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Fold and Cut Gingerbread Doll Chains



Fold and Cut Gingerbread Doll Chains

Gingerbread Men

bullet Cut the bottom off a paper bag and slit up one size.  This will give you a very long piece of brown paper (you could use a regular piece of paper, but your chain won’t be as long).
bullet Cut a  5 inch wide strip out of the paper (as long as you can make it) and accordian fold it (back and forth, back and forth).  Make the folds the width or a bit less than the template pieces.
bullet Trace the template piece onto the top fold (see below).
bullet Cut out (don’t cut the ends of arms or feet or your chain will fall apart!)
bullet Unfold your chain and decorate with markers, paints, wiggly eyes, sequins, bits of lace, wool and ribbon or anything else you have on hand. 

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Template in black & white

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