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
Great Product kept the children occupied for hours. Many different variations Better than what I expected
January 19, 2015
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
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
Used these for a party- ages ranged from 2-8. All enjoyed the product. Even had left over foam pieces for another craft. Only negative is that the adhesive isn't very strong on the pieces so they fall off easily.
December 24, 2014
great if you want to glue it
I bought this for a daycare party and it was completely what I was looking for. The pieces are bright colored and thick foam. The day of the party, we started to assemble only to find that 3/4 of the pieces didn't even stick. They either forgot to put the adhesive on it or they were old and dried up. Sad to say the kids were very upset that they had 4 have help. Regular glue takes too long to dry so we used a hot glue gun. The independent kids hated having an adult help them. Other than that, this was a great price and what we were looking for.
December 23, 2014
Awesome fun for kids!
This craft was awesome. We used it for a holiday party in my daughter's 2nd grade classroom. The kids loved it. Everyone had clever ideas about where to put the pieces. There were enough pieces to go around! The only bad thing - if this can even count as a bad thing - I can say about this craft was that we had so many pieces left.
December 23, 2014