This time of year, there’s nothing quite like the fun of decorating Christmas cookies with the kids! This fun tradition is making its way over to our craft time with this gingerbread gnome craft.
A jolly gnome is decorated as a scrumptious gingerbread character, making it a fun and creative activity for kids to do this Christmas. Kids will have a blast creating an adorable and festive decoration to proudly display when they make this craft.
Not only are kids gaining a sense of accomplishment when they display their festive decorations, but they’re also using their creativity and engaging their fine motor skills.
The gingerbread themed festivities don’t stop here though! Be sure to explore our blog for more gingerbread man activities that will keep the holiday fun going.
Christmas Gnome Craft Idea
Use our free template to dress the gnome in gingerbread, icing, colorful sprinkles, and candy! Just download and print it out to use with some basic crafting supplies to make a budget-friendly project that will add a sprinkle of holiday magic to your kids’ day.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Gingerbread Gnome template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the gingerbread gnome template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by, gluing the face piece just above the beard.
Next, glue the eyes in the middle of the face, one on each side.
Glue the nose in the middle of the face, in between the eyes and the beard.
Decorate the hat by gluing the two hat icing pieces to the bottom of it and the top icing piece to the tip of the hat. Color in the candy and glue it to the top and front of the hat.
Using markers, draw sprinkles on the top of the icing decoration.
Glue the hat to the top of the gnome’s head, slightly overlapping the top of the eyes.
Place the gnome’s head on the top of the gingerbread body and glue it in place.
Arrange the gnome’s shoes at the bottom of the body and glue them down.
Color in the bigger candy piece and glue the candy in the middle of the body.
Finish up by gluing the hands, one on each side, to the candy.
While you’re here, check out all of our fun Christmas crafts to make this festive season!
Christmas Project Ideas
The holiday season is the perfect time to ignite your child’s creativity while making memories together. Make the most of this festive time of year and get kids engaged and learning.
We’ve put together a list of great Christmas project ideas that strike the perfect balance between fun and learning for your little ones. Read on below for some ideas that will get your kiddos inspired and excited to learn throughout the holiday season.
Christmas Children’s Books
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!
Christmas Kids Craft Ideas
Nutcracker Toilet Paper Roll Craft – Transform ordinary toilet paper rolls into enchanting nutcracker Christmas decorations using our free template and a few supplies! Kids will love making this fun and festive project, and it’ll add a touch of holiday magic to your home.
Snowman Photo Craft – Kids of all ages can create their own snowman with a special twist – their sweet faces will be the star of the craft! It’s a fun craft that lets kids bring their unique personalities to life in the form of a jolly snowman.
Santa Handprint Craft for Kids – Get ready for a jolly crafting time that will transform your child’s handprints into Santa’s beard. It’s a hands-on (literally!) way to spread holiday cheer and create a unique keepsake that captures the spirit of Christmas.
Grinch Handprint Craft – Are you ready to bring a touch of Whoville to your Christmas crafting? This creative and fun craft features none other than the Grinch himself! With the help of our free template, transform your child’s handprint into the Grinch’s iconic face.
Our editable letters from Santa are a cute way to preserve the innocence and magic of childhood a little longer. Inside this pack, you’ll find a Santa warning letter, a personalized message from Santa, and Santa Claus’s official nice list certificate!
These letters are a simple and fun way to keep kids believing in the spirit of Santa Claus for another year, creating cherished family memories that will last a lifetime.
These printable Christmas pattern block mats are designed to make learning a festive activity for your little ones. Not only are they incredibly fun to play with, they also introduce kids to essential math skills like patterning, symmetry, and fractions.
These mats are a perfect blend of shapes, math, and holiday cheer. This set includes 13 pages of printables featuring Santa, Mrs. Claus, penguins, elves, Rudolph, and snowmen.
Let the festivities begin with our free printable Christmas matching game for kids. It’s a fantastic way to nurture crucial skills like fine motor control and memory development as they play and match colorful Christmas illustrations.
Children learn patience, hone visual discrimination, and boost spatial memory when they play this simple yet engaging game. It’s perfect for preschoolers, pre-k, and kindergarteners to learn without them even realizing it!
For a festive and educational activity that accompanies a beloved holiday book, check out this free printable Twas the Night Before Christmas reader. This counting book is the perfect way for kids to celebrate the holiday season while learning to count from one to ten.
As they color and count Christmas items like Santa, sleighs, stockings, and more, they’ll strengthen fine motor skills and build a good foundation in numbers.
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More Winter Fun
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Gingerbread Gnome template
- Download the gingerbread gnome template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by, gluing the face piece just above the beard.
- Next, glue the eyes in the middle of the face, one on each side.
- Glue the nose in the middle of the face, in between the eyes and the beard.
- Decorate the hat by gluing the two hat icing pieces to the bottom of it and the top icing piece to the tip of the hat. Color in the candy and glue it to the top and front of the hat.
- Using markers, draw sprinkles on the top of the icing decoration.
- Glue the hat to the top of the gnome’s head, slightly overlapping the top of the eyes.
- Place the gnome’s head on the top of the gingerbread body and glue it in place.
- Arrange the gnome’s shoes at the bottom of the body and glue them down.
- Color in the bigger candy piece and glue the candy in the middle of the body.
- Finish up by gluing the hands, one on each side, to the candy.