Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ricky3 SUPER FUN Activity
For our Activity Day ( girls 8 - 11) Christmas party, we made these place mats. The girls LOVED them! There were more than enough decorations to make them very full, creative and delightful. The only thing I would mention is that, unlike all the other crafts I have ordered from Oriental Trading, these did not come in individual bags with individual instructions... They came in one big bag, with no picture of what the place mat was supposed to look like, no instructions, and with sheets and sheets of pieces that we had to count, divide up, cut apart and set into piles so the girls could get started. I had wanted a super-easy activity--- just open the bag and go--- this was not it! For 24 mats, it took three of us about an hour of prep time. That being said, it was worth it, as the girls LOVED the activity... Now that I know about the prep, I would order again.
December 14, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GeorgiaCountrySinger SO Much Fun
These were the perfect party activity for my daughter's 5th birthday. Even my 3 year old was able to create a house.
December 14, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lewis112004 Not enough pieces for all
I buy a lot off oriental trading and while I'm usually more than impressed this one left me a bit... frustrated. I'm a daycare provider and while I was separating out pieces for everyone it was clear that there weren't enough of all the pieces for each child. They all had mats, snow, doors, etc but when it came to the candies there weren't enough for everyone. I also think they should make all the gingerbread people boys and maybe put bows in for those who want girls. With a majority of boys it was tough to convince them to use a girl piece (:
Overall the project was fun for the kids, easy to assemble and turned out cute, just wish there were more pieces
December 24, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Kay10 Breaks my heart to write this
Last year = GREAT! This year = skimpy on pieces
December 23, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DunnTeacher Good but needs to be better
This cute craft is plagued by three things that make it less enjoyable for those who pep it for the kids going to use it: 1) many of the self stick pieces do not sick, so keep foam glue on hand, 2) there are not enough of the large decorative pieces like the christmas tree, cat and dog for each place mat to have one of each, if so desired, so you may need to get extra foam and make your own, 3) the decorative foam pieces are packaged as a bilk bunch instead of as an individual craft set, so you'll have to do some separating and grouping if kids are working together in multiple groups at the same time.
December 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jazzerjulie Great value, fun project
Great value for this item. Good quality and the stickers were easy to peel and apply. Once applied the stuck very well to the project and did not fall off.
December 16, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rabunred Very disapointed!
I am usually VERY pleased with purchases I make, but, this so-called place mat Ginger Bread house is horrible! It came with no instructions-way too many pieces, some did not even go with the project....huge hearts that would not even fit on the foam gingerbread house...way too confusing for an adult, let alone a child-DON'T purchase!
Customer Service was great, though!!!
December 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bump Great product
Great Product kept the children occupied for hours. Many different variations Better than what I expected
January 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by spence1102 Fun project
It was a little time consuming separating all the pieces, thankfully I did that before the party. It would be nice if the gingerbread houses were packaged individually with all the decorations. The kids enjoyed decorating the gingerbread houses.
January 16, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by carrebear cute craft, but plan on having glue on hand. The stickers dont stay on with out the glue.
We had a holiday craft party for my sons entire preschool class. He is 2.5 most kids were 3 with a couple older siblings. All the kids loved it, but luckily I had glue on hand because the stickers do not stay on their own for very long.
January 9, 2015