Quiet Time: Felt Gingerbread Cookies


I had a few sheets of inexpensive tan felt leftover from a previous project, so I cut them into gingerbread men shapes for the girls to decorate over and over again. It was a big hit around here!

A few scraps of felt and some leftover ric-rack kept them happily entertained for a long time! Emily really got into it and ran to get her Santa hat, pretending to be a busy little elf. Clara thought making sad gingerbread men was hilarious. She would switch the smiles upside down whenever Emily wasn’t looking!



I love how such simple things can make them so happy!!

When they were all done decorating, we stored all of the pieces in a zipper bag to be taken out whenever they are in need of a little “quiet time” activity.

Frugal, festive, and lots of fun!!


  1. Dear Valerie,

    They remind me of Mr. Bill.


  2. You can never go wrong with felt play. My daughter’s been asking when she can make her next felt set.

  3. My daughter would do the sad face too and think it was funny. ha ha ha Thanks for sharing.

  4. Such cute girls 🙂 We are still loving the felt cookie cutter set you posted about ages ago. So I’m sure my girls will be happy to add a gingerbread man to the mix.

    • Hee hee! Mine still play w/ that felt cookie set too!! Someimes I feel like our blogs are almost like a virtual playdate for our girls. xoxo

  5. Love this idea! May I take it to the childcare centre for my children to use?

  6. We made a gingerbread felt set this week, too. My oldest is really enjoying it.

  7. Love this last photo!

  8. I have been following your blog for about a year now, and just want to say “thanks” for all the wonderful creative ideas. I feel that our year has been a bit richer and a bit more fun because of your blog. My children are very similar in age to yours and I can see your girls growing up in your photos (and getting new front teeth!), just as mine are.
    Thanks for taking the time to do this!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours…
    Natalie (from Canada)

    • I’m so happy to hear from you, Natalie! Your comment just made my day!!! 😀 Wishing you & your family a lovely holiday!