My kids really enjoyed turning themselves into gingerbread kids with this activity! Each kid lay down to get traced on our drawing paper…
And then they decorated with crayons and foam stickers…
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 is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
15 thoughts on “Gingerbread Kids”
I love this idea. I will be doing this with my daycare kids for sure!! Thanks! http://www.the-little-people-place.blogspot.com/
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.
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Oh my.. these are BRILLIANT! I HAVE To make some with my kids. My son would ADORE it!
Thank you for linking up!! Much appreciate seeing you on Kids Get Crafty!
Oh very cute indeed!
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These are great Mary Anne! I LOVE the way Lily is enjoying herself in these pictures!! She is soooo adorable and happy!
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I love it!
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@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!
Oh, I love this! Perhaps I’ll find a way to incorporate it into our cookie-decorating day. :)
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Those are adorable!! LOL at the pigtails!
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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.
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They came out so cute! I love the pigtails!!!
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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.
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I love the first picture of them decorating.
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We’ve done that before and the results are always amusing.
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Those are so cute! I bet that really kept the kids entertained!
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