Introduction: Zombie Gingerbread Ornament

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What Christmas tree would be complete without a few of these delicious undead delights hanging from its boughs? This tutorial will take you step by step through the process of making your own gingerdead men ornaments.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

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You will need:

  • One pack of Brown Crayola Model Magic
  • A rolling pin
  • A gingerbread man cookie cutter
  • A straw
  • A knife
  • Wax paper

Step 2: Make Your Gingerbread Men

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Roll out the Model Magic onto the wax paper with the rolling pin. Roll it out to your desired thickness. Use your cookie cutter to make as many gingerbread men as you can. I can get between 7 and 8 gingerbread men with my cookie cutter.

Step 3: Bring Out Your Undead

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Using your knife, trim away the parts of your gingerbread man to reveal gnawed bones or bite marks. Next, use the straw to poke a hole in the gingerdead man's head. This is so you can hang the ornament when you are finished. The Model Magic takes a couple of days to dry thoroughly, but you can start decorating your zombies after letting them sit overnight.

Step 4: Decorate!

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Using the paint of your choice (I chose fabric paints for their 3D quality) decorate your zombie gingerbread. Feel free to use as much blood as you like. I used actual candy eyes for my zombies, but you can use paint or buttons or anything you like! But whatever you do, don't forget the gumdrop buttons! Leave the paint and glitter to dry overnight.

Step 5: Gather Your Zombie Hoard

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Once you have enough gingerdead men to menace a small town, it's time for bows! Pick the color ribbon that works for you (red is always good). Cut lengths long enough to thread through the hole and tie in a small bow. Hang your creation on the tree and TA-DA, the apocalypse has begun! The gingerdead men also look nice decorating gifts, hanging off the mantle or visiting the manger.


Shoelazey made it! (author)2014-12-20

done. but in gingerbread?

MayB (author)Shoelazey 2014-12-20

The tastiest zombies I have ever seen!

Cross612 (author)2014-12-19

There is a TARDIS in the background!!!!!!!!!!! #Whoviangonewild

MayB (author)Cross6122014-12-19

Yes! We have the red Dalek, too!

Cross612 (author)MayB2014-12-20

Whered you get them?

MayB (author)Cross6122014-12-20

BBC America. They have a lot of Christmas ornaments to choose from!

BethV (author)2014-12-14

Now I'm gonna have to make two batches of cinnamon ornament dough....

Great idea!

MayB (author)BethV2014-12-15

Sounds like fun!

tea_lover (author)2014-12-10

These are AWESOME!

MayB (author)tea_lover2014-12-11

Thank you!

ashleyjlong (author)2014-12-09

Very cute! Though, now I'm going to be afraid I'll find bones next time I bite into a cookie :)

MayB (author)ashleyjlong2014-12-11


Rachael K (author)2014-12-09

lol! These are great!

MayB (author)Rachael K2014-12-09


Rachael K (author)2014-12-09

lol! These are great!

MandalorianMaker (author)2014-12-09

This has ruined my childhood lol

MayB (author)MandalorianMaker2014-12-09

OMG, have you seen this? Scarred for life...

dcivarson (author)2014-12-09

Now this is cool! All you need is a lego Daryl on another branch

MayB (author)dcivarson2014-12-09

LOL! Why didn't I think of that!

Wired_Mist (author)2014-12-08


I guess these are kept high up where the littlest ones can't see them? :P I Never would have thought of that.

MayB (author)Wired_Mist2014-12-09

They do look edible, so high up is best!

Kozmicblues69 (author)2014-12-09

Hahaha I love that! I love the one who had the leg bone out :p I must make one (at least) to decorated my house this year! Thanks for sharing! So cool!

MayB (author)Kozmicblues692014-12-09

Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it!

Rich_Limburger (author)2014-12-09

:-D i love it. When i saw the first foto i thought these were edible.

MayB (author)Rich_Limburger2014-12-09

Thanks! I usually do make edible zombie gingerbread men for Christmas! The gas has been shut off to our building for repairs (going on almost 3 months) so I can't use our gas oven. With the holidays fast approaching, ornaments seemed like the next best thing!.

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