December 20, 2017

Holiday Craft Finds from the Dollar Store {Week 3: Foam Gingerbread Man}

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Welcome to the third and final installment of my Holiday Craft Finds from the Dollar Store series. For the past couple of weeks, I've been sharing some of my favorite picks from our Christmas themed arts and crafts projects. During week one, we made some Christmas ball ornaments using some fun, festive trinkets, and during week two we put together our felt gingerbread man. For week three, we continued with the whole gingerbread theme, only this time we made gingerbread men out of foam sheets.

I always like to keep a stash of foam craft sheets on hand. We use them for a variety of different things like learning games and art projects. Now, I'm not the best tracer or cutter, so when I find sheets that are already cut out like these (below), I make sure to jump on grabbing plenty for our supply. I love that this pack comes with a total of twelve foam gingerbread for only a $1.00! 




I pulled out a bunch of different trinkets from our arts and craft closet that we could use. We had some of the tinsel pom-poms leftover from our ornament craft activity during week one, as well as a few odds and ends like plastic googly eyes, metallic pipe cleaners (from our Popsicle stick Christmas tree project), and little gem stickers.







This is one of those fun projects where anything goes! I leave out the glue dots/sticks and other supplies, and then we have at it. The whole family can get in on the crafting fun! When we were done, I threaded in some cross stitch floss through the head area, so that we could hang them on the Christmas tree.








The possibilities are endless with these foam gingerbread man cutouts. You could draw on them using markers and paint, or just do what we did, above, and decorate them with all kinds of crafty chachkas. As long as the kiddos are having fun and enjoying themselves, that's all that matters. 



Be sure to read the complete Holiday Craft Finds from the Dollar Store series:















11 comments:

Kym Thorpe said...

So cute and easy! Thanks for sharing on the Virtual Fridge!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Thank you, Kym! :-)

Brenda Loves Sharing said...

Those turned out very cute! I like how you said as long as the kids are enjoying themselves and having fun. I need to be reminded of that. Too often, our Christmas things are more like a "to do" list to get through, rather than something fun to be enjoyed. Thank you!

Brenda Loves Sharing said...

This looks like a wonderful devotional I would really enjoy! My favorite book of the Bible is Psalms. Too bad I already ordered a different one for this year. However, I put it on my wish list for next year.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

I totally know what you mean, Brenda! It's seems like whenever the to-do list dwindles down, a whole new set of things are added, lol! It's especially easy to get all wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Sometimes it's nice to just sit back and relax and enjoy the little things, which actually turn out to be the big things in the end. I hope you and your family have a beautiful Christmas! :-)

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Psalms is one of my favorites, too! Sometimes I find myself reading two or three devotionals at a time, lol! I like that they all have something different to bring to my daily readings. :-)

Brenda Loves Sharing said...

Oh, that's a good idea. I never thought about reading more than one at a time! I may have to try it.

ANetInTime said...

we've done very similar in the past :) Dollar store crafts can be a hoot.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

They sure can be! We had a lot of fun with these! :-)

Mother of 3 said...

I'm really starting to think I should have shopped the dollar store for supplies for our co-op crafting day! These are adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at the Virtual Refrigerator. Pinned

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Thank you for pinning!

Before heading out to the big box or craft stores, I always check the dollar store, beforehand. You never know what you're going to find there! :-)