How to make a gingerbread man post card | SheKnows.com

Deliver an extra-sweet holiday greeting by making and mailing a gingerbread man to someone special. It looks so realistic, your mail carrier might even try to take a bite out of this creative Christmas cookie postcard.

1

Gather your supplies

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Supplies:

Note: Supplies will make 1-2 postcards.
  • 2 packages Crayola Model Magic (bisque and earthtone colors)
  • Large gingerbread man or woman cookie cutter (6 inches or bigger)
  • Decorative card stock
  • Spray adhesive
  • T-shirt puff paint (red, white and black)
  • Matte finish spray
2

Blend your color

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Kneed the 2 colors of Crayola Model Magic together until blended.

3

Roll & cut

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Flatten it with a rolling pin to approximately 1/2-inch thick. Cut a gingerbread man or woman shape with the cookie cutter. Roll and cut out 2 more gingerbread men with remaining modeling clay.

4

Allow to dry

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Place them on a piece of parchment paper and allow them to dry for 2 or 3 days.

5

Trace your shapes

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On a sheet of decorative card stock, trace around the hardened gingerbread men.

6

Cut & glue

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Cut out the shapes and spray-glue them to the back sides of the gingerbread men.

7

Decorate your "cookies"

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Using the T-shirt puff paint, decorate the fronts of the gingerbread men. Allow the paint to dry for 24 hours.

8

Seal & set

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Spray the fronts with matte finish to seal. Allow it to dry.

9

Mail to everyone you know

How to make a gingerbread man post card | SheKnows.com

Stamp, address and mail your gingerbread man postcards. Sizes and weights will vary, but mine mailed for just under $3, so I used three $1 stamps.

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