Creative Christmas Day 1 – Make Gingerbread Cards

Welcome to the Creative Christmas Countdown!  Each day through December 24th a new blogger will be presenting a Christmas Activity for you to enjoy with your kids. No stress here – the activities are simple and you can pick and choose which ones you’re interested in.

Creative with Kids and Red Ted Art will be featuring these projects as well as giving tips for how to enjoy crafting with your kids during the Holidays. You can check the entire calendar any time to see what all has been shared, and you can follow along via email if you’d like to recieve each post in your inbox!

Let the Christmas Crafts begin!

 Creative Christmas Countdown Day 1 - Join us for activities all the way until Christmas!

{Gingerbread Cards}

Today the activity is Gingerbread Cards from my friend Maggy at Red Ted Art!  Click the link above to go to her site and find out how to make them, and if you haven’t been to her site before, to discover a treasure trove of kid crafty goodness.

I’m excited to get out one of the holiday stories we read each year, The Gingerbread Baby, by Jan Brett. Today we’ll read this sweet tale and then get to work creating out own gingerbread babies to send to Grammy.

Christmas Craft Tip:

Take five minutes to set up your space and collect materials before announcing anything to the kids about making something.  This allows you to get out supplies without having to fend off kids and answer a bunch of questions before you’ve even begun.  Don’t forget to set out a damp rag to easy wipe of hands during the project instead of after they’ve deposited paint on the chair, cabinets and bathroom towel.

To see Day 2 of the countdown as well as a new holiday crafting tip be sure to visit Red Ted Art tomorrow!  And I’d love to hear from you – are you making these cards today?  Do you have a book about a gingerbread man you love?  Leave a comment and let me know!

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Alissa is a resilience coach, cartoonist, and advocate for ‘connection, not perfection’. She’s dedicated to helping others find a sense of safety and belonging inside themselves so they can heal, connect, and build authentic, joyful lives.