This was the demo gingerbread man that I came up with:
Cardboard Colored Card stock
White Puffy Paint
Black and red brads
Beforehand, I hand cut or each gingerbread man. The shape is pretty basic, so it was easy to do. Then we hold punched spots for the ribbon hanger, the eyes and the nose. This kids placed the black brads in the eye holes and the red in the nose hole. Then they made their ribbon bow ties, glued the buttons on and tied the ribbon hanger. We did the puffy paint last so that it could dry without getting smudged.
Super easy, the kids had fun, and they turned out darling! I ended up making about a dozen extra to use as a garland next year too :)