Hey ya’all! Christmas is coming fast! I don’t know about you but I’ve been super busy Christmas shopping, baking, wrapping, if it’s Christmas related I’d probably doing it! After the big Cyber Sale TPT had a week ago, I have allowed myself (this is SUPER hard for me!) some time away from creating products to just let my mind refresh. And by refresh I mean, there is still a pad of paper sitting next to me where I jot down all the ideas I get throughout the day. Sometimes I wish I could just shut my brain off! Anyways, if your feeling like me, your probably stressed out and can’t wait for winter break. I’m here today with a Gingerbread Man Cut and Paste Freebie that will hopefully make your life a little easier. Your students will enjoy it, it will be keep them entertained, and you hopefully will be able to hold back from pulling your hair out on those last few crazy days before break. Without further ado, here is one of my FAVORITE holiday crafts…the Gingerbread Man!
Are these not the cutest? I realize I just showed you a TON of gingerbread men (looks like women too, did you see those eyelashes?), but honestly how was I to choose between them? I just love how different all their faces are and how allowing a child to use a black marker to make detail can add such personality to a project.
Here’s a look at another bulletin board at my daughter’s preschool. If the pattern is one of mine, there is a link below a picture of it 🙂
Gingerbread Man Cut and Paste (It’s a freebie, snag it up! It’s a fun one!) If you want to get real creative with your kids, assemble the gingerbread man/women as a class and then let you kids free cut their own additional patterns. I’m thinking shirts, skirts, pants, scarfs, mittens, boots, sunglasses, the works! That would make for one fabulous bulletin board in my opinion. Christmas Candy Cut and Paste This is an easy craft and I like it because you can work on an AB patterns with students (ex: red, green, red green) Candy Cane Cut and Paste To accommodate my daughter’s preschool class and make this one easier, they colored in the red portions of the candy cane rather than using the patterns in my project on construction paper. You can ALWAYS accommodate my patterns to make them easier for younger ages.
Hope you guys enjoyed the post and if you make a gingerbread man, I’d love to see it! Send pictures of them to me at LB.CraftyBeeCreations@gmail.com and I’ll share them on my facebook page for all to see.