Here is a super cute Christmas Craft for Kids based on one of our favorite Christmas books – The Gingerbread Pirates.
Believe it or not my kids were begging to do ‘preschool’ the week before Christmas. So even though I hadn’t planned anything I whipped something up. . . .
Gingerbread Pirates Craft for Kids
My kids are VERY into Gingerbread! They love our Gingerbread cookies (our recipe comes out super soft if you need one), gingerbread houses, and now their new favorite book: The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup. So we whipped up some Cinnamon Dough that will keep & smells amazing:
Cinnamon Ornament Dough Recipe
- 4 cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1 3/4 cup warm water
- Jar Cinnamon (2.37 oz)
Mix all ingredients in a mixer. No need to add flour on the counter to roll out! Roll & make gingerbread men. Cook at 300 F for 1 hour. Immediately remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool thoroughly before painting or covering in lacquer.
Gingerbread Pirate Ornaments
We made Gingerbread pirates using our gingerbread cookie cutter. Some had missing legs, just like in the book.
Then we made the Captain by adding a hat, cutting off one of his legs and adding a toothpick for a peg leg.
These were a HUGE hit in our house!
Gingerbread Men Wreath
We also made a gingerbread men wreath with our leftover dough. We pinched the gingerbread men together with a little water, pressed in a raisin buttons and baked. Then we painted the gingerbread men. It was super easy & turned out so cute!
Gingerbread Pirate Worksheet for Kids
We finished out our learning this week using the Free printable Gingerbread Pirate Worksheets for Kids (Preschool-3rd grade).