Save yourself long hours in the kitchen spent mixing, rolling, cutting and baking gingerbread dough – use cardboard instead.

This fantastic upcycled material is abundant and easy to use. Plus, you can avoid a sugar melt-down by skipping the temptation (and expense) of supplying bags of candy, sprinkles and royal icing – and sculpt your own candy cane columns and gumdrop windows using modeling dough.

SUPPLIES:

printable download on handmakery.com/blog

pencil + eraser

cardboard

scissors

white school glue

hot glue (adult use)

clear wrap

masking tape

Crayola Model Magic Dough

(white)

tempera paint + brush

glitter (fine white)

chalk markers (optional)

Embellishments:

white pom-poms, red & white paper straws, striped cupcake papers, wire stars, & white string.