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Felt Apron & Other Activities Inspired by Christmas Cookies by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

We love Christmas books and activities inspired by them here on Rainy Day Mum and a book that we have recently discovered is Christmas Cookies by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. After reading the book we decided it would be fun to do some activities together inspired by it. Below you will find our easy felt apron tutorial for you and the kids to make as well as 2 other simple activity suggestions to go along with the book. So here we go our Christmas Cookies by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Activities for Kids.

Storybook Craft for kids a doll's apron to make inspired by Christmas Cookies
No-Sew Felt Apron for Dolls a Christmas Book Inspired Craft for Kids

Christmas Cookies by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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In the children’s book Christmas Cookies by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, children can explore life lessons such as love, sharing, kindness, and other traits that can make us better people and friends.

christmas cookies book
Christmas Cookies by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Enjoy this beautifully illustrated book with your child, then take a look at the two activities designed to keep the Christmas Traditions going long after the book is over.

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No-Sew Felt Doll Apron Craft for Kids

The story is centred around the theme of baking cookies, so give this simple no-sew doll apron a try.

apron made inspired by the tradition in the book
No-Sew Felt Apron that Kids can make inspired by the Aprons in Christmas Cookies by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

This way, kids can bring their dolls in on the baking fun, too. We made this for T’s Disney Princess Doll so that she could join in the fun as well.

felt dolls apron to make with kids
Felt Apron Craft for Kids to make for their Dolls

Materials Needed to Make a No-Sew Doll’s Baking Apron with your Kids

  • red and green crafting felt
  • scissors
  • hot glue
  • glue gun
materials for making the no-sew apron craft

How to Make your Doll’s APron with Kids

making a simple no sew felt apron with kids
Doll Apron to make with your kids
  1. Begin by taking the red felt and cutting out your apron bib shape. We cut a simple rectangular shape that tapered towards the top.
  2. Next, cut out a long thin strip that can be used for apron strings. You can measure the waist of your doll if you wish to make sure it is long enough. Set aside.
  3. Snip out the embellishment for your apron. For ours, we used the green felt to cut out a small strip for the top of the apron and small holly leaves.
  4. Now you can assemble the apron. Begin by gluing the apron strings to the back of the bib. Hold in place to dry.
  5. Add a dab of glue to your holly embellishments and apply.
  6. Once your glue is dry, your apron is ready to be used! Just tie on and enjoy.
dolls apron made by kids
Kid-made dolls apron for their Disney Princess and Barbie Dolls
Simple no-sew felt project for kids to make inspired by Christmas Cookies by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and additional fun things to do.
Christmas Book Based Craft for Kids

Making Cookies

Of course, now your doll has an apron it’s time to make some cookies with your kids.

Check out our favourite Christmas Cookie Recipes below.

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  • Gingerbread Snowflakes we first made these when T was just 3. They take a bit of kneading but taste amazing.
  • Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a gingerbread man and our Gingerbread Men recipe is kid-friendly as in not too spicy and softer than store-bought men.
  • Santa needs his cookies our Santa Cookie recipe is ideal to make with the kids on Christmas Eve.
Apron Craft for Kids to make inspired by Christmas Cookies by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

More Christmas Book Activities for Kids

Check out these other Christmas Book Activities to do with Kids

Create your own sensory bag based on the classic picture book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. Use the melted snowman for some sensory mess free play.
DIY Story Stones for Early Literacy inspired by the classic Christmas picture book The Jolly Christmas Postman by Allan and Janet Ahlberg.
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Christams Craft no-sew felt apron for a doll to make with kids

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