Dec 162015
 
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Fun Gingerbread & Friends Craft for Kids - massholemommy.comWhen the weather gets colder we like to find more things to do indoors. We are from Canada but that doesn’t mean we all like the cold or want to be outside in it, because we don’t – at all!

We like to do more crafts, make more sweets, and even watch more movies together as a family when we can’t be spending excess amounts of time outside. I think our favorite besides making (and eating!) sweets is doing crafts. Especially Winter or Christmas themed. Who doesn’t love having homemade crafts for decorations especially with a house full of kids? We do!

So, today I’m sharing this fun craft for kids to make Gingerbread and Friends!

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Materials Needed:

  • Gingerbread man template
  • White paper
  • Brown marker
  • Brown construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Embellishments: i.e., scraps of paper, string, rhinestones, washi tape, buttons, string

Directions:

  1. Print out and cut out the gingerbread man cookie template
  2. Use the brown pen to trace your gingerbread men cookies onto the brown construction paper
  3. Cut out (or have children cut out) the gingerbread men
  4. You or the child write the child’s name on the back of their “cookie”
  5. Have kids decorate the gingerbread man with the available embellishments
  6. Last, have children use the glue to secure the assembled pieces to their “cookie”

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Fun, easy and kids can decorate their gingerbread however they want! They can make however many they want and they can do all sorts of things with the end results. Hanging them up together near the Christmas tree is one fun idea, or even getting a string to tie them all together and hang them around the Christmas tree could be fun too!

What type of crafts or things do you like to do inside when it’s too cold to be outside during the Winter?

About Jeanine Macintosh

Jeanine is a 29 year old, stay at home mom to 6 kids living in Toronto, Canada. She loves everything about Babies and Kids! When she's not blogging, she can be found testing products for review, babywearing, playing with her littles or her zoo of furbabies and baking from scratch! You can find out more about Jeanine by visiting her at SixTimeMommy.com.

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  135 Responses to “Fun Gingerbread and Friends Craft For Kids!”

  1. This is so fun for kids. And delicious too.

  2. My girls would love this as they are huge gingerbread fans (our elf is even named Gingerbread). So, going to have to try this with them. Thanks for sharing!! πŸ™‚

  3. What a great idea. With all the cardboard boxes I have here I am going to start cutting them up. Maybe the kids can do it this weekend and we’ll make a gingerbread garland. πŸ™‚ Thank you for this lovely idea.

  4. Such a fun project to do with the kids! Love it!

  5. I will have to make some of these with my kiddos this year or next. Pinning to my Christmas board.

  6. This is the perfect craft for me to do this weekend with the preschoolers in Sunday School! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  7. These gingerbread men are so cool you are so creative. I love the attention to detail.

  8. I can just imagine the giggles and laughter of the crew while decorating these. I think anytime you can spend time with the little ones is awesome.

  9. This is a great idea. It’s simple so the kids won’t need much mom-help and it lets them be creative.

  10. Paige did this at school and has been begging me to do it at home too! Such a fun and easy craft to do πŸ™‚

  11. This is adorable and great for little ones. I did this kind of stuff when my kids were little.

  12. So cute! The kids can get really creative with them too.

  13. I’m impressed with these! My mom is an artist/art teacher and she used to have us do awesome things like these around the holidays. And then with hearts for Valentine’s Day!

  14. we had a snow day here in CO yesterday – this would have been the perfect craft to have done! Maybe over winter break!

  15. What a fun and easy craft. Perfect for those snow days that are sure to pop up.

  16. That is really cute! I love gingerbread men.

  17. Gingerbread men are one of my favorite Christmas decorations. There is so much you could do to decorate each one of these differently. What a fun craft for the Grandkids.

  18. I think this is a super cute craft. This is the kind of thing that kids just love to make and we parents love to save.

  19. That’s adorable!!! I like the fact kids can pretty much do it however they want.

  20. My son is making gingerbread houses at school today. These will add to the fun.

  21. This is a great way to get those creative minds going in kids. Totally a craft that my boys would love to do.

  22. These are super cute! I will have to make these over break with my kids!

  23. this is too adorable! my son would love it!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

  24. I love making gingerbread men they are so much fun don’t you think?

  25. We just bought a Gingerbread house kit this weekend. I don’t have the patience to bake the parts, so I figured it would be the best route to take!

  26. This is the perfect craft for anyone with younger kids. I think these would make adorable little present toppers.

  27. Very cute! I need lots of fun ideas like this to keep little hands busy during winter break. We will have to make some of these.

  28. Love this! My boys would love to make these. Great craft!

  29. That looks like a fun craft! I think that my son would love to do that for sure!

  30. You have left good instructions and pictures in your post.
    I think this is a fun and do-able activity to do with my nephews.

  31. Oh this is super fun and cute! I love the step by step instructions.

  32. My kids are all older but I think they would find this very amusing. Love gingerbread men!

  33. What a cute Christmas craft! My son would love that cute gingerbread man!

  34. I love doing crafts like this. You can see so much of each child’s personality when they are allowed to make it however they want.

  35. When my children were younger we loved doing crafts together. This would have been something they would have loved.

  36. Cute idea for the kids – especially during the long break if they’re bored.

  37. Good way to pass those cold days….brrrrrrrrrrrrr

  38. These are really cute. I especially like the pink buttons. With the dreary winter weather we tend to stay in more as well, and make and eat more sweets too.

  39. What a fun craft idea. My kids would love to do this. I think I’ll add this to my holiday party activities list.

  40. New England winters usually mean some really cold days when you just can’t be outside. This is a really cute craft to keep the kiddos occupied on those inevitable snow days!

  41. This would great for keeping my son occupied for a little while. I’d gladly deal with a little bit of mess to allow his creativity to shine.

  42. how adorable thanks for this cute craft. I am going to try these out th is weekend.

  43. This is a very cute idea! What little one wouldn’t love making these?

  44. These would be the perfect craft for a kids’ Christmas party. I love how you used the bricabrac too, they really do look like Gingerbread Men. Almost real enough to eat πŸ™‚

  45. Super cute idea! My boys would love making these. πŸ™‚

  46. These are cute and simple! We’re always looking for things to do while it’s cold out

  47. I love crafting, especially around the holidays! I’m making stained glass nativities with my daughter’s class tomorrow!

  48. What a cute and simple craft to do with little ones. My toddler would enjoy this!

  49. oh I can see kids having a riot with this one. And so much more quick than waiting for all the cookies to bake!

  50. Crafting with kids is so much fun. They have no boundaries and will do what their heart tells them to do. These are really cute and I can imagine they will be something Moms would hang on to for a long time.

  51. That’s so much fun for kids. They love activities like this, it makes their imagination go wild. I love the idea!

  52. Those are so cute! I can see them hanging on our tree. My kids would love making these.

  53. These are so cute and so easy. It’s going to be quite a long two weeks for Christmas break, and this looks like the perfect craft!

  54. This looks like a great Christmas craft to do with the kids. I will have to do this with my friends little girls when they come over this weekend.

  55. I will have to get the supplies i need to make this with my kids. We are having so much fun making all kinds of Holiday crafts.

  56. I know what my twins and I will be making tomorrow! I may have to string them all together to hang on the tree too!

  57. I’m from Canada too, but it is definitely not that cold here just yet. I am still in my light jacket every day…. actually, mostly my RAIN jacket!!! what the what?!
    but these look sooo cute, I will definitely save them for that first terrible snow day.

  58. Perfect crafts to be done by kids. I should tell this to them, for sure they will be excited to these gingerbread crafts.

  59. That is a really cute craft! My kids would have a lot of fun making some of these.

  60. Lovers of craft will have a great time doing this, especially if and when snowed in.

  61. This is such a cute idea. I am not that talented in the culinary department so I would love being able to make gingerbread men like these.

  62. My girls would absolutely love these! We are going to have to give them a try!

  63. I love crafts like this that don’t need much mom supervision.:)

  64. My daughters are the princesses of crafting and would love this gingerbread activity.

  65. Thank you for this idea. I am planning my son’s Christmas party at school. Think I will use this craft.

  66. These look so much easier than the cookie version. And slightly less messy!

  67. My girls love crafts like this. My son… well I’m sure his would be a giant mess of craziness but it sure would be cute and something I would treasure, that’s for sure.

  68. This is so cool indeed! I absolutely love this!

  69. Ah, what a fun craft! Gingerbread make me so happy!

  70. My son would have a blast making these!! I love how easy it is to make and they can use all their creativity!

  71. Such a fun idea. And it’s not as much work or as messy as decorating edible gingerbread men for us moms either.

  72. These are cute. I’m going to have to pin this later to do with my kids during Christmas break.

  73. I love to get the house organized before the holidays. It’s a relaxing way to start the new year.

  74. That’s a beautiful DIY Gingerbread tutorial! My kids will love this activity

  75. i love winter themed crafts & gingerbread men will fit the bill

  76. What an adorable craft! This is something my son would love to do over and over.

  77. These are so cute and so easy to do! The kids would surely have a fun time doing this craft.

  78. Those are super cute. The girls will have so much fun doing this project.

  79. This would be a great project for the kids and keep them busy

  80. What a fun idea! This will keep the girls busy during their school break.

  81. The twins will enjoy making this. I can’t wait to show this to them.

  82. My kids go bonkers after awhile during the winter because they can’t go outside. We usually do crafts to entertain them and this gingerbread man craft will be the perfect addition to our arsenal of craft ideas πŸ™‚

  83. This is an easy fun idea, I like it. I think we’ll do it w/the neighborhood kids this weekend. We’re having a cookie decorating party.

  84. We always do crafts when we get snowed/rained in. The kids love it!

  85. That is so adorable! Very cute idea indeed!

  86. Those came out so cute! They look almost good enough to eat!

  87. These are such cute gingerbread boys/girls! I think it would be so fun to decorate with all the kiddos and make into garland for the kitchen.

  88. These are cute ideas! I love the buttons on the Gingerbread. They are so adorable, we have to do this!

  89. Such fun crafts. I think I might do something this Saturday night with my kids.

  90. This is great. I am going to do this and maybe snap a picture and paste to the gingerbread and make it an ornament for the tree. Great memories. Thank you for sharing.

  91. Never thought about doing this. I’m so trying this, my daughter loves the gingerbread man.

  92. What a cute craft to do with this kids over the Christmas break! I’ll be pinning this.

  93. What a fun and easy craft to do. We have all next week off and this would be fun to do. Thanks for sharing.

  94. I love these – so simple and cute. I am going to share it with the lady who runs the after school program. The kids will love this craft. πŸ™‚

  95. Those are SO cute!! I love that each one can be customized to the childs liking, the possibilities are endless.

  96. What a cute craft! Love that I can turn paper bags into these little cuties!

  97. This is better than decorating cookies. I can keep them year to year.

  98. Very cute craft project! I need more ideas klike this for the holiday break.

  99. What a cute craft. My kids love stuff like this. I bet they would love it.

  100. My family and I haven’t done any type of crafts lately. However, these are usually the type of crafts that we like to do during the wintertime.

  101. I used to love doing crafts with the kids when they were younger. We did all sorts of holiday things like this when they were little.

  102. I love crafts that also double as snacks…LOL!! These gingerbread crafts look so fun!!

  103. So cute! Its like decorating the cookies only you can play with them afterwards. Love it!

  104. These are so cute! I’m sure my girls would love making these gingerbread men crafts!

  105. Gingerbread man.. My kids will be thrilled for sure :). This is one character that many of us love.

  106. This is a great idea! I never thought to make gingerbread men out of paper…but it would definitely keep my already hyper children a bit more grounded rather than having more sugar πŸ™‚

  107. I like that this doesn’t require any dish washing when you are done making the gingerbread men lol. Super cute craft idea!

  108. Such a great idea! We are having a heat wave here in NY! Great way to make gingerbread without actually baking!

  109. my 4 year old is really into crafting lately. What an adorable project!

  110. This is a very nice project! I was looking for a DIY project to do with the kids.

  111. this is such a great idea and came out so cute! Isn’t crafting with the kids just so much fun? I love it

  112. I love these little guys. Even cooler, we have all of these supplies here so I won’t even need to brave the cold to collect them. I am trying to get my daughter as into the holidays as possible … this may be just what I have been looking for. Thank you for sharing the cuteness!

  113. I’m always looking for a good way to use Washi tape, and it hadn’t occurred to use it on gingerbread men! Love it πŸ™‚

  114. I’m sure my kids would love it, they love doing crafts, this is cute and smart idea.

  115. I love how easy this craft is! I always make gingerbread cookies but…it is so messy and time-consuming!

  116. This looks like a creative and fun way to spend some quality family time.
    I like the project and think it is good for the kids.

  117. The gingerbread men are so cute – I like that you don’t have to bake these and you can be really creative with them. My nephew and I don’t really do crafts in the wintertime.

  118. This is super cute and sure to keep the kids happy and occupied during winter break.

  119. Awww these are super cute! I will have to see if the kiddos want to make these this weekend.

  120. OMGosh love love them! What a fun craft!

  121. These are super cute! Today is the last day of school for the year. I’ll have the kids do this as one of their crafts since they’ll be home with me.

  122. These are so precious! I’m sure Caleb will love making these next year when he’s out of the put everything in his mouth stage! <3

  123. Omg what a fun and cute craft!!! My 3 year old would have a blast making gingerbread friends!

  124. What a cute idea! Adding this to our list of winter break activities!

  125. This will be really fun. I’m trying to have lots of crafts available for the kids to do over break, and this one is definitely going on the list!

  126. This looks like a super fun project for little hands over winter break. Not too much mess and a cute gingerbread man.

  127. I think this looks like great crafts for holiday break! Kids would love it!

  128. That is such a cute craft idea! Our kids would love making a craft like this!

  129. These are so much fun and I was looking for a craft for my son to do tomorrow. We are loving all the Christmas crafts this year!

  130. This is such a fun craft idea which kids would love to spend sometime & get excited as well. The gingerbread looks so cute & the final output is going to be so much fun when you try out something different & creative.

  131. I remember doing crafts like these when my girls were little. Sadly they don’t want to sit down and crafts with me anymore since they are teenagers.