Snowman Table Setting

snowman settingWith a salad plate and a dinner plate add snowflakes, M&M’s (for eyes, mouth and buttons) and a napkin folded for the bow tie.  Add a carrot for the nose and (not pictured) add a paper cutout of a top hat. I love the table runner of large snowflakes.

Gingerbread House Pattern

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Save each of the five images above. Print on 8.5″ x 11″ paper borderless. Do this by selecting the image one at a time and click print. Options should come up: uncheck option to fit in frame and select 8.5′ x 11′ borderless and print. These will give you uniform pattern. To make it slightly small you can check the 8.5′ x 11′ with border. This plan can have moderate changes made by decoration to make it a church, house, post office or school.

Stained Glass Star Gingerbread House

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I love the stained glass (candy) window added to this gingerbread house. This one has a clean design leaving the corners undecorated as well as the edges of the gingerbread men. The stained glass is made from melting a shiny candy. Melt the candy, pour onto wax paper to let it go flat and press same cookie cutter (cover with Crisco type product) that was used in the gingerbread itself and cut a shape out. You can also lay the gingerbread with the cutout directly onto wax paper and pout the melted candy into the cutout until filled. Make sure this is poured a little thick – otherwise it will be very fragile. This could be a school, church or house.

Build A Snowman Activity Tray

erfergTake a serving tray with separation and add things like buttons,small twigs,ribbons,sequins and other small findings. Have the circles cut out before you begin – as well as the hats. When you are ready bring your little ones to the table and let them design snowman’s – and it really does not cost much. Felt of the circles can be bought for $.25 cents each and twigs are free. Other findings you probably have in your craft storage.