Paper Plate Gingerbread Man
Use a large paper plate, construction paper, yarn, googly eyes,and pom poms to create this adorable gingerbread boy!
Hand Christmas Tree
I love snowmen and am so excited that my 2 year old seems to share this love. Snowmen are great because they aren’t attached to one religious tradition or specific culture. This craft is a easy and relatively mess free way to add sparkles to your holiday decor.
- Gather your materials. You will need a paper plate, some orange and black construction paper, 2 buttons, some sequins, sparkles, contact paper, scissors, double stick tape, a stapler, and some ribbon. I also used some paint because my son wanted to paint and I like how it looks but you can skip this step if you want.
- Have your child paint the paper plate, and let dry. If you use a sponge paint brush the paint will go on lightly and dry fast.
- While they do that cut out a nose from the orange paper, a hat and some coal for the mouth.
- Cut a rectangle of contact paper and fold in half , make sure it’s big enough to cover the hole you will be cutting in the plate.
- Peel back the contact paper backing and let your child shake the sparkles on it.
- Add some sequins.
- Fold the contact paper so it sandwiches the sparkles , seal it. You may have to use some tape to make sure it’s sealed and nothing falls out.
- Cut out the middle of the plate.
- Add glue to the cutout middle for the coal mouth, nose and hat. Obviously older kids can do this themselves but it gives toddlers a great guide to be independent.
- Add the face pieces.
- Add the button eyes.
- While your child is adding the face pieces , attach the contact paper to the inside of the paper plate ring, I used double stick tape cause it holds contact paper well.
- Staple the face to the belly, I use staples with coated paper plates because glue doesn’t always work very well.
- Add the ribbon as a scarf to cover the staples.