can’t be achieved with just paper and scissors alone! And if you feel extra creative, consider framing your finished product for display.


Creating a Silhouette nativity scene is an easy and fun way to get into the holiday spirit while creating something beautiful at the same time. With just some basic craft supplies such as black paper, scissors and glue along with some creativity you can make a stunning piece of art that will be sure to bring joy during this season of giving.