Christmas is one of the most beloved holidays for kids around the world. From the presents to the decorations, there’s just so much to love about this time of year!
One of our favorite Christmas activities is making crafts with the kids. This gingerbread man elf disguise craft is a great way to get them into the holiday spirit and have some fun while you’re at it.
Not only is it lots of fun, but it also helps with fine motor skills and learning to follow directions.
Plus, we’ve got a free template for you to use so all you need is some paper, scissors, and glue.
Make this simple craft and be sure to check out all of our disguise a gingerbread man project ideas for more fun!
Disguise A Gingerbread Man As An Elf
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Elf template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the elf template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin to make the gingerbread man disguise by gluing the hair to the top of the head.
Take the eyes and glue them just below the hair, near the middle of the head.
Next, take the shoes and glue them to the feet.
Place the shorts on the lower half of the gingerbread man and glue them in place. Next, glue the shirt to the top of the gingerbread man body.
Finish up the shirt by gluing the collar to the top and middle of the shirt.
Create the elf’s hat by gluing that hat band to the bottom of the elf hat. Next, glue the pom to the tip of the hat.
Complete the disguise by gluing the elf hat to the top of the head.
Isn’t this such a fun disguise? We bet your kids will love it!
Christmas Ideas For Kids
Christmas is a time for family, friends, and fun. But it can also be a time for learning. With a little planning, you can compile a list of Christmas activities for kids that are both educational and fun. Here are a few ideas to keep the kids engaged this winter season.
Kids’ Books About Christmas
Reading aloud is a great way for parents and teachers to help children with their language skills, imagination, and confidence. It’s just one of the reasons we recommend starting with 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 Crafts For Kids
Making crafts is a great way for kids to express their creativity. It can also be a fun and bonding activity to do with family and friends.
Crafting can also help kids develop fine motor skills, improve their hand-eye coordination, and give them a sense of pride and accomplishment.
And it’s not just about making pretty things – crafting can also teach kids important life skills such as patience, focus, and attention to detail.
So next time your child is looking for something to do, add in these fun Xmas crafts:
Gingerbread House Paper Bag Craft – Making gingerbread houses is a fun holiday tradition that the whole family can enjoy. And with this gingerbread house paper bag craft, it’s easier than ever to get started. Simply print out the free template, cut out the pieces, and glue them onto a paper bag. Then let your kids get creative, adding their own special touch with colorful decorations. Best of all, this gingerbread house craft is perfect for those last-minute holiday preparations.
Grinch Craftivity – This Grinch craftivity is a fun and educational idea for kids to make this Christmas! Not only will they have a blast putting it together, but they’ll also get to practice their writing skills. All you need is some construction paper, scissors, and glue and you’re set!
Reindeer Photo Craft – What could be cuter than a reindeer made out of a photo of your child? This reindeer craft is easy for kids to make, and it’s the perfect Christmas decoration.
These free gingerbread man color by number printables for kids are a great way to work on fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Plus, they’re just plain fun! Your kids will love coloring in the gingerbread men, and you’ll love seeing their progress as they fine-tune their motor skills. So go ahead and print out these free gingerbread man color by number printables for your kids today!
With Christmas just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start getting into the holiday spirit with these Christmas do a dot printables. Not only are they a fun way to pass the time, but they also allow kids to practice their fine motor skills, counting, and letter recognition.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a delightful story that has become a holiday classic. These Grinch worksheets are the perfect way to get your kids or students into the holiday spirit while practicing important skills like letter recognition, handwriting, and fine motor control.
More Christmas Fun
- 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.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Elf template
- Download the elf template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin to make the gingerbread man disguise by gluing the hair to the top of the head.
- Take the eyes and glue them just below the hair, near the middle of the head.
- Next, take the shoes and glue them to the feet.
- Place the shorts on the lower half of the gingerbread man and glue them in place. Next, glue the shirt to the top of the gingerbread man body.
- Finish up the shirt by gluing the collar to the top and middle of the shirt.
- Create the elf's hat by gluing that hat band to the bottom of the elf hat. Next, glue the pom to the tip of the hat.
- Complete the disguise by gluing the elf hat to the top of the head.