Christmas Crafts For Preschoolers: Gingerbread Decorating
If you are looking for great Christmas crafts for preschoolers, you landed on the right blog! The kids had a great time decorating their gingerbread people with glitter, buttons, pom poms, and anything in the house that we could find.
Instead of doing the usual cookie decoration activity, we decided to try these foam gingerbread people. Both of my kids have been decorating a lot lately so we decided to keep it going and had a great kick off the holiday craft season.
This year in particular I plan to celebrate anything that I can celebrate and do it big while we are at home.
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I hope you enjoy!
Christmas Crafts For Preschoolers
Gingerbread Decorating Materials
- Large roll of Brown Paper or a White plastic table cloth like the one I have in the pictures to catch the mess. You can get thicker butcher paper rolls online here but this time I chose the table sheet.
2. I use paint tape to hold the paper down because it comes up easy and doesn’t leave residue behind.
3. Foam gingerbread people (I got mine from the Dollar Tree)
4. Glitter glue, regular glue, glitter, Christmas Pom Poms, small buttons, Christmas Stickers, etc
5. Craft Tray
6. Oh and Googly eyes!
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Christmas Craft Setup
1. I started by spreading the white plastic table cloth and taping the edges to the table so the paper wouldn’t move.
2. Next I put all the supplies together on the table and also laid out the gingerbread people with their eyes already glued on the faces. This just helps the process go smoother in my opinion!
I honestly try to stay away from glitter but the kids love it so much lol. So every once in a while I take out the glitter and pray for my sanity 🙂
4. After getting setup I allowed them to be creative! I helped to guide them and give them ideas, and they ran with it.
5. We started with squiggly lines using the glitter glue, then we used regular glue and sprinkled more glitter on top of the glue. We then added buttons, pom poms, and anything else we had in the tray.
6. Make sure you save the glitter for reuse!
Take a look at the pictures below!
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I hope you enjoyed this fun Christmas craft idea for preschoolers! I wanted to try something different this year instead of decorating cookies and it turned out to be really fin for the kids. If you have already started your Christmas crafts, please share below. Or let me know if you try this one!
Also check out my posts pages on great Halloween and Holiday crafts for more fun ideas! Best Ideas For Kids also has amazing holiday craft ideas for kids.
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My kids love doing crafts! These are so cute for the holiday season and I could picture easily turning these into ornaments for our Christmas tree as well! Thanks for the cute idea. I have a 4 year old and a 1 year old and I love watching their creativity flow!