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Gingerbread People Name Tags
Submitted by Nancy
What You Need:
  • Craft Foam
  • Glitter
  • Other Collage materials
What You Do:
  • Cut out gingerbread people from the craft foam. Then let your children decorate them however they want (Provide them with collage material: glitter, Paper, buttons, etc). Finally write the children's names on them.
Five Senses Gingerbread Art
Submitted by Carla
What You Need:
  • Sandpaper
  • Crayons
  • Cinnamon Sticks
What You Do:
  • Cut out gingerbread men sandpaper and give them to your children. Allow them to decorate their Gingerbread man with crayons, and cinnamon sticks. The children will be able to smell and taste the cinnamon, feel the sandpaper, hear the scratching (of cinnamon and sandpaper), and finally see their gingerbread people
Gingerbread Person Ornament
Submitted by Lisa
What You Need
  • Flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Paint
  • Ribbon
What You Do:
  • Preparation
    • Mix One Cup Flour, ¾ Cup Cinnamon, One Cup Salt, and One cup water well. Roll the dough to about a half and inch in thickness. Then cut out Gingerbread People with a cookie cutter.
    • Place these on a cookie sheet, then punch a hole in them (for hanging). Bake at 350 for about 23 minutes (more for thicker ornaments, less for thinner).
  • The Project
    • Now provide your children with paint, ribbon, etc for decorating. This makes a great Christmas gift to parents
Stuffed Gingerbread People
Submitted by Tonya
What You Need
  • Grocery bags
  • Paint
  • Ribbon
  • Cotton
What You Do:
  • Cut out two identical gingerbread people out of grocery bags. Glue them together putting cotton in-between. Now let your children decorate their gingerbread person
Sand Art Cookies
Submitted By Cindy
What You Need:
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
What You Do:
  1. In a 1 quart or 1 liter jar, layer the ingredients in the order given.
  2. Lightly pack down the jar after each addition.
  3. Attach a card with the following instructions:

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet. Empty the entire contents of the jar into a medium bowl. Add 1 large egg and 1/2 cup of margarine melted; mix well. Form dough into 1 inch balls and bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

    Encourage children to decorate the jar and give it as a gift.

Gingerbread Person Ornament II
Submitted by Julie
What You Need
  • Applesauce
  • Cinnamon
  • Paint
  • Ribbon
What You Do:
  • Preparation:
    • Mix applesauce with enough cinnamon to form a dough.
  • The Project:
    • Give your children the dough and cookie cutters. Let them roll the dough and then cut out a gingerbread person shape. Help them make a hole. Now put them aside and let them dry overnight. Now provide your children with paint, ribbon, etc for decorating. This makes a great Christmas gift to parents
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