Baking cookies is a fun tradition families love to do together during the holidays. The delicious smell of baked cookies, and watching little hands eagerly reach for icing and colorful sprinkles to decorate their gingerbread men become great memories.
This gingerbread cat craft is a unique spin on decorating gingerbread cookies. Instead of frosting and sprinkles, kids can use paper and their creativity to craft their own gingerbread inspired feline friend.
We’ve whipped up a batch of gingerbread man activities to keep kids entertained and engaged over the Christmas holidays. Explore more activities to keep the holiday fun going.
Cat Gingerbread Paper Craft
The crafting process encourages kids to use their fine motor skills as they cut, paste, and decorate, and it fosters a sense of accomplishment as they see their creations come to life.
Crafting this gingerbread cat will have kids creating a one-of-a-kind decoration that’s sure to stand out during the holiday season. To get started, all you’ll need are a few simple supplies and our free printable template.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- White out pen (optional)
- Gingerbread cat template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
Download the cat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the eyes below both of the eyebrows.
Glue the nose to the top of the mouth lines.
Next, glue the inner ears to both of the outer ears.
Take the icing decoration and glue it to the top of the cat’s head, in between the ears.
Place the bowtie on the cat’s neck and glue it in place.
Position the buttons in the middle of the cat’s body and glue them down.
Optionally, use a white out pen to draw icing decoration lines on the wrists and ankles of the cat.
Finish by gluing the tail to the back and bottom of the cat’s body.
Be prepared this holiday season with even more fun Christmas crafts for your kids that they will love making!
Christmas Ideas For Kids
The holiday season is the perfect time to spark your child’s imagination, foster their creativity, and fill their day with a little extra joy.
That’s why we’ve curated a selection of Christmas ideas for kids, spanning holiday books, crafts, and educational activities they’ll love. These activities are designed to keep them entertained and inspired to learn during this festive time of year.
Read on below for a dose of holiday inspiration!
- Grab this custom Santa sack to stuff your kids’ presents in for Christmas!
- This felt Christmas tree will keep the kids busy rearranging their tree instead of yours!
- Get one of these personalized gingerbread man ornaments for each of your kids.
Christmas Themed Books
Reading together offers a chance to snuggle up and enjoy a good story! It also helps build vocabulary and language skills in young children.
Below are some of the top Christmas books to read to your kids!
Dasher: This wonderfully illustrated Christmas book for kids gives you the back story on one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, Dasher! Girls will especially love to read this since Dasher is a girl.
Construction Site On Christmas Night: Fans of the fun characters of the construction site books have to add this Christmas-themed story to their collection. See how the trucks get ready for Christmas!
How To Catch An Elf: Kids everywhere love the silliness of this Christmas story. The rhymes and the illustrations will draw the kids in as well. This is a Christmas book kids will want to read every year!
Easy Christmas Crafts For Kids
Nutcracker Paper Bag Puppet – With a simple paper bag, a dash of imagination, and a sprinkle of holiday spirit, kids can bring a Nutcracker soldier to life! This craft is the perfect companion to the classic tale of The Nutcracker!
Unicorn Christmas Craft – Add a touch of magic to the holiday season! This beautiful Christmas unicorn is adorned with merry shades of red and green, complete with a dashing Santa hat and a candy can striped horn.
Elf on the Shelf Popsicle Stick Craft – Your little ones will be so excited their elf brought supplies from the North Pole to make a craft that looks like their elf! This craft will be a great Christmas decoration or ornament by just adding string to it!
Reindeer Name Craft – Kids will practice spelling their names and following instructions with this cute holiday craft. They’ll craft a cute reindeer and personalize it with their own name to make a cute holiday keepsake.
Christmas Activities For Kids
Get ready for some festive fun with these Christmas do a dot printables! When it’s time for kids to take a break from screens, these worksheets offer a fantastic opportunity to practice letter recognition, counting, colors, and matching skills while celebrating the holiday season.
With 25 pages to explore, including Christmas dot coloring pages and engaging activities featuring letters, numbers, objects, and patterns, there’s something here for everyone, from preschoolers to kindergarteners.
Our elf worksheets are here to make your kids’ learning routine even more special for the holidays! These worksheets offer a bundle of benefits wrapped up in festive fun.
Kids will get extra practice with handwriting, letter recognition, and scissors skills. It’s a win-win for kids who enjoy the activities and parents who love watching their children learn. This free set includes an “E is for elf” handwriting page, a letter E maze, and even a “Label an Elf” worksheet.
Be a part of the reindeer games with our roll a reindeer game! This game is an absolute blast, suitable for kids aged 3-7, and even older ones who are young at heart.
It’s a fantastic opportunity for kids to hone their counting skills, practice taking turns, and refine those fine motor skills – all while having fun with friends or family. So, gather the pom-poms, grab a die, and get ready for some holiday fun with this free printable game.
Ho, ho, ho! Get ready for a jolly learning adventure with this Santa letter search activity, specially designed for your little preschoolers! This free printable is a fantastic way for pre-readers to dive into their ABCs while having a blast with Santa.
They’ll learn letters in a fun and engaging way. Plus, as they hunt for letters, your kids will also sharpen their fine motor skills and visual discrimination abilities.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- White out pen (optional)
- Gingerbread cat template
- Download the cat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the eyes below both of the eyebrows.
- Glue the nose to the top of the mouth lines.
- Next, glue the inner ears to both of the outer ears.
- Take the icing decoration and glue it to the top of the cat's head, in between the ears.
- Place the bowtie on the cat's neck and glue it in place.
- Position the buttons in the middle of the cat's body and glue them down.
- Optionally, use a white out pen to draw icing decoration lines on the wrists and ankles of the cat.
- Finish by gluing the tail to the back and bottom of the cat's body.