I attempted this with my toddler--nope, not old enough or able to be easy enough with the paper--so use you own judgment if you are going younger than preschool.
To make this activity you will need:
- Heavy brown paper, or brown construction paper and glue to heavy card stock or cardboard
- Gingerbread pattern
- Hole Punch
- Ribbon or yarn
Decorate your pattern if you want.
Now, around the edges punch holes to outline the shape. Don't make them too close.
Tightly roll scotch tape around the end of your ribbon or yarn--you want it to look like the end of a shoe lace. This will keep the end from fraying and making it harder for your child to use.
Let your child lace the gingerbread by running the ribbon through each hole.