Decorating gingerbread houses and cookies are so fun this time of year. This Christmas craft - a gingerbread girl necklace - is one that can be worn to make every outfit look festive!

Start with:

  • Cardstock (white, red, black)
  • Cupcake Wrapper
  • String
  • Paper Straws
  • Scissor
  • Glue
  • Single Hole Paper Punch

Create it!

Step 1: Fold a piece of paper or cardstock in half and cut a general gingerbread girl shape to use as a template to trace and cut the gingerbread girl from cardboard.

Step 2: From cardstock, cut out eyes, buttons and strips to decorate the arms and legs.

Step 3: Glue items from Step 2 on to the gingerbread girl.

Step 4: Cut the cupcake wrapper in half. This will form the skirt. To top of wrapper, add a band of cardstock and glue to the gingerbread girl's waist. Cut a bow from red cardstock and glue to the gingerbread girl's head to add a festive little accessory!

Step 5: Punch holes into each of the gingerbread girl's arms and thread string through.

Step 6: Cut straws into pieces.

Step 7: Add the straw pieces to each side of the arms and tie the loose ends of string to create a necklace!

So many different variations to dress up the gingerbread girl - perfect for any fashion loving little maker and would be a hit for any holiday party or playdate! If making holiday necklaces is your thing, be sure to check out this Reindeer Necklace and this Christmas Tree Necklace!