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How to make a felt Gingerbread Person Christmas decoration

Follow our simple step by step guide on how to use a variety of materials to create a beautiful Christmas tree decoration. Non-specialist art teachers will find this 'Christmas How to' ideal, as the activity focuses on techniques that can be easily adapted for various seasonal activities and can be used as fun take home gifts or classroom decorations.

Posted on Monday 28th November 2022

Make a felt gingerbread person Christmas decoration

Creative Christmas felt gingerbread man

What You’ll Need

Additional Materials We Used

Step 1

Choose your template or stencil in a Christmas design – the simpler the better!

To create the decoration, we decided on using a gingerbread stencil and applied a small piece of masking tape to securely hold the stencil onto a sheet of coloured felt. An alternative would be to draw a gingerbread shape on coloured card, cut it out and use that as a stencil. Then it’s a case of ‘stippling’ the paint into the template until the whole area is completely covered. Repeat the process to create a front and back and allow it to dry.

Creative Christmas felt gingerbread man  Creative Christmas felt gingerbread man  Creative Christmas felt gingerbread man

Step 2

Cut carefully around the felt shape leaving approx. 5mm around the edge of the design, this creates a clear guideline when sewing the pieces together. Now add any detail that needs to be sewn on e.g. buttons or ribbon 

Step 3

Choose a contrasting thread and sew both pieces together, as you do this stuff the shape with a few scraps of felt to give the decoration extra shape. Be creative by adding a finishing touch with wiggly eyes, glitter paint, and sequins

Creative Christmas felt gingerbread man  Creative Christmas felt gingerbread man

Why not take a look at our other ‘Christmas How to…’ activities:

Santa’s Grotto

Christmas Fireplace and Hearth

Christmas Characters

Tree Decorations

Festive Decorations

Stained Glass Window

3D Christmas Scene

Or for fun, quick, accessible festive crafts for the whole class, why not take a look at our Children’s Crafts Kits & Decoration range.

Happy making!