We love the fairy book series by Tim Bugbird! We recently purchased Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy from my son’s Scholastic book order and made gingerbread crafts to go along with the adorable book. Last week we shared our life-sized gingerbread girl craft. This week we are sharing kid-made ornaments inspired by gingerbread cookies.
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About the Book Geargia the Gingerbread Fairy
Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy is a cute story about a gingerbread fairy named Georgie. Every Christmas she sells frosted gingerbread. This year, a new shop opens next door that sells sparkly, fun items. She closes her Christmas Shoppe thinking no one will ever buy her gingerbread again, but ends up reopening it when a problem with the sparkly treasures occur. The 2 fairies work together to make the best Christmas ever.
It’s such a cute book and definitely recommend it! The illustrations are bright and fun-looking holding my preschoolers attention, yet still fun for older kids too.
How to make the Gingerbread Cookie Ornaments
We used brown and white Sculpey oven-bake clay that I purchased at Walmart for $1 each. You could also use salt dough, modeling clay, model magic, and so on.
Shape the clay into gingerbread cookies. We did the white part first and then added the brown around afterwards. Little Sister helped flatten the clay. I made the star one and she made the heart one. She was so happy when she shaped it all by herself – initially she didn’t even want to try saying that she couldn’t do it. I also made a bow-shaped one. She attempted to make it, but then got distracted.
Bake the cookie-inspired ornaments or let them air dry according to the package instructions.
Next is the fun part, adding sprinkles! We used sequins and on the ribbon cookie we added a red pom pom.
I cut braiding cord for each ornament, formed a loop, then taped it to the back with washi tape. You could also try hot glue.
The finishing touches were painting on the curvy, white frosting lines around the edges. Little Sister followed my example and did the edges on the heart.
The white clay turned a little bit brown in color after being baked, so the white paint doesn’t match it but it still looks like a frosted cookie to us. My daughter kept telling her brother that the cookies were finished and pretended to eat them. This kept her busy for at least a half hour! So cute. She sure does love pretend play!
The sequins, braiding cord, and pom pom(s) were sent to us free from CraftProjectIdeas.com to use in our crafts in exchange for showcasing their awesome (and reasonably priced!) products in posts. We love their products. You can see what they all have to offer on their website and you can find their products in the craft section at Walmart – it will say Horizon Group on it.
Sequins are the material of the month over there right now so we decided to also join in on the shiny fun by using the sequins on our cookie ornaments. The ones they sent us came in all different sizes, even teeny ones. I had no idea there were ones that small! My daughter thinks they’re so cute.
10 Days of Kid-made Christmas
This is part of a huge collaborative Christmas ornament series that includes 70+ kid-made ornaments based on a kids book. Head over to Mama Miss to see all of them (Today is Day 9).
Below are the bloggers who are participating in Day 9 with us. We would love for you to head over and see the ornaments their kids made!
- What Do We Do All Day
- The Natural Homeschool
- Bambini Travel
- Babble Dabble Do
- The Educator’s Spin On It
- Here Comes the Girls
I love the mommy and me aspect of this gingerbread cookie ornament craft. I know I will always look back to this day when I see these ornaments every Christmas and picture her excitedly pretending to eat them….hehe.