Use the popularity of gingerbread men to celebrate your holiday season in style if you plan to entertain guests. Homemade party invitations featuring this character can be made to include festive elements that are classic in nature. Learn how to make a gingerbread man holiday party invitation that can be completed in three hours or less depending on the time it takes for some materials to dry.
Materials to make a gingerbread man holiday party invitation:
6×9 inch cardboard
2 White round shaped mints
3 small red buttons
1 Chocolate chip
Piece of fabric
Small white gift tag
Piece of ribbon or yarn
Gingerbread man clip-art shape
Instructions to make a gingerbread man holiday party invitation:
Trace the gingerbread man clip-art shape onto your cardboard using a pencil. Set the clip-art aside and then cut out your traced gingerbread man shape using scissors. Attach both white mints to the face of your gingerbread man cut-out using glue. These mints represent the eyes on your holiday party invitation. Glue the chocolate chip in the middle of the gingerbread man’s face just under the eyes, to make a nose.
Attach the red buttons to the chest area of this gingerbread man using glue. Draw a mouth under the gingerbread man’s nose using glue. You can also draw additional details such as eyebrows, shirt sleeves and pants onto the gingerbread man’s body using glue. Allow all of the glued elements to dry and then cut out a rectangle shape that is 10 inches in length from your piece of fabric. Tie the cut-out fabric to the gingerbread man’s neck to make a winter scarf.
Add a hole to the left or right hand on this holiday party invitation craft project using a hole punch. Write all of your party information on one side of the gift tag using an ink pen. You can also use the other side to fill out “To” and “From”sections for the recipient of this holiday party invitation. Loop your piece of ribbon or yarn through the hole on the gingerbread man’s hand and then tie it to the gift tag. Repeat these instructions for each invitation that you need to make based on the number of guests expected to attend your holiday party.