STYROFOAM brand foam crafts

Gingerbread Cookie Couple

Standing 18' tall little fingers don't stand a chance against this yummy-looking pair! Crafted from foam sheets this cookie couple will look great year after year.,
   Completion Time - 
2-4 hours
   Designer - 
Kathleen George

Materials

STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • Sheets, 18" x 12" x 1", two
Other Materials
  • Pre-mixed latex spackling
  • Brown acrylic paint
  • White chenille stems, two
  • White rick-rack, 1" x 2-1/2 yds.
  • White lace trim: daisy-chain, 1-1/4" x 1/3 yd.;
  • eyelet, 1" x 1/2 yd.; eyelet ruffle, 4-1/2" x 1/3 yd.
  • Buttons, four each: black half-round, 1/2";
  • red heart-shaped, 5/8"
  • Metallic pink beads, 1/4", two
  • Red/white ribbon, 1/3 yd. each: satin polka-dot,
  • 1-1/2" wide; gingham wire-edged, 1-1/4" wide
  • Iridescent glitter

Tools

  • Serrated knife
  • Candle stub or paraffin
  • Fine-line black permanent marker
  • Ruler
  • Fine-grade sandpaper
  • Small putty knife
  • Small plastic bowl and spoon
  • Medium flat paintbrush
  • Disposable palette
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Utility knife with new blade (optional)

Instructions

  • 1. Using black marker, trace pattern onto one side of eachfoam sheet.
  • 2. Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin. Note:Utility knife may be used instead of serrated knife. Cut outgingerbread shapes; smooth cut edges with fingertips.
  • 3. Place small amount spackling into plastic bowl; stirvigorously until very smooth. Use putty knife to evenly spreadspackling over front and sides of both gingerbread. Let dry.
  • 4. Lightly sand spackling. Paint front and sides ofgingerbread brown; let dry.
  • 5. Using photo as guide, glue rick-rack "icing" across eachwrist and ankle, overlapping sides by 1/2". Center and gluerick-rack around side edges of each gingerbread.
  • 6. Cut one 3" and two 7-1/2" lengths from 1" eyelet trim. Gluetrim to gingerbread girl for apron straps and bib as shown;top of straps should go over shoulders. Glue eyelet rufflearound waist for apron.
  • 7. Cut daisy-chain trim apart into individual motifs. Gluemotifs to gingerbread for buttons as shown. Cut some motifs inhalf for mouths and eyelashes; glue in place.
  • 8. Glue black button eyes, red heart cheeks, and pink beadnoses to faces.
  • 9. Tie each ribbon length into desired bow; glue to necks.
  • 10. Spread thin layer of white glue onto exposed areas ofgingerbread; sprinkle with iridescent glitter for sugary look.
  • 11. For hanger, twist ends of chenille stem together. Push andglue twisted end into back of gingerbread.