Gingerbread Man Art

7 year old

We love baking cookies and treats during the Christmas holiday. Gingerbread cookies and gingerbread houses are our favorites because the kids enjoy decorating them. What kind of treats do your children like to make?

 This gingerbread man art is a great way to incorporate process art into the holiday season. My children loved to decorate them any way that they wanted and they look cute hanging up on the wall. As always, I love how each one turned out different.  My 3 year old basically just wanted to use glitter glue. My 5 year old was obsessed with the loose glitter. And my 7 year old had a great time using her creativity. 

It is also simple to set up as long as you have everything you need. If you don’t have all the supplies you can get everything at the dollar store for cheap. I contemplated whether or not to use glitter. I decided I would let the kids use glitter. The children were super excited to use glitter because it’s not something I let them use all the time since it is so messy. So if you are brave, go ahead and get some glitter!


Here is how to do it:


  • Cardstock paper or cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Embellishments such as stickers, googly eyes, pom poms, sequins, glitter glue, loose glitter, yarn, etc
  • Glue
  • Crayons or markers


Step 1: Cut out a gingerbread man outline on the cardstock paper.


Step 2: Lay out the supplies for your child.


Step 3: Have them decorate the gingerbread man any way that they want.

Step 4: Let the gingerbread man dry before hanging it up!


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