Puffy Gingerbread Man Craft


Free printable to make this super easy gingerbread Christmas ornament in mere minutes.The other day, I made some fun puffy gingerbread men Christmas ornaments with my darling granddaughters.

This is a great activity to do with your grandkids at your family Christmas party. It doesn’t take much of your time to prepare for it. It is super inexpensive. And it’s easy to make.

In fact, I predict that your grandkids would want to make a whole flock of them since they are so easy and fun to make!

If your grandchildren are very young, you might want to cut out the gingerbread men in advance. Little ones won’t have the skills needed to cut these fellas out.

Trust me. I know.

You can avoid meltdowns by having them cutout in advance.

Here’s what you’ll need to make them:

Free printable for the puffy gingerbread man
White cardstock paper
Scissors
Glue gun and glue
Stapler
Paper towel
Mini red rick-rack

Free printable to make this super easy gingerbread Christmas ornament in mere minutes.

First cut out the gingerbread men.

Next, cut a 3-4 inch length of rick-rack. Put a dab of hot glue on the backside of one gingerbread man. Press the ends of the rick-rack in the glue and quickly put the other gingerbread man on top of the glue. (This will keep the rick-rack solidly in place so you can hang your ornament from a Christmas tree.)

Hold firmly until glue cools.

Free printable to make this super easy gingerbread Christmas ornament in mere minutes.

Staple together at the sides of his head, the ends of his arms and along his sides.

Free printable to make this super easy gingerbread Christmas ornament in mere minutes.

Tear the paper towel into small-ish pieces. (Not teeny tiny. Just small)

Free printable to make this super easy gingerbread Christmas ornament in mere minutes.

Stuff the pieces inside. Use a pencil to push the paper up into the head.

Free printable to make this super easy gingerbread Christmas ornament in mere minutes.

When you decide that it’s stuffed enough, staple the legs and feet and you are done!

Free printable to make this super easy gingerbread Christmas ornament in mere minutes.

You might have noticed in one of the first pictures, there are two varieties of gingerbread man — a ‘modern-day’ one and a vintage one. Repeat the same process with your vintage one. Here’s the free printable for the vintage gingerbread man.

Free printable to make this super easy gingerbread Christmas ornament in mere minutes.

Free printable to make this super easy gingerbread Christmas ornament in mere minutes.

When you are finished, hang them on your Christmas tree!

Free printable to make this super easy gingerbread Christmas ornament in mere minutes.

Free printable to make this super easy gingerbread Christmas ornament in mere minutes.


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