Christmas DIY : Gingerbread Gift Tags

December 13, 2016


Jacinta is an Australian-based mama of three and Scientist. She posts inspiring and fun educational activities for preschool and primary school age children on her Instagram page @CintaandCo.
Her family and friends call her Cinta, short for Jacinta, and her kids are her Co. – you will often see their little hands hard at work in the photos that she posts. Here she shares how to do festive Gingerbread Gift Tag DIYS, just in time for Christmas.

I am so excited to be collaborating on a blog post for Alex and Alexa. Today, I would like to share a super fun and easy Christmas project with you. These adorable gingerbread gift tags are made from recycled cardboard. They’re really easy and fun to make and are a great way for children to develop their fine motor skills and inspire their creativity. Friends and family members will be thrilled when they receive them!

Leading up to Christmas, we have a large number of cardboard boxes lying around the house. With three small children, I try to do the majority of our Christmas shopping online. I’m just not brave enough to fight the crazy Christmas shopping centre crowds with the littlies in tow. So instead of throwing our delivery boxes out, we like to recycle some of the pieces into these adorable gingerbread gift tags. They’re super easy and fun to make and are a great way for children to develop their fine motor skills and inspire their creativity.


Empty cardboard box

Black felt tip marker


Approximately 20cm length of ribbon

Small buttons

Googly eyes

Please use scissors carefully!


Trace your gingerbread shape onto your cardboard. A gingerbread shaped cookie cutter is a great template.



Use your scissors to cut around your gingerbread shape. Depending on the age of your child and the thickness of your card, you may need to help with the cutting.



Using your felt tip marker, draw a stitch pattern around the edge of your gingerbread shape.



Decorate your gingerbread man with a ribbon bow, buttons, googly eyes and a smile.



Write your Christmas message on the back of your card and attach it to a special family member or friend’s Christmas present.  



Enjoy your DIY Gingerbread Gift tags!


With thanks to Jacinta of CintaandCo. X



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