Gingerbread Man Garland

Thanksgiving was just a few days ago but I've had Christmas fever for weeks now! When I was younger I would always make Christmas ornaments; they were so fun to make so I decided to put a little twist on them. This gingerbread man garland is so adorable and easy to make, it will make a great homemade present for a loved one or just a fun craft to do for your home. This is simply salt dough, they're not for eating just for show! While I was making the gingerbread men everyone including the dog wanted to eat them, they didn't understand how something that was baking in the oven wasn't edible, silly family! I hope you enjoy!

The Recipe:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 cup water
2 tbl spoons cinnamon(optional) 

This recipe is fool proof, all you need to do is mix everything together and waah-laa, dough! Next, after you cut them into the shapes, take a tooth pick and make a hole into each of the arms of the gingerbread men, next place them on a baking tray for 40 minutes at 50 degrees, then raise the temperature to 250 degrees and bake for 3-4 hours. If you try to rush the process the dough will rise and bubble, so be patient and bake them slow. I was so impatient and rose the oven temperature and some of them puffed up, I had to learn the hard way! You can also add food coloring to the dough or decorate them when they are finished baking. 

For the garland:
Once again I was impatient and grabbed one right when it came out of the oven and burnt myself.. that being said let them FULLY cool before you do this next step! Take twine and thread it through each of the arms, once they are all looped through your garland is done and ready to hang up! 
*Double up the twine and string it through the back of the men.

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