Cinnamon Clay Gingerbread Man Ornament

Cinnamon Clay Gingerbread Man Ornament

Cinnamon Clay Gingerbread Man Ornament

Posted by Hedi Schreiber on

Let’s Get Started

Ingredients to Make the Clay:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon (or more if you’d like)

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Directions for making the clay:

Step #1

Gingerbread Man Clay Ornament. small pot

Step #2

Gingerbread Many Clay Ornament. water mix in

Step #3

Gingerbread Man Clay Ornament. stir

Step #4

Remove from heat and let cool completely.

Prepare the Clay

  1.   Roll out the clay onto a clean, dry surface
  2.   Use a rolling-pin to smooth out your clay
  3.   Sprinkle the front and back side of your clay with about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (more if you’d like)Gingerbread Man Clay Ornament. roll out
  4.   Fold the clay into a ball and work it in until it is spotted with cinnamonGingerbread Man Clay Ornament. fold in cinnamon
  5.   Roll out the clay again, only this time to about a 1/4 inch thickness
  6.   Using your gingerbread man cookie cutter, cut out shapes

Time to be Creative

Supplies Needed for Decorating Your Gingerbread Man Ornaments:

Gingerbread Man Clay Ornaments

Gingerbread Man cutterGingerbread Man Comes to Life

This is the fun part!  I LOVED watching the creativity of each of my children.  The way they used the various crafting supplies was so inspiring.

Gingerbread Man Clay Ornaments

Be sure to push the decorations down into the clay so that they don’t fall off when it dries, yet be careful to not poke all the way through your gingerbread man.

Gingerbread Man decorate more

Gingerbread Man decorate 2

Using a straw, poke a hole through the top of your gingerbread man for threading your ribbon once it’s dried.

Gingerbread Man straw

Drying your Gingerbread Man: 

  1.   Set oven on low (I did 200 degrees)
  2.   Place Gingerbread Men on a cookie sheet
  3.   Put creations in the oven on low heat for a couple of hours

  {If you choose to not bake them, then leave them out on your counter over night to dry by morning}

Final Touches

Can I FIRST say how amazing our house smelled?!  It was like cinnamon Heaven in here!  

Once your Gingerbread Man is dry, you can thread your ribbon and hang him up.  {I have to admit that a couple of our ornaments were a little thick and therefore we had to hang them on strong branches}

Gingerbread Man Clay Ornaments

Tip:  If some of your crafting pieces weren’t pressed into your ornament enough and fell off once dried, just add a dab of hot glue and voila!  Problem  solved and no more kid-tears. 

Our Gingerbread Men have been the perfect addition to our Christmas tree!

Gingerbread Man Clay Ornaments

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