Gingerbread Kids

Emma waiting to be traced

My kids really enjoyed turning themselves into gingerbread kids with this activity! Each kid lay down to get traced on our drawing paper…

Decorating their

And then they decorated with crayons and foam stickers…

The kids with the "gingerbread" selves

And hung up their artwork in the dining room! Emma drew faces on Lily and Johnny’s people once they were hung up – blank faces really irk her!

Since we used white paper, they don’t really look like gingerbread at all, but the kids still call them that!

I’m linking this post to Kids Get Crafty at Red Ted Art.

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

15 thoughts on “Gingerbread Kids”

  1. They look so very cute – especially that little gingerbread with pigtails. It’s funny how Lily now wants to do everything big siblings get to do.
    .-= Natalie´s last blog ..We Play Dreidel =-.

  2. Elisa | blissfulE

    Soooo cute!! Looks like Johnny is a bit less minimalist than Emma. From what I can see, his decorations are amazingly thorough and evenly spaced. It’s so great to see their personalities emerge through art.
    .-= Elisa | blissfulE´s last blog ..Vi takes Lex for a walk =-.

  3. @Elisa – Yes, Johnny is much less of a minimalist. And a big fan of order =)

    @Natalie – Lily is all about being a big kid these days – except when she’s tired or sick, then she’s all baby =)

    And I LOVE when my girls will let me put their hair in pigtails!

  4. Candace @ NaturallyEducational

    LURVE.

    I bet brown packing paper / butcher paper would making them look more like gingerbread men if you wanted to go for that. We have some so I think we’ll try it!

    Oh, and glue on buttons!

    I’m getting really excited about this idea.
    .-= Candace @ NaturallyEducational´s last blog ..Simple Ornaments- Have a Ball! =-.

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