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How to make a gingerbread men paper garland

I’m not going to apologise for another gingerbread-related craft 🙂 With only 5 weeks to go until Christmas we are enjoying our festive crafting. Today I wanted to share the sweet gingerbread men paper garland we made.

gingerbread man paper garland - the gingerbread house

Equipment needed to make a gingerbread men paper garland:

Gingerbread men paper shapes
brown acrylic paint and brush
glue sticks
stickers, pompoms and shiny things to decorate
bakers twine

How to make a gingerbread men paper garland:

First paint your paper gingerbread men brown. You could cut out your shapes on brown paper or card to miss out this step.

gingerbread man paper garlandSet up an invitation to play! I placed the gingerbread men, glue sticks and filled a paint tray with supplies and left it out for my children to discover.

gingerbread man paper garlandThey love to glue and stick so this was a fun craft activity for them.

gingerbread man paper garlandThey stuck the pompoms and colourful squares everywhere!

IMG_7494When they had exhausted the supplies finished we set aside the gingerbread men to dry. A little later I threaded bakers twine through their arms and hung them up.



I’ve teamed up with some lovely European children’s activities bloggers to co-host a Countdown to Christmas organised by Cerys at Rainy Day Mum. Every Monday for the next four weeks we will have a different prompt to inspire our festive crafting – this week’s theme is PAPER.

Zing Zing Tree – 3D Paper Snowflake Decoration

Rainy Day Mum – Folded Christmas Tree Cards

Adventures Of Adam – Paper Plate Christmas Tree

Thinly Spread – Paper Pom Poms for Christmas

Best Toys For Toddlers – Colourful Christmas Cookies

 My Little 3 And Me – Paper and Bead Christmas Ornaments

 The Mad House – Santa Hat Christmas Cards

If you have a child-friendly Christmas craft old, or new, then please add it to the Linky so we can pop over and share!


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    Emma (My Little 3 and Me)
    November 24, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    It looks like your little one had a great time making these. Gingerbread is so Christmassy isn’t it.

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    Cerys from Rainy Day Mum
    November 25, 2014 at 11:27 am

    These are so pretty. I love the paint effect and all of the decorations used.

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    Chris at Thinly Spread
    November 25, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Aw, they had such fun and what cute little gingerbread people!

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    November 25, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    She’s having so much fun! 😀 Cutie pie!

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    Emma Edwards (Adventures of Adam)
    November 26, 2014 at 7:12 am

    This would be wonderful to decorate a fireplace or living room during the festive season.

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