These POPSICLE STICK GINGERBREAD MAN ORNAMENTS are quick and easy for kids to make. They’ll look adorable on your Christmas tree this year.
Hee hee! I can’t wait to show you the adorable popsicle stick gingerbread man ornaments we made the other day.
This is a really quick and easy Christmas craft for kids of all ages.
My older kids made the gingerbread men ornaments you’ll see in the photos below, but it’s definitely a Christmas craft that preschoolers can make too. Gluing all the little pieces on their gingerbread men will help little ones with their fine-motor skills.
I’m a total softie for gingie crafts, so we’ve made quite a few here in my daycare. You can check out our other gingerbread man crafts here. The milk carton villages and the paper plate gingerbread faces are totally adorable, and the scented sandpaper gingerbread ornaments provide a terrific sensory experience.
Oh, and while you have the popsicle sticks out, check out the rest of our popsicle stick ornaments. We have quite a collection.
I think our popsicle stick gingerbread men would be great for the activity table at a kids’ Christmas party or to do as a group at play group because it’s such a simple craft.
It’s also a great one for kids to do at home when they want to get creative, but you don’t have a lot of time or want a lot of mess.
- popsicle sticks
- paint brush and paint (brown, white, black)
- black beans (or black paint) for eyes
- pipe cleaner and hot glue gun
How to make your popsicle stick gingerbread ornaments:
We started by painting our craft sticks of course.
When the paint dries, we used a fine paint brush to make white squiggles at the top and bottom of our popsicle sticks.
Then we glued on all of our gingerbread’s bits and pieces.
We used small black beans for the eyes, and we dotted each bean with a bit of white paint. If you don’t have black beans, you can always just dot some black paint on for eyes.
Some of the kids used red yarn for their gingerbread man’s mouth. Some just painted the mouth on with black paint. For some of our ornaments, we skipped the mouth altogether, and glued a yarn bow in its place.
Then we glued some buttons down the front of the popsicle stick,
Voila! Cutest, quickest gingerbreads ever. 🙂
To finish, we used our glue gun to attach a half of a pipe cleaner to the back of each popsicle stick.
That’s all there is to it!
Don’t our gingerbread men look adorable hanging on our Christmas tree? Who knew a popsicle stick could look so darn cute?
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.