Making a Paper Ballerina Gingerbread Ornament

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December 3, 2019

Ballerina Gingerbread Ornament - ornament on the treeYou can make lots of cute and fun ornaments with just paper (feel free to adjust with supplies you already own). Here's one I made for my daughter to reflect her personality and I used her favorite color for the shirt.


Total Time: 20 minutes


  • construction paper
  • elastic hair band or rubber band
  • scissors
  • hot glue
  • felt scraps
  • tulle scraps
  • pipe cleaner
  • googly eyes
  • black marker


  1. Using brown construction paper, freehand draw and cut out your gingerbread shape.
  2. Ballerina Gingerbread Ornament - cutout of gingerbread cookie shape
  3. Apply googly eyes (or draw in eyes if you don't have googly eyes on hand.)
  4. Ballerina Gingerbread Ornament - add eyes
  5. Figure out what color felt to use for crown and shirt. I freehand and cut yellow felt for the crown. I used red (daughter's favorite color) for the shirt. You'll need some tulle (any scraps would do, or you can use paper or felt.)
  6. Ballerina Gingerbread Ornament - cut out shirt and crown

  7. Cut a rectangular strip of tulle and roll it up. Then tie a knot with an elastic hair band or rubber band at the top to flare it out into a tutu. Hot glue the tutu down.
  8. Ballerina Gingerbread Ornament - cut and roll tulle
    Ballerina Gingerbread Ornament - glue tulle in place
  9. Hot glue shirt and crown in place.
  10. Ballerina Gingerbread Ornament - glue shirt and crown in place
  11. Optional - My daughter loves her beads, so we had to hot glue 1 down on the crown.
  12. Ballerina Gingerbread Ornament - jewel added to crown
  13. Using a pipe cleaner, loop and twist to create a hanger. Hot glue to the back so you can hang this ornament up on your tree.
  14. Ballerina Gingerbread Ornament - add hanger

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