Archive for the ‘Gingerbread Crafts’ Category
It’s that time of year when we are all starting to make our Gingerbread House creations for the holiday season. Does your Gingerbread House stick together? Do all those intricate parts and pieces tend to fall off or come apart? We found this recipe for a super strong icing glue for you…..write us and tell us what you think? Get Recipe Here
Pre-baked and Pre-assembled Gingerbread Easter Bunny House, Easter Bunny Hutch Kit! Just image how much fun the kids will have decorating this house for the Easter holiday! It’s the perfect springtime project, and a cute centerpiece for your Easter table. So hop to it–everything is included- a pre-baked, pre-built house, white and lavender decorating icing mixes, candies, pre-made icing decorations, 2 cookie bunny ears, 2 decorating bags and tips, cardboard base and complete instructions with great decorating ideas. Visit WILTON for more details!
We found the kit months ago, a ‘learning electronics’ available from the folks at Make. The ‘kit’ was a little paper cut out house that instead of having wires, had a pen that you used to draw circuits. The kits came with a little chip that ‘sees’ when the lights in the room are on, a couple little lights (LEDs), and a couple bits to power and control how the lights work. We of course got a kit (includes two houses) and painted them with color markers to look like little Gingerbread houses. A recent visit to the Bare Conductive site that makes the kit for Make looks to have had a similar idea:
The two house kit is available on Maker Shed’s site.
If you want to see what you will be doing with the kit before buying, here is the Bare Conductive Kit Instructions Page. This evening, we pulled apart one of our houses and are playing with putting the lights inside of one of the Gingerbread Men we built from our previous Cube print and fold craft post.
There is Gingerbread fun that doesn’t require an oven or anything editable. Yet, is still fun for the whole family or even around the office.
As you can see above, the cute little Gingerbread fellow is actually paper cubes. We found a site that has designs for two different Gingerbread men as well colorful packages. Just download the PDF and print to your local printer. We found the less expensive photo paper worked best for color and folding. Cutting is best done with a knife since the tabs interlock. Scissors can be used around the outer edge though so kids can do that part. Folding and assembly can be enjoyed by the whole family. For work, more precision can used with the knife and scoring lines prior to folding if the finished cubes will be on view of clients.
This is a image of the artwork you can download. Don’t use the image as it is too low of resolution, go to the site to download the better PDF.
Michaels Craft store has their Gingerbread kits all on sale!! Hurry and get yours while they last. You will find the pre-made Gingerbread House kits plus lots and lots of Gingerbread Tree and Gingerbread Goodies. Christmas will be here in just a couple weeks so hurry and get your Gingerbread Houses made!! Details Here.
Gingerbread isn’t ‘just’ for houses and little people! Our favorite cookie can be cut to make just about anything. And today, we bring you a great step-by-step set of instruction to build a whole train.
The instructions on the site include the parts/shapes you need to cut out, how to frosting them together and what the many train parts may look like. Even downloadable PDF templates to really make the shape cutting easy! You can customize as you like… just add a couple little highlights using bits of candy and colored frosting and a caboose could become a Santa Caboose or a engine is run by little figures of all of the family. It’s simple projects like these that lets everyone create Gingerbread Holiday fun then add their personal touches.
Years ago, we found a site that let us have fun building Gingerbread Houses online. The site has gotten a bit outdated, which has resulted in email from our many visitors asking about new options. Luckily, this week we found another page that is helping us put together all kinds of ideas for new Gingerbread houses.
Starting with a clean house with a bit of frosting, just click and drag one of the many candy choices from the lower part of the screen up the house. The candies can be moved around as you like, they aren’t stuck where they are placed originally. When the virtual Gingerbread House is they way you like it, share with others by taking a screen shot or printing the page. Jump over to the Home Sweet Home page to start pasting candies onto your Gingerbread house.
This really is taking Gingerbread to another level! Vintage cameras are all the rage these days and here is a “How To” project to make a Gingerbread Camera. Will your camera look as good as it tastes? Please send us your finished pics, we would love to feature them on Gingerbreadfun.com