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Create a fun gingerbread playset featuring Shrinky Dinks characters and a 3D paper house using free printables from the Alex Brands blog! | alexbrands.com

Who loves the look of those adorable gingerbread men during the holidays? Who loves to watch Shrinky Dinks bake and shrink? Combine these two loves to create these adorable Shrink Dinks Gingerbread Play Set using our free printables!

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Create a fun gingerbread playset featuring Shrinky Dinks characters and a 3D paper house using free printables from the Alex Brands blog! | alexbrands.com

First, download the free printable for the gingerbread people by clicking the image above:

Create a fun gingerbread playset featuring Shrinky Dinks characters and a 3D paper house using free printables from the Alex Brands blog! | alexbrands.com

Print this design on your Shrinky Dinks plastic sheet for ink jet printers.  Once dry, color in your designs with colored pencils.

Create a fun gingerbread playset featuring Shrinky Dinks characters and a 3D paper house using free printables from the Alex Brands blog! | alexbrands.com

Cut out your shapes to size and bake in a preheated toaster oven according to the directions on the package. The shapes will shrink to 1/3 of its original size and becomes 9 times thicker!

To make them stand you’ll need to cut and fold the characters stands from the other printable in a later step.

Create a fun gingerbread playset featuring Shrinky Dinks characters and a 3D paper house using free printables from the Alex Brands blog! | alexbrands.com

To create your gingerbread house play set, you’ll need to first download our free printable by clicking the image above.

Create a fun gingerbread playset featuring Shrinky Dinks characters and a 3D paper house using free printables from the Alex Brands blog! | alexbrands.com

Print this design on thicker paper, like a cardstock, for stability. If cardstock is not available, print on regular printer paper and adhere to a recycled cereal box to make it thicker. Cut out the house front, house back and the 4 little Shrinky Dinks stands.

Create a fun gingerbread playset featuring Shrinky Dinks characters and a 3D paper house using free printables from the Alex Brands blog! | alexbrands.com

Line up a ruler along any dotted lines on the shapes and run a wooden craft stick along them. This will help create crisp folds to build your gingerbread house and stands for your characters.

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