Decoring gingerbread people is so fun – and there are tons of ways to do it! This simple gingerbread man craft is one we like to pull out every winter.
Easy Gingerbread Man Craft
- gingerbread man cookie cutters
- paper plate/piece of cardboard to put the paint on
Squirt paint onto a paper plate. We used brown paint and white paint (and, yes, sometimes a mix of both!).
Place the gingerbread man cookie cutters into the paint, covering the outline of the cookie cutter with paint. Then stamp away!
Dip the cookie cutter back into the paint when you need more paint. Keep stamping!
Then decorate your gingerbread men! Add more details with paint, or use the markers.
I think this would make super cute DIY wrapping paper also. I’m going to try it next with our butcher paper and see how it works as gift wrap for Christmas presents.
Of course, you can add even more decorations. You could glue on pompoms, googly eyes, buttons, or ribbon.
Even more gingerbread fun!
You can try our gingerbread play dough recipe. It’s not hard to make, and it smells sooooo amazing!
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