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These giant cardboard gingerbread man cut-outs will steal your heart with their enormous cuddle appeal. Kids (and adults) will have fun decorating these sweet gingerbread men with crafty bits. Plus, these are sugar-free, leaving your kids devoid of a holiday sugar crash.

Display these cuties over a window, or on the wall for instant festive, holiday cheer!

Giant Cardboard Gingerbread Art – Materials:

– Cardboard
– Glue
– Various art supplies (below is a list of our favorite ones, but feel free to add whatever you have on hand!)

– Stickers
Chalk markers
Paint markers
Pom poms
– Paint
Washi tape
– Felt


Step 1. Trace and cut out a gingerbread man shape out of cardboard. Use that as a template to make multiple gingerbread man cut-outs.

Step 2. Decorate your gingerbread man with your art and craft supplies! Take inspiration from the ones we made.

– Add a candy cane – cut out paper in the shape of a cane and paint pink stripes
– Add a felt Santa hat with a cotton ball top
– Decorate with stitches around your gingerbread using decorative tape
– Use pom poms as “buttons”

So many fun and creative possibilities!

Take a look at these gorgeous giant Cardboard Christmas trees. And giant snowflake art!

TONS more creative Christmas Holiday ideas for kids!

Meet Arielle Goddard – Los Angles based artist, designer, arts educator, mother of two girls, and founder of ART CAMP. Arielle has been teaching and developing art programs for close to 20 years. If you are looking for fresh, elevated, arts, crafts, and DIY inspiration follow her blog, Instagram and Pinterest.


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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.