...starting with these gingerbread men ornaments.
I used a straight needle tool to poke holes in the heads so we'd be able to hang them later.
If you don't have one of these, a sewing needle or safety pin works just as well.
I added simple clothing details to a few of them, for some variety.
After baking them at 275ºF for a half hour or so, we let them cool then started painting.
we used plain ol' acrylic craft paint, nothing fancy.
hang them on your tree with ornament hooks or a bit of ribbon.
I just love knowing that years from now, I'll pull these out and remember how K and I rolled out the clay, stamped the gingerbread shapes, and hand-painted each one.
they would make really cute gifts from the kids for grandparents or neighbors as well. you don't have to hoard them all. ;)
p.s. If you're into a handmade Christmas like I am, feel free to browse the many, many festive projects I did on my home decor blog, crab+fish.