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Cardboard Gingerbread People

Making Cardboard Gingerbread People can be lots of fun as the imagination can flow. You could build a whole village of gingerbread people. They can all have different personalities and different clothes etc. 

Cardboard Gingerbread People
What do I need to make the people?
  • Cardboard (we used corrugated cardboard) from a packing box
  • Gingerbread Cookie Cutter Shapes
  • A Pencil 
  • Scissors 
  • Colouring Pens 
  • Googly Eyes and glue to stick them on
  • Materials to decorate your gingerbread people with examples include sequins, beads, buttons, wool or ribbon.

How do I make the Cardboard Gingerbread People? 
  • Lay your cardboard out on a flat surface.
  • Then draw around your gingerbread people cookie cutters (if you don’t have any cookie cutters you could just draw free hand).
  • Cut out the cardboard gingerbread people (I recommended an adult does this part as the card can be quite tough to cut).
  • Then decorate the gingerbread people and maybe add a face with the colouring pens with googly eyes.
  • Then decorate the gingerbread people with all the decorating materials (see examples in photo).
Decorated Gingerbread People

Why not make a cardboard gingerbread family or use the cardboard gingerbread people on the front of a folded piece of card as a Christmas card? 

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