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Gingerbread Man Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Happy Saturday! Today is a great day to spend some time with your family and create something unique together!

Check out this activity:

What You Need:

  • Craft paper
  • Colored card stock (in pink, red, green and yellow)
  • White card stock
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick (this one has the strongest hold)
  • Brown paper bag
  • Gingerbread man template OR your own Gingerbread man with pencil and paper

Directions:

Download the gingerbread man template, print and cut out the pieces.

Glue the circle buttons to the middle of the gingerbread man body.

hand gluing buttons to paper bag gingerbread craft

Use the black marker to draw four small circles on the circle buttons you just glued on to make it look more like a real button.

hand drawing button holes on to paper bag gingerbread craft

Glue the icing details on the end of the arms and the legs. Use the scissors to cut the excess ends off.

hand gluing icing decorations to paper bag gingerbread craft

hands trimming paper bag gingerbread man craft

Position the gingerbread man’s hair and the top of his circle head and glue into place.

hand gluing icing hair to paper bag gingerbread craft

Glue the eyes just below the hair.

hand gluing eyes to paper bag gingerbread craft

Place the pink circle cheeks below the eyes and glue in place.

hand gluing cheeks to paper bag gingerbread craft

Use the black marker again to draw a smile between the two pink cheeks.

hands drawing a smile on paper bag gingerbread man craft

If you’re making a girl gingerbread, glue the bow onto the top of her head. If you’re making a boy gingerbread, glue the bow to the top of his body piece.

hand gluing bow to paper bag gingerbread craft

Glue the completed gingerbread body to the lower part of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing body onto paper bag gingerbread craft

Glue the completed head to the flap of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing head to paper bag gingerbread craft

Isn’t this one of the cutest and simplest Christmas crafts for kids?

We just love how cute they turned out!

Sparkly Snowflake Craft

Happy Saturday! Today is a great day to spend some time with your family and create something unique together!

Check out this activity:

Sparkly Snowflake Craft for Kids

What You Need:

  • popsicle sticks (4 sticks per snowflake)
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • white glue
  • sequins, buttons, glitter, or jewels
  • Dabber Dot Markers

Directions:

  • To get started I pre-glued four popsicle sticks together to make a snowflake using a hot glue gun.
  • Then the kids decorated the popsicle sticks with their Dabber Dot Markers. After the marker dried, the kids covered their snowflakes with white glue and then started adding sparkles!
  • To contain the mess with my larger preschool group we used a big container so that the kids could shake the sparkles onto the snowflakes without getting them all over the floor.
  • Once all of our sequins were used, kids could just grab a handful from the big container and sprinkle them on their snowflakes.
  • After the glue dried, kids would shake their snowflakes to get rid of any loose sequins.
  • Once the snowflakes were finished, we added a ribbon loop to them using a hot glue gun and then they were ready to be hung on a Christmas tree or door of window or wherever.

Easy Snowflake Craft

Happy Saturday! Today is a great day to spend some time with your family and create something unique together!

Check out this activity:

What You Need:

Equipment
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pom poms
  • Colored Paint
  • Plate
Materials
  • Blue and White Card
  • Colored Scrap Paper
  • White Rice
  • Tissue Paper

Directions:

  • Print off as many copies of the snowflake template as you need OR create your own snowflake with pencil and paper.
  • For a mosaic snowflake cut your scrap paper into shapes, put glue on the inside of your snowflake and glue on the scrap paper pieces.
  • For a scrunched paper snowflake put glue on the snowflake and then tear and scrunch your tissue paper to decorate it.
  • For a pom pom printed snowflake put blue and white paint onto a plate and then dip your pom pom into it, dabbing the paint onto the snowflake template to decorate it.
  • For a rice decorated snowflake put glue onto your template and then sprinkle rice onto it.

Door Wreath

Don’t you just love the fall? It is my favorite time of year, the weather is perfectly cool and breezy, signaling that the holidays are coming. One of the best parts is that people start really getting into decorating, with everyone showing off their style and love for the season.

Check out these beautiful wreaths worthy of any door in your home.

No-Sew Sock Snowman Craft

Happy Saturday! Today is a great day to spend some time with your family and create something unique together!

Check out this activity:

What You Need:

  • 1 white sock
  • 1 sock in color for the hat
  • rice
  • rubber bands (or thread)
  • colorful buttons
  • ribbons
  • glue gun
  • markers or paint
  • orange pom poms

Directions:

Start by filling your white sock with rice. You will need a hefty amount (we were quite surprised to see how much rice can go into one sock).

Once you are happy with the amount (and size) of your sock snowman tie the top with the rubber band.

Take another rubber band and place in the middle – more to the upper side – of the rice filled sock to form the head shape.

Step 3

Now glue the buttons to the bottom side by using a glue gun (glue dots do a fairly good job too).

Draw the mouth and eyes with a black marker or with black paint.

We also added pink cheeks (Crayola washable paints were great for the job). We made the nose out of two orange pom poms – turned out amazing.

Add a ribbon for the scarf – we fount that glue dots and glue gun work best for ribbons, while other glues kind of fail miserably. You can cut off excess white sock (or you can tuck it in the hat we will be making next).

Cut the colored  sock (we cut the foot part, without heel). Roll it a bit and place it on the head of your snowman. You can leave it as it is or you can secure it with some glue.

This sock snowman is ready to rock.

Bed

Winter is on it’s way and you can feel it in the air. Cuddling by the fire, hot chocolate, holiday movies… it is truly the best time of the year! People are very much into decorating for the occasion and some of their ideas are magical.

Check out these décor ideas for above your bed.