- Aluminum Flat Bar
- Butcher Paper
- Paint Can
- Scrap Wood
- Measuring Tape
- Automotive Edge Trim
- Drill/Drill Bit
- Hot Glue Gun
1. Trace gingerbread man on a large piece of butcher’s paper. Be sure to make all of the edges round and not sharp.
2. Mark one of the 8 foot aluminum flat bars at the halfway point (4 feet)
3. Use bucket to shape head of gingerbread man
4. Measure 231/2 inches from top of head, down both sides. Mark.
5. Use wood block and clamp to bend where you marked on both sides. This will be the neck/shoulder area of the gingerbread man.
6. Use clamp to squeeze together inside of head and inside of arm.
7. Place metal on top of sketch. Mark where head need to bend in. Use dowel attached to something stable to bend.
8. Use paint can to bend arms
9. Take your second piece of 8 foot flat bar. Mark 4 inches, place on wood block with clamp, and bend.
10. From the bent point mark 9 ½ inch. Bend the same way.
11. Use paint can to bend the foot. Use dowel attached to something stable to bend.
12. Once you are at center, use clamp to bring legs together.
13. Repeat on the other side.
14. Connect the top and bottom of gingerbread man. Pre-drill two holes where the flat bars overlap. Screw in nails. Repeat on the other side
15. Tip: IF sharp end of screw is sticking out a bit, cover with hot glue for a protective barrier
16. Unscrew gingerbread man to attach the automotive edge trim to gingerbread cookie cutter.
17. Once the edge trim is completely attached, screw the gingerbread man back together.
18. Tie a bow with decorative ribbon on top of the gingerbread man’s head.
19. Hang from hook on your front door using the ribbon.