Gingerbread Garland


Christmas craft for kids. Sweet and simple gingerbread boys and girls for holiday decoration.

We love a good garland!  My kids love helping to decorate our home for different holidays, and they feel so proud when we decorate with things that they have made.  Garlands are a great way to do just that, and are easy to adapt for many different holidays or occasions.  Here's how we made a simple and easy gingerbread version.

supplies for gingerbread garland craft

Take a several pieces of brown construction paper and cut each piece into eighths.  Trace a gingerbread cookie cutter and then cut out the shapes.  We made both boys and girls.  Give your children markers to decorate the gingerbread boys and girls.  Older children can use Sharpies, which will make a strong, vibrant color.  Younger children should use regular markers.

decorating gingerbread boys and girls for garland

decorating gingerbread boys and girls for crafts

My girls (and their cousins) were not much interested in decorating them as 'traditional' gingerbread figures.  No worries!  Let them do decorate them however they'd like!

gingerbread girl and boy for craft

After your gingerbread people are all decorated, use a hole punch to make 2 small holes in each boy or girl.  You can do them up towards the neck, or in the hands.  Your children can then help to thread a length of yarn through the gingerbread boys and girls, making a garland.  Hang up somewhere for your children to be proud of. 

kids version of gingerbread garland christmas craft

As you can see, the 'grown-up' version of this craft looks pretty different from the 2-year-old & 4-year-old version, but I think they're both beautiful!

Gingerbread Garland Christmas Craft for Kids

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Cutting Tiny Bites: Gingerbread Garland
Gingerbread Garland
Christmas craft for kids. Sweet and simple gingerbread boys and girls for holiday decoration.
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