Thursday, November 5, 2015

Rustic Wood Gingerbread Man Ornaments

Last week we sat down at church with a group of 6-8 year old kids and whipped up these adorable wooden Gingerbread Christmas tree ornaments. It's a great little project for kids to do because it lets them paint and get creative.

All of the supplies we got at our local craft store and/or had them on hand. For each gingerbread ornament, here is what you will need:

Wooden Gingerbread Christmas Tree Ornaments

1 unfinished gingerbread man wood cut-out
jute or thin gauge rope
scraps of homespun fabric
1/4" diameter unfinished wood heart
bottle all-purpose craft glue
brown, pink, white and black acrylic craft paint
paint brush
paper towels

* Each unfinished gingerbread shape measures 4" to 5" tall.

Lay some newspapers down or an old plastic table cloth. Let the kids paint their gingerbread wooden shapes however they would like. (The one shown in the photo was done by an 8 year old girl). Once all of the paint is dry let them glue on ribbon, fabric bows, buttons or whatever else you have to decorate them. Let the paint and glue dry completely before hanging.

Note: Some of the kids decided to not glue on hanging loops and instead glued on magnets on the back and turned them into refrigerator magnets.

1 comment:

jopb said...

I was not aware that one could buy these unfinished word cut outs at the craft store. These make a wonderful project to do with kids, whether as hanging ornaments or magnets.

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