Decorate a Gingerbread Man: Busy Bag Activity

I have twins, so I always think of everything in twos. This busy bag activity has been awesome because I was able to make one with two playing areas on it! It's a perfect quiet activity for my toddlers and a super fun Christmas activity too!

If you like this busy bag activity, be sure to check out our snowman, turkey, and owl projects too!

To make your own Gingerbread man, you will need:
  • Felt - brown and green (or another background color of your choice)
  • Gingerbread man shaped cookie cutter (mine are from this set - affiliate link)
  • Mod Podge or fabric glue
  • Scissors
  • Pom pom balls
  • Pipe cleaners


This project is so simple you can put it together quickly. First take your gingerbread man cookie cutter and trace 2 shapes onto brown felt.

Cut out your shapes and cover the backs with Mod Podge or fabric glue. Adhere to your background piece of felt. Allow to dry.

Once dry, collect some pom pom balls and pipe cleaners to use as decorations. I cut the pipe cleaners to size and bent them to look like frosting lines. 

(Note: this project contains small pieces that may not be appropriate for all children. Supervise this activity at all times).

Here's what your decorated "cookies" look like! I gave these to my toddlers and they had a blast.

They first pulled all the pieces off then set about decorating their own "cookies". So much fun!

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