Although we do like to make cookies at Christmas time, we also like decorating this fun cardboard version of gingerbread people - and it makes the perfect festive garland!

Start with:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Cardboard Cereal Box (we used a large family sized one)
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock
  • Glue

Create it!

Step 1: We started by cutting a gingerbread person template from a piece of paper and then tracing it to the cardboard box - making sure the hands and feet touched the next one to form the garland.

Step 2: Cut out the gingerbread people. The cardboard is a bit thick so this part is best done by an adult.

Step 3: Paint a white border around the edges of of the gingerbread people bodies. 

Step 4: While the paint dries, cut clothes and accessories from cardstock.

Step 5: Glue the outfits and other details. For the eyes, we used a single hole punch and a 1 inch paper punch.

A single family sized cereal box should make four gingerbread people. Add another cereal box or two to make the garland even longer!