Gingerbread Man

Materials:

  • Cardstock
  • Yarn
  • Creatology™ Pom Poms
  • Glitter Glue – Silver
  • Crayola® Pointed Scissors
  • Craft Smart® All Purpose Glue
  • Paper Plate

Instructions:

  1. Parents: Print gingerbread pattern onto brown cardstock. Leave intact.
  2. Squeeze a small puddle of glue onto a paper plate.
  3. Cut small pieces of yarn, dip in glue and arrange pieces onto paper as shown for mouth and icing details.
  4. Roll pom poms in glue and attach to paper for buttons, eyes and nose as shown.
  5. Embellish with Glitter Glue as desired. Let dry thoroughly.
  6. Cut out gingerbread pattern and display.

Gingerbread Doll House

Materials:

  • Wood Doll House
  • Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint – Bambi Brown
  • Glitter Glue – Silver
  • Creatology™ Foam Sheet – White
  • Foam Stickers – Christmas Shapes
  • Craft Sticks
  • Craft Smart® All Purpose Glue
  • Blunt Scissors
  • Craft Smart® Paint Brush
  • Disposable Plate for Paint Palette
  • Container of Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Recycled Newspaper (to protect work surface)
  • Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint – Dark Brown

Instructions:

  1. Paint the entire doll house with Bambi Brown. Let dry.
  2. Use Dark Brown to paint the edges and inside corners (about ¼-inch) of the house to look like gingerbread. Paint spots with Dark Brown as shown. Let dry.
  3. Cut a length of foam to fit along the roofline, about 1-inch wide and wavy to look like snow. Glue in place.
  4. Glue the foam candies along the roofline.
  5. Use the craft stick to apply Glitter Glue to the corners and roof line of the house as desired. Let dry.

Gingerbread Magnet

Material List:

  • Crayola® Blunt Tip Scissors
  • Crayola® Washable Markers – Classic, Thin Tip
  • Magnetic Specialty, Inc® Craft Magnets
  • Wood Shape, Gingerbread
  • Crayola® Squeezables™ 3-D Paint

Instructions:

  1. Color the wood gingerbread shape with markers on both sides. Let dry.
  2. Adhere the craft magnet to the back center of the gingerbread shape.
  3. Use Squeezables™ 3-D Paint to decorate the front of the gingerbread shape. Air-dry before attaching to the fridge.

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gingerbread Men
3 cups flour
2 tsp. McCormick® Ground Ginger
1 tsp. McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. McCormick® Ground Nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup (1/2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
l egg

MIX flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg; beat well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Press dough into a thick flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

ROLL out dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured work surface. Cut into gingerbread men shapes with 5-inch cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE in preheated 350°F oven 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are set and just beginning to brown. Cool on baking sheets 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Decorate as desired.

Makes 2 dozen.