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How to make a gingerbread man postcard

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...

Send a gingerbread man postcard to Santa

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.

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

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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.

More fun things to mail

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