The gingerbread man is one of the most iconic Christmas cookies.
These delicious treats are usually decorated with frosting and sprinkles, and they make a great holiday snack for your kiddos. However, what if your gingerbread man didn’t want to become a Christmas snack?
What would he do? Well, he’d try to change his appearance of course! As a gingerbread man disguised as Santa! This fun kids’ craft is perfect to get into the holiday spirit.
Your kids will have so much fun creating memories while doing this craft!
The disguises don’t just stop with Santa either. We have lots of disguise a gingerbread man project ideas for your kids to try!
Easy Gingerbread Man Disguised As Santa Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Gingerbread man template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the gingerbread man template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Start by gluing the suit to the body of the gingerbread man.
Take the white suit fluff and glue one piece horizontally along the waist and another piece vertically along the chest. Trim any paper that hangs off the end of the suit.
Place the belt above the waist fluff and glue it in place. Next, take the boots and glue them to the gingerbread man’s feet.
Glue the leg fluff to the top of the boots. Also, glue the arm fluff to the end of the suit’s arms.
Create the gingerbread head by gluing the eyes to the middle of the head, one on each side.
Position the beard on the bottom of the gingerbread man’s face and glue it in place.
Make the Santa hat by gluing the fluff to the bottom of the hat and the pom to the end of the top of the hat.
Finish up by gluing the Santa hat to the top of the gingerbread man’s head.
We’re betting the kids are going to love disguising their gingerbread man as jolly ‘ole Saint Nick!
Now that your kids have successfully disguised their gingerbread man, check out our other Christmas crafts to work on with your kids during this special time of year!
Christmas Ideas For Kids
The Christmas season is a busy time for everyone but it’s especially important to spend time with your kids. There are so many fun things to do together, from reading Christmas books to crafting and other holiday activities.
After all, the best part of the holiday season is spending time with the people you love the most!
Of course, the most important thing is just spending time together and making memories that will last a lifetime. We’ve featured a few of our favorite activities below.
Kids’ Christmas Books
Reading books to your kids this Christmas season is a wonderful idea because first of all, it’s a great way to bond with your kids.
You can snuggle up together on the couch, or even in bed, and just enjoy each other’s company while you read.
Secondly, it’s a great way to get them into books. If they see you enjoying reading, they’re more likely to want to pick up a book themselves.
And lastly, it’s a great way to pass the time during those long winter nights. So grab a book, cuddle up with your kids, and enjoy some quality reading time this festive season!
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!
Kids’ Christmas Crafts
Santa Handprint Craft For Kids – It’s time to get crafty this Christmas season! This cute craft utilizes your child’s hand as Santa’s beard! It can also help with your child’s hand-eye coordination as they trace and cut out their handprint. And it’s a great way to teach them about shapes and colors too!
Reindeer Tissue Paper Craft – This holiday season, add a personal touch to your home decor with this easy and adorable kids’ craft.
Using just a few simple materials, your kid can create a festive portrait of one of Santa’s reindeer that is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. Best of all, this project can be completed in just a few minutes.
Elf Craftivity – This elf craftivity is the perfect idea to get your kids focused and excited about the coming of Santa Clause! They’ll love creating their very own elf to help keep an eye on all the excitement leading up to Christmas. Plus, it can also help them practice their handwriting skills at the same time!
Recycled Christmas Tree Craft – What child doesn’t love decorating for Christmas? The tree is the centerpiece of any holiday display, and it’s a great opportunity for kids to get creative.
If you don’t have a real tree, or if you’re looking for a fun project to do with the kids, why not make your own mini tree out of paper? This easy craft only requires a few supplies that you probably already have around the house.
Kids’ Christmas Activities
As any parent knows, keeping kids entertained can be a full-time job. And when the holidays roll around, the pressure is on to find activities that are both fun and festive. Enter coloring pages! These free elf coloring pages are the perfect way to get your kid into the holiday spirit – without making a mess.
Coloring is an activity that is both easy and calming, making it ideal for young children. And because coloring pages are portable and don’t require any special materials, they’re perfect for taking on the go. So whether you’re running errands or visiting relatives, these coloring pages will keep your kid occupied (and quiet!) all season long!
These Santa worksheets are a great way to make learning fun! Kids will learn to practice the letter S, as well as other fundamental skills. With these worksheets, they can have hours of fun while they learn!
The best part is, they can do it all from the comfort of their own home! So what are you waiting for? Get your kids started on these Santa worksheets today!
Dot markers are a fun and easy way to be creative and festive this holiday season! These Christmas do a dot printables are perfect for kids of all ages. The pages include a Santa, reindeer, and other festive pictures.
Dot markers are also a great way to practice hand-eye coordination. Simply place the marker on the paper and dot away! The colors will pop and the results will be beautiful and festive. So get creative and have fun this holiday season with dot markers and these Christmas printables!
Wondering how can you help your little ones stay calm and focused during the holiday season? These gingerbread man color by number worksheets are the perfect solution! Not only will they provide lots of fun and entertainment, but they’ll also help your child to develop essential skills like letter and number recognition.
More Christmas Fun
- This personalized Christmas book for kids is so cute and sweet!
- Get the kids excited about bathtime with these adorable snowman bath bombs!
- Kids will love this personalized Santa’s Christmas plate to set out all the goodies.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Gingerbread man template
- Download the gingerbread man template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start by gluing the suit to the body of the gingerbread man.
- Take the white suit fluff and glue one piece horizontally along the waist and another piece vertically along the chest. Trim any paper that hangs off the end of the suit.
- Place the belt above the waist fluff and glue it in place.
- Next, take the boots and glue them to the gingerbread man's feet.
- Glue the leg fluff to the top of the boots. Also, glue the arm fluff to the end of the suit's arms.
- Create the gingerbread head by gluing the eyes to the middle of the head, one on each side.
- Position the beard on the bottom of the gingerbread man's face and glue it in place.
- Make the Santa hat by gluing the fluff to the bottom of the hat and the pom to the end of the top of the hat.
- Finish up by gluing the Santa hat to the top of the gingerbread man's head.