Children (toddlers especially) usually love combining sensory experiences with art. This craft does just that and leaves you with a great little piece to display in your home. It's a great way activity to do with younger kids especially as it doesn't require too much precision. Older kids may enjoy cutting out their own gingerbread man before painting it. You could substitute the brown paint for chocolate pudding or plain yogurt (use more cinnamon for yogurt to produce a darker colour) if you have a child who likes to eat their art supplies!