Introduction: Zombie Gingerbread Ornament

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

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

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

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!

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

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.

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

done. but in gingerbread?

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MayB made it! (author)MayB2014-12-20

The tastiest zombies I have ever seen!

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Cross612 made it! (author)2014-12-19

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

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MayB made it! (author)MayB2014-12-19

Yes! We have the red Dalek, too!

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Cross612 made it! (author)Cross6122014-12-20

Whered you get them?

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MayB made it! (author)MayB2014-12-20

https://www.bbcdoctorwhoshop.com/en/doctor-who-tar...

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

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BethV made it! (author)2014-12-14

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

Great idea!

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MayB made it! (author)MayB2014-12-15

Sounds like fun!

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tea_lover made it! (author)2014-12-10

These are AWESOME!

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MayB made it! (author)MayB2014-12-11

Thank you!

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ashleyjlong made it! (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 :)

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MayB made it! (author)MayB2014-12-11

Thanks!

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Rachael K made it! (author)2014-12-09

lol! These are great!

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MayB made it! (author)MayB2014-12-09

Thanks!

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Rachael K made it! (author)2014-12-09

lol! These are great!

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MandalorianMaker made it! (author)2014-12-09

This has ruined my childhood lol

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MayB made it! (author)MayB2014-12-09

OMG, have you seen this? http://zombiechristmas.org/papercraft-zombie-nativity-set.htm Scarred for life...

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dcivarson made it! (author)2014-12-09

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

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MayB made it! (author)MayB2014-12-09

LOL! Why didn't I think of that!

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Wired_Mist made it! (author)2014-12-08

XD

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

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MayB made it! (author)MayB2014-12-09

They do look edible, so high up is best!

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Kozmicblues69 made it! (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!

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MayB made it! (author)MayB2014-12-09

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

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Rich_Limburger made it! (author)2014-12-09

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

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MayB made it! (author)MayB2014-12-09

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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