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Gingerbread Ornaments

If you are looking for a no fail, easy to make, puffy gingerbread ornaments, you will love this gingerbread ornament recipe. This is a great recipe that will produce beautiful Christmas ornaments for kids to decorate. Make this easy Christmas ornaments for kids from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students to celebrate the holiday season in December.

If you are looking for a no fail, easy to make, puffy gingerbread ornaments, you will love this gingerbread ornament recipe. This is a great recipe that will produce beautiful Christmas ornaments for kids to decorate. Make this easy Christmas ornaments for kids from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students to celebrate the holiday season in December. 

Gingerbread Ornaments

Looking for a no fail gingerbread ornament recipe that makes super pretty, puffy gingerbread ornaments? This recipe is amazing! First it smells wonderful and will fill your home with the smell of Christmas. Then you get the enjoy beautiful cute out gingerbread men to hang on your tree to enjoy all holiday season in December for years to come!  This easy ornament for kids to make is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students to make in December. This also makes a great kid made gift for grandparents.

Gingerbread Dough

Gingerbread Ornament Recipe

Mix all ingredients including shortening, sugar, water, baking soda, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and flour. Chill the playdough for 3 hours to overnight.

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Gingerbread Ornaments recipe

Just roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface. Use cookie cutters to make seasonal shapes.

Note: You can press red hot as buttons and raisins or peppercorns as eyes if you’d like to decorate these ornaments more “traditionally”

Make sure to make a hole at the top so you can hang up your Gingerbread men, stars, trees, bells, etc. with ornament hooks. We use a straw to poke and pull out the inside and it works great!

Bake on parchment lined baking sheets at 350 F for 20 minutes.

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Once they were cooled we used puffy paint to decorate them. This gave them a really nice polished look and was so much easier to work with than icing, paint or markers! You many also consider varnishing them for durability.

Gingerbread Ornaments

Easy Christmas ornaments for kids

My 4 year old was so proud of our Gingerbread Ornaments. Honestly, my favorite were these trees that we just swirled the “icing” on.

Puffy Gingerbread Ornaments RECIPE
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Gingerbread Ornament Recipe

Make your own puffy Gingerbread ornaments with this no fail recipe for kids to make their own holiday ornaments at Christmas. These smell amazing and last for years and years!
Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time1 hr
Keyword: christmas, gingerbread men, holiday, ornaments, play recipe
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 - 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 3 1/2 cup flour

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients to the following recipe and chill dough for 3 hours to overnight.
  • Just roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface. Use cookie cutters to make seasonal shapes.
    Note: You can press red hot as buttons and raisins or peppercorns as eyes if you’d like to decorate these ornaments more “traditionally”
  • If making into ornaments, make sure you make a hole at the top to thread the hook into.
    Bake on parchment lined baking sheets at 350 F for 20 minutes.
  • Once cooled, use puffy paint (or acrylic paint) to add details to your gingerbread men ornaments.

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Puffy Gingerbread Ornament Recipe

If you are looking for a no fail, easy to make, puffy gingerbread ornaments recipe I’ve got you covered. This is a great recipe that will produce beautiful Christmas ornaments for kids to decorate.
Course: craft
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons shortening crisco blue box is what we use
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 3 1/2 cups flour

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together and chill dough for 3 hours to overnight. Roll out and use cookie cutters. Place on greased or parchment lined cookie sheets and bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Allow to dry thoroughly 1-3 days before varnishing and painting.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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