These cardboard sugar cookie ornaments look good enough to eat. They’re fun and easy for kids of all ages to make and decorate.
These sugar cookie ornaments look so yummy, at a glance you’d never guess they were made out of cardboard.
I got the idea for these ornaments when we made our cardboard gingerbread cookies recently. They turned out super-cute, and I thought a sugar cookie version would be fun too.
I never dreamed they would turn out looking as yummy as they do. They look so real! I’ve had them sitting on the kitchen counter all morning, waiting to photograph them, and every time I walk by, I have to do a double take!
You may also like our cardboard lollipop ornaments. Those look delicious too!
They were super-easy to make. All ages will love this one. And you only need a few basic supplies and materials.
How to make our Cardboard Sugar Cookie Ornaments:
- Christmas cookie cutters
- pencil and scissors
- acrylic craft paint (cream, white, and a few colours)
- paintbrushes (one regular and one fine liner brush)
- glitter and sequins
- craft gems and jewels
- metallic thread for hanging
Cardboard Sugar Cookie Ornaments
- Cut out your shapes
Trace your cookie cutters on a sturdy piece of cardboard and cut out your shapes.
- Paint your shapes
Paint your shapes with 2 coats of cream coloured paint, allowing the paint to dry between coats.
- Paint on your “icing”
For the white icing: Once your cream paint is dry, paint your cookie shapes with white paint, but don’t go all the way to the edges.
For the coloured icing: Use a fine liner brush and colourful paint to outline the white icing.
Allow your paint to dry.
- Add “sprinkles”
To decorate your cardboard sugar cookies, drizzle a generous amount of clear glue all over your ornament, and spread it around with a paintbrush.
- Add a thread for hanging
With the tip of a pen or a sharp pencil, poke a hole through the cardboard near the top of your ornament. Add a piece of metallic thread and tie it with a double knot.
Go and hang your delicious-looking ornaments on your Christmas tree!
Don’t they look good enough to eat?
You may also like:
- Glittered White Clay Cookie Cutter Ornaments
- Cardboard Lollipop Ornaments
- Cardboard Gingerbread Ornaments
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.