Herdy Nativity

What better way to get into the festive spirit than to create your very own Herdy nativity scene.

Herdy Nativity, Freebie Download, Nativity Scene With Herdwick Sheep

This printable nativity is super easy and great fun to make, it will keep little hands (and big ones!) busy in the run-up to Christmas.

This is a baaa-rilliant craft to help children engage with the Christmas story, plus it’s a fab-ewe-lous way to decorate your home.


The printable scene comes in two varieties: Full colour, which is perfect for whipping up a quick display. Or our colouring-in version, so you can get extra creative.

The printable characters are based on a simple tube shape, they should stand up perfectly well on their own and are easy to manoeuvre around so that you can create your ewe-nique display.

What’s Included: 

  • Baby Herdy
  • Mary
  • Joseph
  • Two Shepherds
  • Three Wise Men
  • Donkey
  • Ox
  • Camel
  • Six Little Herdys
  • Angel Gabriel
  • Stable Backdrop (optional)

What you’ll need:

  • Printer
  • Downloadable Template (Pre-coloured or Black and White)
  • Good quality paper
  • Scissors or Craft Knife
  • Cutting Board and Metal Ruler (for use with a craft knife)
  • Glue Stick or double-sided tape
  • Optional: Colouring Pens or Pencils

Downloadable Templates

Herdy Nativity, Freebie Download, Nativity Scene With Herdwick Sheep

Herdy Nativity
Coloured Version

Herdy Nativity, Freebie Download, Nativity Scene With Herdwick Sheep

Herdy Nativity
Black & White Version

Herdy Nativity
Coloured Backdrop

Herdy Nativity
Back & White Backdrop

How to make your Herdy Nativity Scene.


1, Download and print your preferred nativity scene using good quality printer paper, or card if you’ve got it. We have also created an optional starry night backdrop, which can be printed out in A3 or A4. If you’re feeling extra creative, you can always make your own. The scene comes with all the nativity characters, including two shepherds and a flock of little Herdys.

2. To begin, carefully cut along the dotted line around each nativity character using a pair of scissors. You could also use a craft knife and metal ruler if you want to be extra precise. Be careful around Angle Gabriel’s wings, they can be a little bit fiddly.


3. If you have used our black-and-white version, now is the time to get creative and add some colour. You could use coloured pencils, pens, paint and even add a touch of glitter to make it extra festive. 


4. It's time to get sticking. Place a line of glue or double-sided tape along the flap provided, roll the tube and stick the shape together. Hold the tube in place for a couple of seconds to allow the glue to take hold.

5. For the background, cut out the design, including the stands on either side as one whole piece. fold the side panels slightly forward to allow the stable to stand up. You could give your backdrop some extra support by mounting the design onto a sheet of card.


6. Now it’s time to make your scene. Arrange your Herdy characters any way you like to create your ewe-nique nativity. Don’t forget to share your nativity creations with us on social media. We will choose our favourites to post on our social channels.