Grocery Bag Gingerbread People Craft

Gingergirls With the holidays quickly approaching, I'm sure many of you, parents and nannies, are thinking, "How am I going to keep the children occupied all winter vacation long?" Well have no fear, Your Happy Nest is provide you with easy, at-home crafts that your children are sure to love!

First up are these adorable Grocery Bag Gingerbread People. My nanny children are busy learning about shapes, so we decorated ours with just that. However, you children might love using cotton balls, felt, or other materials you have hanging around the house.

Here's a quick step-by-step tutorial for making you very own Grocery Bag Gingerbread Person! Have fun!

  1. Gather your materials. You shouldn't need many! We used a paper grocery bag, scissors, markers, glue, and construction paper.


2. Cut open your grocery bag, so you can draw a gingerbread person on the side without print. Cut out your gingerbread person. We did all gingerbread girls because my nanny children are both little girls.


3.  Decorate your gingerbread person! We reviewed our shapes as we decorated our people. The girls loved it!


4. Hang your gingerbread person in a spot for the whole family to enjoy!


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Your Happy Nest at the Peachtree Road Farmer's Market

We had a great time at the Peachtree Road Farmer's Market over the weekend!  Kasie and Bayly of Your Happy Nest set up a kids craft table at the market, and we met some great kids. We love working with community and our local farmers to promote healthy eating habits in children.  Our crafts focused on teaching kids to "Eat the Rainbow" and discover fruits and vegetables offered by the farmers at the market by participating in a scavenger hunt!  We hope you'll join us at the market when we set up again on Saturday, August 31!

Such good little artists!

Eat the rainbow!


Fun with chalk!


Bayly working with a new friend on "Eating the Rainbow"


Kasie helping with an coloring project.


Little artists love to color too!


Picking out stickers for completing the scavenger hunt!