DIY Foam Gingerbread House Place Mats
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
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
Being the room mom for my son's kindergarten class, I had to plan their holiday party. Our theme was The Gingerbread Man. We made these place mats as part of their party. All of the kids loved them! The peal and stick images were perfect for any age. The kids LOADED up the house with stickers and we even had plenty left over. The teacher was going to use them for a future activity. AWESOME BUY! Price is also great!!!
December 17, 2010
Great for all ages
I'm really happy with this craft, it was easy for my preschool to make and the result is so beautiful that we choose to hang them on the wall instead of use them as place mats. I still have plenty stickers left and i will cut other ginger house in brown cardboard to built at least 3 other craft.
November 15, 2010
Fantastic Holiday Craft for Little Ones!
I cannot say enough good things about this craft. I have three kids, ages 5, 3, and 2, and this kept each one busy for a long time. The foam pieces used to decorate the house are self-adhesive, so even my two-year-old could peel and stick them on herself. And, amazingly, there are so many decoration stickers included that we made all twelve placemats and still had lots leftover for other activities. This was the best holiday craft we did this year!
December 13, 2008
Very cute, kids had fun
This was a great craft and the kids had a lot of fun! I purchased these for a Kindergarten holiday party. Our teacher recommended them because she had done this before. The pieces were all sticky (which is important in our class!), and the placemat was large enough so the kids could put pieces anywhere they liked. They all had fun. And they had something nice they could take home and be proud of.
March 21, 2013
Gingerbread Gift Set
This item was a great addition to a Gingerbread themed gift set that I created for holiday gifts for children last Holiday season. Adding this item, the Stackable Gingerbread Crayons (IN-4/5301) and Design Your Own Gingerbread Foam Notebooks (IN-57/2490) provided hours of entertainment!
February 17, 2013
The kids loved these
I just had a holiday party with kids ranging from 2 to 7 and they all loved doing these gingerbread houses! The only thing that would have made it better is if each of the 12 sets could have been individually separated. It took a lot of prep time to do this before the party, but was well worth it!
December 9, 2012
Great for so many ages
We used this for our company holiday party with kids of all ages. Because there are so many extra pieces (candies, etc), we bought separate foam rectangles that were 11x14" and put the houses on those. That way the kids could use the extra pieces to make a yard, trees, etc. It worked out GREAT! We already bought enough to use them another year.
November 15, 2012
Lots of Fun
I purchased these for a holiday party with all the grand-kids. Boys & Girls ages 2 to 9. Everyone loved them!
They are not individually packaged like many thing here at OT though, the pieces came on sheets that you had to split up. At first I was upset that there wasn't directions, or at least a picture, but that was the Mom in me, the kids LOVED that they didn't have to follow any directions.
That being said, with an hour or so of prep time, your all set! The picture doesn't show all of the stickers that come with it, there were so many pieces that the kids could really go crazy! We used all the extra pieces to make Christmas scenes on construction paper.
February 15, 2012