As we count down to Christmas our 2 favourite activities are to get creative and also to head to the cinema for a family movie time. This year we are really excited to see the latest instalment in the Nativity series. Nativity Rocks! which is out in the cinemas from the 23 November. Inspired by this film we’ve got a really easy and fun rock theme salt dough ornaments for you to create perfect to make after you’ve rocked out with the movie. So here we go our Rockin’ Gingerbread Men Saltdough Decorations which are gingerbread scented too.

Gingerbread Salt Dough Rockin' Gingerbread Men Ornaments for Kids to Make for the Christmas Tree

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Gingerbread Men Saltdough Ornaments

We love creating Christmas decorations with salt dough. It’s easy to make, even young kids can use it and combined with some cookie cutters and paint even the youngest members of the family can join in making ornaments for the tree.

Salt dough Gingerbread Ornaments for the Christmas Tree a Fun Craft for Christmas Inspired by Nativity Rocks!

Materials Need to Make Rockin’ Gingerbread Men Salt dough Christmas Tree Decorations

1 cup flour

1/2 cup salt

1/2 cup water

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves

Gingerbread man and guitar cookie cutters


Acrylic paint

Hot glue gun

Ribbon or string for hanging


Watch our quick video on making these Gingerbread Salt dough Ornaments with the Kids

How to make your Gingerbread Saltdough Men Decorations

  1. Preheat an over to 100C.
  2. In a bowl mix together the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the water. If the mixture is too dry or wet then add a little more water/flour till you have a smooth dough.
  4. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface or a pastry mat.
  5. Roll out the dough to about 1/2cm thick.
  6. Using the cookie cutters cut out 2 gingerbread men and 2 guitars.Handmade Salt dough Decorations in the shape of Gingerbread Men using Gingerbread Cookie Cutters to Create
  7. With the straw make a hole in the top of the gingerbread men so that you can hang them up.Adding a straw to make the Christmas salt dough ornaments easy to hang on the tree
  8. Place them on a lined baking tray.
  9. With a marble to hold the arm in place bend the arms of the gingerbread men over (see the video how to achieve this).Using a marble to help form salt dough decorations into 3D shapes ideal for creating these Rockin' Gingerbread Ornaments for the Christmas Tree
  10. Then place in the oven for between 2hrs and 3hrs. (The saltdough will turn from brown to mottled brown during this time and become solid)
  11. Once solid allow to cook and then paint.Using a hot glue gun to create 3D ornaments from Salt Dough for the Christmas Tree
  12. Paint the gingerbread men with brown paint (the gingerbread smell will still come through the back of the ornament whilst it hangs on the tree).
  13. Then add a colour to the guitars.Easy Christmas Craft for Kids to create some rockin gingerbread ornaments for the tree out of salt dough then hand painted
  14. Leave this paint to dry.
  15. Finish of the painting by adding details to the face, gingerbread men and guitars.hang salt dough decoration with string, ribbon or cord
  16. Now with the ribbon loop it through the hole pull tight and then tie so you hang from the branch of the Christmas Tree.

Fun Christmas Decorations for Kids to Make inspired by Nativity Rocks! Rockin' Gingerbread Men Salt Dough Decorations for the Christmas Tree

NOTE – With the marbles, you can not dry these Gingerbread Men Ornaments in the microwave this method of curving the arms is only suitable for oven or air drying the saltdough.

Salt Dough Ginegebread Men Decorations with Guitars a fun Christmas Decoration that Kids Can Make this Christmas

Nativity Rocks!

Nativity Rocks! is set in St Bernadette’s Primary School it rocks out this time with the pupils and staff as they put on this year’s Rock Version of the classic school Nativity Show as they try and win a Town of the Year competition.

Out in the cinemas on November 23rd we will be heading out as a family to watch it as we spend time together this Christmas Counting down to Christmas.

Don’t Forget to Pin these Rockin’ Gingerbread Ornaments to Make Later

Gingerbread Salt Dough Rockin' Gingerbread Men Ornaments for Kids to Make for the Christmas Tree

Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.

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