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Ginger Bread Friends

15 Minutes: 2 and up: Holiday
Ginger Bread Friends

Ginger Bread Friends

Ginger Bread Friends
An Activity for Preschoolers:

Want to have some fun with your students at Christmas time? How about making life size gingerbread cut outs (that look like giant cookie) and put your student's faces in the middle.

Before You Begin:

Draw out the shape of a gingerbread cookie onto a piece of poster board and have the children cut out the shape. Have brown Biocolor® paint, white Biocolor® paint, shaving cream, roller brushes, shaving style brushes, glue, shaving cream, red sequins and a large picture of your student's face.

Activity Goals:

To create a giant gingerbread person with basic art materials.


I did this with my special needs pre-k students. We did the project in steps and it turned out great! I hot glued the gingerbread men to the outside of my portable and it looked like a scene out of Candy Land.

Let's Get Started


First, have the children paint the puppets with gold or silver glitter paint or metallic paint. There's no right way to do it, encourage the kids to use their imaginations!


Let dry.


Then have children glue on rick rack or any wide band ribbon with craft glue along the bottom of the puppet for embellishment.


When ribbon dries, have children use permanent markers or paint tubes or any tool to draw a face on top.


Have the children glue heart-shaped gold or silver doilies for wings. Another option for the wings is to trace the students' hands onto metallic paper, cut them out and glue those onto the back of the puppet.

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