Guest post | Chalk Board Gingerbread People

by Admin on 17/12/2011

in Guest Blogger, Holidays, Kids Crafts

Helen is the creator of Curly Birds, a blog devoted to crafts for children and the art of play. The blog and small line of children’s play accessories are aptly named for her curly-haired twin girls.

Chalk Board Gingerbread People

Create a new family tradition: The whole family will enjoy a new tradition of decorating their own chalkboard gingerbread person to hang on the tree. At the end of the holiday season, wipe these little folks clean and they are ready for the next year. How fun is that?!


  • Wooden gingerbread-shaped ornaments (available at craft stores)
  • Tinted chalk board paint (available at hardware stores)
  • Brush
  • Chalk
  • Glue
  • Twine or Ribbon


  1. Paint wooden shapes – it may take up to 3 coats – and let dry
  2. Glue twine to the back of the ornament
  3. Decorate with chalk

Make an entire village of gingerbread people as they make wonderful stocking stuffers, tree ornaments and gift tags.

Happy Holidays – I hope your holiday is filled with family fun!

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah Wood December 17, 2011 at 9:42 am

Toooo cute! I see gingerbread people!! :)


2 tute-bot December 17, 2011 at 11:55 am

This is such a smart idea! And it just so happens that I have half a can of chalkboard paint I’ve been trying to think of projects for. Thanks!


3 Julia December 17, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Very very cute :) Ginger bread people are incredibly cute and I love the chalk board paint idea.


4 Helen December 18, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Thank you – my girls loved making them.


5 Ron January 7, 2012 at 9:22 am

Wow, it`s almost pity to eat them :)


6 Laura January 17, 2012 at 6:35 pm

This was such a cute idea. I used them for place settings this year but definitely.plan to make lots for name tags next year.


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