My final craft of 2019! It’s been quite a year. I thought I would finish with cardboard gingerbread men. If you’re like me, then you’ll probably be getting a whole bunch of parcels in the post at the moment. What a great way to reuse some of that cardboard and make decorations with them.  Plus it will hopefully give you 30+ mins of quiet to get last minute Christmas preparations done.

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To make your own cardboard gingerbread men you will need:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Glitter pens
  • Felt tip pens
  • Ribbon
  • Gems

cardboard gingerbread men

This is not a complete list of things; you could use anything that you have lying around. I raided our craft cupboard for our stuff.

Draw out you gingerbread men onto your cardboard and cut it out. It’s easier to cut it out using a craft knife than with scissors.   We did two large and two small ones.

cardboard gingerbread men

BB and I spent an afternoon decorating them together. He would often leave the table to do something else, but he would always come back to add a little more to his cardboard gingerbread men.

cardboard gingerbread men

Our creations have now been added to our playroom Christmas decorations.

If you enjoyed these cardboard gingerbread men be sure to check out my pipe cleaner crystal decorations, mini wreath decorations, and gingerbread house.

Thank you for all your support this year wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Cardboard gingerbread men craft for kids.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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