December 13, 2017

Holiday Craft Finds from the Dollar Store {Week 2: Felt Gingerbread Man}

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Dollar stores can be a fabulous place to find some great homeschooling supplies. With the holiday season upon us, there are also plenty of Christmas themed resources for preschool arts and crafts projects.

Today, I'm sharing part two of my Holiday Craft Finds at the Dollar Store series. In part one of the series, I shared how we filled some ball ornaments for the Christmas tree by filling them with festive confetti and tinsel pom-poms. This activity is a simple and easy craft for young children that's also wonderful for practicing fine motor skills.

This week, we began a new project that actually only took a few minutes to do, but still offered tons of enjoyment for my preschooler. As I was perusing the shelves of my local dollar store a few weeks ago, I spotted an adorable felt gingerbread craft kit. The package has everything you need inside to create a fun and festive gingerbread man, and you don't need to purchase additional materials. 

Although the felt pieces do stick to each other, they aren't the strongest, so what I did was take a piece of double-sided sticky tape to keep them in place. You could also us a glue stick if need be. There is no way of hanging this, so what I also did was use some thick cross stitch floss that I had on hand to thread a loop through the top of the head area.

My son had so much fun with this! There was no mess and it was super easy to they make adorable house decorations for the holiday! My only regret is that I didn't purchase more of these kits. That, and the store also had an adorable felt Christmas tree kit, and I can't for the life of me figure out why I didn't grab that one when I had the chance, because now I can no longer find it. That goes to show you, when you see something that you like, grab it while you can or you may not have the chance next time. Of course, the season is not over, so I may get lucky.

Be sure to stay tuned, next week, where 
I'll be sharing my third Christmas craft find from the dollar store.

Read the complete Holiday Craft Finds from the Dollar Store series:
Christmas Ball Ornament Craft
Gingerbread Felt Craft

Foam Gingerbread Man Craft


Mother of 3 said...

I am going to have to look and see if our dollar store has a craft like this. I've been thinking of using felt to teach my boys to sew and I immediately thought if I could get them each two kids we could make stuffed gingerbread men. Thanks for sharing with us at the Virtual Refrigerator. Pinned.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

I never even thought of doing something like that...a stuffed gingerbread man would be a fabulous idea! I hope you're able to grab some for your project! If not, I know Walmart has felt sheets for sale in their craft aisle. I think they're something like $.25 each. :-)

thriftschooling said...

This is really cute! My little guy has been doing a lot of paper crafts for Christmas recently but I like the felt idea! Thanks for sharing another awesome Dollar Store find!

Brenda Loves Sharing said...

That is a very cute craft! My favorite part is that there's no mess! I helped at my son's craft day at school this week, and ended up with paint all over my hands and even my jacket! I hope you're able to find that Christmas tree kit next time you go!

Rebecca said...

My girls would love this. I will have to see if I can find this at a Dollar Tree near us. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

My pleasure! I hope you were able to find them at your local store! It's such a fun and easy activity! :-)

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Oh yes...the dreaded paint messes, lol! I know all to well about that. This was a fun craft, and the no mess aspect was a nice bonus! :-)

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

My pleasure! Holiday crafts are always a lot of fun for the kiddos. Be sure to keep posted for next week's dollar store find! :-)

Kym Thorpe said...

These are super cute - love them!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Thanks, Kym! :-)