Save some of the cardboard delivery boxes you receive in the mail to create this gingerbread man craft. You can cut the pieces out for your younger children. Older children can cut out the shapes themselves. Children of all ages can put the gingerbread man together and decorate it.
Creating the Gingerbread Man Craft
Getting the Cardboard Shapes Ready
Each of your children is going to need the following shapes cut out of cardboard (You can use cardstock instead if you like. It is much easier to cut.)
- One Circle
- Two Long Rectangles
- One Square
- Two Long Triangles
You will need to gather some or all of the decorating supplies below:
- White Crayons
- Glue Sticks
- Wiggly Eyes
Constructing the Gingerbread Man
Your children may choose to have triangular legs and rectangular arms. They could make the body the circle and the square the head. The gingerbread man your children create doesn’t need to look just like the one we made.
Once they have the shapes arrange the way they want them to be, they can glue the gingerbread man together.
Decorating the Gingerbread Man
There isn’t a wrong way to decorate the gingerbread man although making sure he has eyes, nose and a mouth is probably important.
When they have finished decorating their gingerbread man craft, you can cord or ribbon to the back on it to use it as an ornament.
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