DIY Cardboard Gingerbread Family

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Make your own personalized Gingerbread Man Family!

Cardboard Gingerbread Man Family | littleredwindow.comSo one of my most popular holiday posts, actually posts of all time, was last year’s Tiny Cardboard Gingerbread Houses. Which I am happy about because they are so stinkin’ cute. So this year I wanted to expand my cardboard gingerbread family but I needed something a little easier. Because newborn. And chatty five-year old. I have an extremely limited amount of time with one or both hand free at the moment. So this was a fun craft to get me back in the swing of things. And they turned out so cute. The best part is, you can make yours look like your family or make a set to give as gifts that look like other people. Wouldn’t that be fun? Oh! Or they’d make such cute gift tags if you punched a little hole in the top! I’m totally going to do that, note to self!

Anyway, we’re all a little sleep deprived, but enjoying baby V. I am not at all surprised that O is her biggest fan. When he’s not at kindergarten, he’ll sit next to her bouncy chair and make silly faces and dance for her. Although he does draw the line at wiping up spit up or helping with diapers. “Mom, I don’t think I want to do that.” Ha! Me too, buddy. But I’m starting to see the light at the end of the newborn haze tunnel and I hope to be back to some sort of routine soon with lots of fun new projects and tutorials. My hands may have been tied up but my brain has been busy!  But to start, here’s how I made these cute little gingerbread people with no baking!

DIY Gingerbread Man Family

Thin Cardboard (I used the lid of a shoebox)

Exacto knife or scissors

White paint pen

1. Draw out a gingerbread man shape on paper, you could freehand or even trace a cookie cutter. (Or google gingerbread man shape and print one out, there are a gazillion.)

Cardboard Gingerbread Man Family | littleredwindow.com2. Trace the gingerbread men onto your cardboard, make as many as there are members of your family.

Cardboard Gingerbread Man Family | Cardboard Gingerbread Man Family | littleredwindow.com3. Using a pencil, draw the details on the gingerbread shapes and then cut them out. You can use either scissors or a craft knife. I did a little of both. Cardboard Gingerbread Man Family | littleredwindow.com4. Draw the “icing” details with your white paint pen. Let it dry completely and then use an eraser to get rid of any errant pencil marks. And that’s it, you’re done! I propped mine up on our buffet, and our mantel and they looked cute in both places! Cardboard Gingerbread Man Family | Cardboard Gingerbread Man Family | Cardboard Gingerbread Man Family | Cardboard Gingerbread Man Family | Cardboard Gingerbread Man Family | littleredwindow.comIf you liked this, you may also like some of my other posts…

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