Design your very own gingerbread person- Although a little less sugar, equally as sweet!

Materials

Design Your Own Gingerbread Person with Loose Parts!

  • Template
  • Felt
  • Loose parts (buttons, beads, rick rack, jingle bells etc. Use what you have!)
  • Scissors
  • Chenille sticks
  • Paper/Printer
  • Craft tray
  • Tape
  • Camera

Directions

  • Print out the gingerbread person template and cut it out.  Even better, you could draw your own!

Design Your Own Gingerbread Person with Loose Parts!

  • Attach your template to your felt, using tape (creating a small tape donut).  Cut around your template, forming a felt gingerbread person.

Design Your Own Gingerbread Person with Loose Parts!

Design Your Own Gingerbread Person with Loose Parts!

Design Your Own Gingerbread Person with Loose Parts!

  • Using your loose parts, design your gingerbread person.  To contain your parts, lay your felt gingerbread person in a craft tray.

 

 

Design Your Own Gingerbread Person with Loose Parts!

  • Take a photo of your person if you like, to document your creation and then make another!

Design Your Own Gingerbread Person with Loose Parts!

 

Design Your Own Gingerbread Person with Loose Parts!

Purpose

  • This activity lends to the exploration of various math concepts (symmetry, patterning etc.).
  • Recognizing symbols of various seasons and celebrations.

Safety Notes

  • Use a craft tray to contain items.
  • Use scissors with care and direct adult supervision.
  • Cord, yarn, rick rack etc. can be a strangulation hazard, therefore be sure to use with direct supervision and for its intended purpose.
  • Beads, buttons and other small objects can be a choking hazard therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths.
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