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How To Make A Paint Chip Gingerbread Man Craft



This Paint Chip Gingerbread Man Craft is certain to become a holiday craft favorite! 


I don’t know about you, but I love repurposing items and finding ways to use them as something else…Not only does this include items around my home, but I think this way as well when it comes to crafting and creating. It’s no joke that kids can go through a ton of glue, tape and other materials when trying to get that craft creation just perfect! 


Instead of using paper upon paper in our home, I had the idea to use Paint Chip samples for our local store instead. Seriously, how adorable did these Paint Chip Gingerbread Man crafts turn out? 


Not only do they add a totally unique spin on the craft, but we got to work on so many skills as well such as cutting, gluing and also talking about the different varying shades that each color can have. While this gingerbread craft may not be edible like the cookies are, they are one craft that can bring a smile to anyone’s face this holiday season!


Decorate your tree, your fridge or even your windows with this adorable Gingerbread Man craft! 


paint chip gingerbread craft on wooden board with jar of buttons nearby


How To Make A Paint Chip Gingerbread Man Craft:

What’s Needed: 
  • Brown Paint Chips 
  • Small Googly Eyes
  • Small Colored Buttons
  • Glue 
  • White Ric Rac or Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Gingerbread Cookie Cutter
  • Pencil


supplies needed for this paint chip gingerbread man craft
How To Make: 
To begin making this Christmas craft, trace the outline of the gingerbread cookie cutter on the back of the paint chip and use the scissors to cut out.
tracing the shape of the gingerbread
Next, glue 2 small googly eyes on the gingerbread man’s head. Then, glue 2 or 3 buttons down the center of the gingerbread man’s body.
paint chip gingerbread craft
While the glue dries, cut the ric rac as wide as the gingerbread man’s arms and legs. Then, glue the pieces to the paint chip.
putting the eyes and buttons onto the gingerbread craft
Finally, use a marker to draw a mouth.

Extend the Learning: 

Pair this up with a fun gingerbread man book or by baking up some delicious gingerbread desserts! 

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Paint Chip Gingerbread Man Craft
This easy-to-make Paint Chip Gingerbread Man Craft can easily be turned into a Christmas ornament for your kids to create for their family friends. Don’t forget to keep one for your tree too!

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