The tale of the gingerbread man is adored by kids of all ages. There are few things as exciting as a cookie that leaps from a baking sheet to have adventures. Read the story and invite kids to create their own special gingerbread houses with Wikki Stix! It’s the perfect craft to begin the holiday season!

Gingerbread House Brown Bag Crafts for Kids!

Gingerbread House Brown Bag Crafts for Kids!

The tale of the gingerbread man is adored by kids of all ages.  There are few things as exciting as a cookie that leaps from a baking sheet to have adventures.  Read the story and invite kids to create their own special gingerbread houses with Wikki Stix!  It’s the perfect craft to begin the holiday season!

There are many variations of the gingerbread man story, but the classic book by Parragon Books, is one of our own kids’ favorites.

Gingerbread House Brown Bag Crafts for Kids!

The Wikki Stix gingerbread house crafts are fun creations for kids to extend the story of the bold little cookie.

Materials needed:

  • Assorted Colors of Wikki Stix (including the holiday colors of red, white, and green)
  • Scissors
  • Brown lunch bag (one per craft)

Directions:

  • Give each child one brown lunch bag. Have the kids invert the lunch bag so the bottom of the bag becomes the top of the gingerbread house.
  • Kids can use assorted colors of Wikki Stix to decorate the lunch bag as desired.

The gingerbread house craft in the photo to the right is created with:

  • Various Wikki Stix colors wrapped into tight pinwheels (to resemble candies)
  • Red and white twisted Wikki Stix strands for the roof of the gingerbread house
  • Red/white and blue/white twisted strands of Wikki Stix (wrapped into a pinwheel after twisting) for the peppermints
  • Twisted strands of red and white Wikki Stix for the door candles (cut pieces of yellow Wikki Stix make the flames)
  • Red Wikki Stix door (create the door outline and the fill in with additional red Wikki Stix)
  • White Wikki Stix snowcaps – created with Wikki Stix triangle shapes

When kids are finished creating the Wikki Stix Gingerbread House Brown Bag Crafts, teach them the Gingerbread Man Song!

Gingerbread Man Song (Tune: Do you know the Muffin Man)
Oh, do you know the Gingerbread Man, the Gingerbread Man, the Gingerbread Man?
Oh, do you know the Gingerbread Man, who ran and ran and ran?
He said, “Catch me if you can, if you can, if you can.”
He said, “Catch me if you can,” then ran and ran and ran.

I can run like the Gingerbread Man, the Gingerbread Man, the Gingerbread Man.
I can run like the Gingerbread Man, now catch me if you can!
~Author Unknown

The Wikki Stix Gingerbread House Brown Bag Crafts can be displayed at home throughout the holiday season!

For more ways to create special projects and memories with Wikki Stix this holiday season, please see:

Wikki Stix Gingerbread Man Lesson Plan – a free resource for Gingerbread Man Learning Activities for Young Kids.

Wikki Stix Ornament Crafts for Kids to Make – create special ornament crafts with Wikki Stix.

Wikki Stix Christmas Card Crafts for Kids – print the card to accompany Wikki Stix crafts for the holidays.

The Gingerbread Man by Parragon Books

The Gingerbread Man by Parragon Books

Gingerbread House Craft for Kids

Gingerbread House Crafts