Beside Halloween, Christmas is one of my favorite times of year to do activities! There are so many options from Santa to Christmas trees to gingerbread men and my happy kindergartner just can’t get enough! This new activity was definitely a hit.
Giant gingerbread girl is a fun Christmas craft perfect for all ages. We did this activity and realized one of our favourite blogs Toddler Approved had already done! Go check out her version!! It’s too fun! It is a great creativity activity for toddlers and preschoolers and my happy kindergartner had a blast creating a life size gingerbread girl of herself!
Here’s how to get started
Make a Gingerbread Girl
Have your little one lie down on the floor beside the kraft paper roll. Unroll the paper on the floor the same length as your child.
Cut the paper slightly longer than the length of your child. Tape it down to the floor with the masking tape.
Using a pencil trace around your child’s body on the kraft paper to create an outline of your child and your gingerbread man outline.
Retrace the outline using the black sharpie. I did not trace my daughter’s outline with the black sharpie the first time as I I did not want to get the permanent marker on her clothing.
Make a Gingerbread a Face
Have your little one draw a face on their gingerbread man outline using the Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint. These are great for activities like this as they are paint but they dry in seconds. Making them ideal painting tools for toddlers!
Time to Decorate
Then I had my four year old decorate the rest of her gingerbread girl.
She used foam stickers and Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint to decorate the arms and legs and to make buttons.
Fun Christmas Activity
This was a lot of fun and a big hit with my kindergartner.
She loved making her gingerbread girl come to life.
And best of all it was super easy to set up and clean up!
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