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Easy "Gingerbread" People That I Know

Use brown paper grocery bags, or the piece of brown paper you often find rolled up after the gift wrap is gone to make these personal gingerbread people with faces that your child knows. These may be used for tree ornaments, package decorations, or card enclosures for relatives far away. Great teacher gift, too.

Time to Prepare: 10 minutes
Age: 4 and up
Cost: pennies


  • brown paper grocery bag, etc.
  • photos of family and friends printed on card stock (You may have to adjust the photo size for your project.)
  • cookie cutters of gingerbread children
  • buttons, beads, etc.
  • yarn
  • tacky glue
  • crayons


  1. Trace around cookie cutters onto brown paper.
  2. Cut out shapes.

  3. Carefully cut out faces from photos. (The more detailed the cut, the better the final project will look.)
  4. Glue faces onto gingerbread people.
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  6. Add buttons, beads, etc.
  7. Optional: attach yarn to edge of people to resemble frosting.
  8. Add details with crayons.
  9. Attach yarn hanger.

By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA

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December 6, 20060 found this helpful

This looks cute and quite easy to do!

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December 6, 20060 found this helpful

I think this craft is adorable. I am going to have my daughter make them for her preschool teachers.

TC in MO

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