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Monday, November 26, 2018

Decorate the Gingerbread Man!

I am so excited to have you back for the fourth day of the 12 Days of Christmas Series.  Today we are talking about Children's Christmas Crafts.  My craft was so simple that I know it will be a hit!  Children's Christmas Crafts are always so much fun!

A photo of a kitchen, with Christmas decorations and a gingerbread man activity on the refrigerator

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It's Day 4 and we are sharing Kids Christmas Craft Ideas!

The craft I am sharing today has endless possibilities.  The Gingerbread Boy can be decorated over and over each day, making it one of the best crafts ever!

Gingerbread boy hanging on the refrigerator with magnets.


Decorate the Gingerbread Man!

Step 1.

Cut a large gingerbread boy from felt.  I found this one precut at Dollar Tree.  SOOOO easy!

Step 2.

Cut decorative pieces from scrap felt.  Zig Zags for the arms, circles for the eyes and nose, buttons, a hat, smiling mouth, whatever pieces you can create!

Step 3.

Hot glue magnets on the back of the gingerbread boy and let cool.  Attach to the refrigerator or other magnetic surfaces.

Step 4.

Put the pieces in a ziplock bag and place by the gingerbread boy.

How to use:

Read a Gingerbread Man story to your child. Here are some links to free, online gingerbread stories!

The Gingerbread Man

1910 Version of The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man bedtime version

After the story, have your child decorate the gingerbread man.  Repeat this for several days.  Ask your child to tell you what the differences are between the different gingerbread man stories.  Ask what is the same.  Ask which is the favorite and why?  On the last day (you determine this!) make gingerbread cookies (try THIS recipe!)



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  1. What a cute idea. I totally have to do this with my kids now. They will absolutely LOVE it.

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  2. What a fun idea especially for the little one's. My niece needs this for her two. It will bring them such fun.

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  3. What a fun and easy craft to make and enjoy. Gingerbread men happen to be a favorite decoration of mine. We could make all sizes.

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  4. What a fun craft for the kids! I love that you found the gingerbread man precut at Dollar Tree. I'm all about easy and this is so cute!

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  5. This has to be one of the cutest and most creative Christmas ideas I've seen. I love the creativity and Christmas spirit that it promotes.

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  6. Aww this is such a cute idea to do for kids in the run up to Christmas, I bet he looks really festive once he is all dressed up.

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  7. What an adorable idea! My grandson would be all over this. Pinned and sharing with my daughter

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  8. This is such a cute idea. I totally want to make one for my girls for Christmas. They would have fun decorating it for sure.

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  9. such a cute idea! my kids would love this!

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  10. This is so simple and very creative I can see myself putting this on my fridge as well. I love how this all Christmas decor coming out now.

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  11. This is such a fun idea. My daughter would like to make one of these. She's always into crafting.

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  12. That is a great idea! I think I'll do something like that at my mom's house :)

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  13. oh my gosh! such a cute idea!! I wish I had seen this when my kids were a little younger. they would probably still love it though!

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  14. Oh, this is such a cute idea for little kids! So many craft and activities center around the bigger kids so I really appreciate the simplicity of this little gingerbread one. My son would love it.

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  15. This is a cute idea for the littles. I need to do this

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  16. This is cute. It reminds me of those felt Christmas tree decorating games for kids.

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  17. The weather has gotten so cold and dreary, it's nice to have plenty for the kids to do around the holidays. These are all such cute ideas!

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  18. I love that you found it at the Dollar store! Need to get one, my littles would so love playing with a felt gingerbread man!

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  19. This is such a cute craft idea. I can’t wait to check out the others.

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  20. I would love to make those sea shell angels, so pretty. I've learned great ideas on your article, thanks for sharing the links.

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  21. Adorable! My kids would love decorating this over & over again.

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  22. This is a fun idea! My kids would love it.

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  23. This is just adorable! What a fun kid's craft!

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  24. These are really cute gingerbread man craft kids will love it.

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  25. ginger breads are never to miss out in kid's creativity. That is one great addition to the ref for sure!

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  27. Such an adorable idea, with 6 Grands, BB for sure is pinning this one. CUTISIMO!!

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