I have always loved a Gingerbread houses. They are fun to make and fascinating to decorate !! I decided to make a one with my son this year – since he now knows the story of the Gingerbread Man by heart and seems to be smitten to it (we’ve been reading the story at bedtime, for almost a month now!!)
And, of course, since I’m all about recycling, so using a carton was exactly what I wanted to do. I took a big carton and an empty pizza box to make the roof. I adjusted both boxes and stuck them with lots of fevicol and staples, as you can see in the image below.
For the roof, I cut “U” shaped pieces from colorful paper to do up the roof. I started from the bottom and went upwards:
Once the roof was done, I got loads of stuff – pompoms, colored paper circles, paper candycanes, paper lollipops, some paper toffees and golden sparkle circles to decorate the house. I placed them all in a dish along with the glue. My little one decorated the whole house on his own, of course with a little guidance.
That’s how our Gingerbread House looked :
I decided to take it to my class and introduce the story to my kids, since it relates to Christmas fun. They were very excited to see the house and couldn’t wait to listen to the story of the Gingerbread Man. I also made a dummy of Gingerbread Man to use during the story narration.
After a week of listening to the story daily, we did the Gingerbread Man craft in the class. I cut out the Gingerbread Man from cardboard. All the kids colored their pieces with brown colored crayons.
After that, the kids decorated the Gingerbread man with goggly eyes, buttons, snowflake and other small shaped pieces.
This was a hit with the kids. That’s how we displayed our final craft: