Paper Gingerbread workshop for Christmas

Even though the Moomins don’t celebrate Christmas, the Moomin Museum is not missing Christmas with delicious ideas from the Moomin stories!

The Moomin Museum’s Paper Gingerbread workshop is inspired by the imaginatively decorated Christmas tree in Tove Jansson’s short story The Fir Tree. The tree is made of the most amazing materials and colours, all glittery and recycled, from the Moomin Mamma’s cupboard stash. Recycling is also at the heart of the Studio: the tree decorations are made from paper pulp made from recycled paper. So now, instead of baking traditional cookies, we make our own paper ornaments using the Moomin cookie moulds. Who would be best suited to decorate your Christmas tree: Moomin Mamma, Snuffkin, Hattifattiners – or maybe The Groke?

If you need a moment of respite before the Christmas rush, come to the Moomin Museum to see Moominvalley’s only Christmas tree and the ever-lovely Christmas tableaux and try your hand at papercrafting in a fun and easy way.

And don’t worry, if you’re busy in the run-up to Christmas, the Studio will be making papercraft until the end of the year. And if, like the Moomins, you’re one of those for whom Christmas is not the highlight of the year, don’t worry, the rest of the museum is a Christmas-free zone!

  • The Paper Gingerbread workshop is a guided, non-stop workshop for all museum visitors.
  • The workshop is open from 12pm to 4pm on museum opening days from 2.12.23 to 7.1.24.
  • The workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities and is included in the museum admission fee.