I know, I know-Christmas is almost here and we are running out of time, but for all you last minuters out there here is a cute gift idea for a niece, nephew or for your kids friends: A make your own gingerbread kit (gingerbread paper dolls and accessories).
It is totally simple to make. You will need:
-1 piece of cardstock cut to 12x5 inches
-3 or 4 cellophane bags ( mine were 7.5x5"-it's okay if they are longer because you will be cutting them off). These should be bags that have a way to close them. Mine have a sticky strip. If your's don't close you could some up with something creative, I am sure, to keep them closed.
-Paper dolls (I traced and cut mine by hand but if you can find a die cut for these, this project would be so slick).
1. Start by cutting your piece of cardstock.
3. Fold on lines accordion style (one fold goes one direction and the other fold goes the other direction) to end up with a piece of paper that looks like this:
Here is an inside view.