If you have a young child at home, you’ll want to make this photo gingerbread man paper craft with them!
It’s such a fun preschool Christmas craft, and a great way to take a photo of your child and turn it into something entirely new.
We also love this project because it’s simple to make, super festive, and non-messy!
This craft is great for preschoolers, kindergarten, and elementary-aged children. Watch our quick video tutorial to see just how easy it is to create.
Also, browse through all of our gingerbread man activities for kids for more holiday ideas.
Gingerbread Preschool Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- 1 cm pom poms
- 2″ photo of your child’s face
- Gingerbread man template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link emailed to you)
Download the gingerbread man template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Cut out the photo of your child and glue it to the middle of the gingerbread man’s head.
Place the icing hair on the top of the head, glue it in place, and cut off any paper that hangs off the top of the head.
If you’re making this with a girl, glue the bow to the side of the head. If you’re making this with a boy, glue the bow to the neck.
Place the icing decorations on each of the limbs and glue them in place. Use the scissors to cut off the extra paper.
Finish off by gluing 2 pom poms to the center of the gingerbread body.
That’s all there is to it! Isn’t your child the cutest Christmas craft ever?!
Looking for some more fun Christmas activities to keep the kids busy? We’ve got you covered with this Christmas printables bundle! There are color by numbers, pattern block mats, do a dot printables, letters from Santa and so much more. No more hours of screen time – these activities will keep them engaged and happy!
Christmas Ideas For Kids
This year, why not encourage your kids to get screen-free and get into the Christmas spirit with some festivities? Not only is it a great way to spend time with your little ones, but it’s also a great way to keep the kids busy during break.
So what are you waiting for? Get those creative juices flowing and start planning some Christmassy activities with our favorite ideas below.
Christmas Children’s Books
Reading to your kids is one of the most important things you can do! And it’s not just because you want them to grow up to be bookworms (although that’s a huge plus). It’s because reading together is quality time that helps build their little brains and brings you closer to them.
Furthermore, it exposes them to a wider vocabulary, various sentence structures, and different points of view, all while increasing their listening skills and attention spans. In short, reading is power! So snuggle up with your little ones, grab a book (or two), and let the adventure begin!
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’ Crafts
Kids love Christmas! It’s a time for jingle bells, Santa Claus, and presents! But it’s also a time for crafting! Making homemade gifts and decorations is a great way for kids to get involved in the Christmas spirit. And it’s not just about the end result – crafting is a great way for kids to use their imaginations and have fun! So this Christmas, why not encourage your little ones to get crafty? They’re sure to have a blast!
Try out some of these fun ideas:
Reindeer Gingerbread Man Disguise Craft – With this simple craft, you can turn your gingerbread man into a reindeer, complete with antlers and a red nose. Best of all, this disguise will help to keep your gingerbread man safe from being eaten as a delicious Christmas treat!
Toilet Roll Santa Craft – These cute little Santas are made from recycled toilet paper rolls, so they’re perfect for those who want to be eco-friendly. And they’re super easy and quick to make, so the kids won’t get bored!
Elf Paper Bag Craft – Elves are famously known for their workshop where they create toys for children all over the world. This elf craft is a cute and easy way for your child to imagine they are in their own workshop! All you need is some a paper bag, scissors, paper, and glue. It’s fun to make and even more fun to play with!
Christmas Tree Paper Bag Puppet – The holiday season is a time for creativity, so why not get your kids involved in making their own Christmas tree puppet craft? This fun and festive project is sure to get them into the spirit of the season.
Kids’ Christmas Activities
Do your little ones love all things elf? If so, they’re sure to love these elf worksheets for preschool! These fun and festive worksheets are a great way for your child to practice handwriting, letter recognition, and scissor skills.
This festive roll a reindeer game is sure to get everyone into the holiday spirit! To play, all you need is some dice, pom poms, and our free printable. Players take turns rolling the dice and placing their pom poms on the colored circles. The first player to fill all of their circles is the winner! This game is great for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
‘Tis the season for all things merry and bright, and what could be merrier than a visit from jolly old Saint Nick? This year, get your little ones in the holiday spirit with these free Santa do a dot printables. With counting and letter recognition activities, plus fine motor practice, these printables are perfect for getting your kiddos excited about Christmas.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock
- 1 cm pom poms
- 2" photo of your child's face
- Gingerbread man template
- Download the gingerbread man template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Cut out the photo of your child and glue it to the middle of the gingerbread man's head.
- Place the icing hair on the top of the head, glue it in place, and cut off any paper that hangs off the top of the head.
- If you're making this with a girl, glue the bow to the side of the head. If you're making this with a boy, glue the bow to the neck.
- Place the icing decorations on each of the limbs and glue them in place. Use the scissors to cut off the extra paper.
- Finish off by gluing 2 pom poms to the center of the gingerbread body.