2020 Gingerbread Men at Costco

This year’s Gingerbread Man/House release at Costco is the StockMeyer 3 Gingerbread Men kit. It looks like the kit has all the bits to dress up as little or a lot. Since there are 3 in a box, each family member can have their own to get creative. We do love joining in together on a single house so we will watch out for those too.

It looks like the kit is only available in the store as it doesn’t come up on the Costco web site. We found them in the holiday candy area of our local store.

Using the iPad to create a whole Gingerbread Paper Village

We are on a roll… as soon as we started folding paper versions of our favorite Gingerbread things like Gingerbread Men and Gingerbread Houses, we keep finding more options. This one is an inexpensive iPad app called Foldify. The app lets you paint onto flattened creative areas, then print, cut out, and fold. The tabs need to be glued or taped, but the cutting is simple so the whole family can join in the fun.

Each shape starts as a blank template which can be twisted and zoomed in to get maximum creative area to work in. Choose a drawing tool, then pick a color from either the color circle or the quick picker, then start drawing! On the left, you can see a 3D version of what your design will look like when printed and folded. Foldify lets you turn the 3D image too so you can see how things are going from every angle. Then, print in three different sizes, email a PDF version or even post to a few social network options.

Foldify provides a nice selection of shape templates included. Each family member can create their own Gingerbread house, put a few trees around (remember, each item can be printed in 3 different sizes), have Gingerbread family members walking around and even a snowman! The shapes are not multi-cubes having to be put together like one of our earlier posts so things like arm are drawn on the sides of the ‘people’ templates. There is plenty of eyes, noses, candy cane and other ‘stamps’ to apply so don’t worry about having limited drawing skills. Personalize to make each one truly your own. There is no limit to how many Gingerbread Houses and things you can create and print so everyone can keep expanding their Village beyond the fireplace mantel to all around the house (and offices).

Gingerbread Fun to print, fold and enjoy

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.

Gingerbread Man 1 site

Gingerbread Man 2 site

Fun elfs and packages

 

Super Bowl XLVI Gingerbread Stadium and Team

 

As the USA preps for Super Bowl XLVI today, we just had to share this with you all: Ginger Betty’s bakery made a complete replica of Gillette Stadium in Gingerbread cookies, including Patriots players and Giants players on the field made of green icing.

 

Marshalls has specials on Gingerbread stuff!!

Just by the local Marshalls store today and was excited to find all kinds of great Gingerbread items back in the specials area. There was kids aprons, Gingerbread Houses, cookie cutters, napkins and more and more! Since we love Gingerbread, we will find a need to use most of the finds (over half off special pricing on most items) throughout the year. Many will find their way into storage for next year though. Since everything is on sale, finds will vary depending on your particular store’s inventory… so, don’t wait around things are going to be all gone soon!!

The above ‘retro’ picture was taken with the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone 4.

 

Hurry, Get Santa’s Cookies Ready, He is on his way!

Santa will be thrilled to have his cookies served on this hand painted whimsical Gingerbread boy and girl platter. Raised details and a sweet Gingerbread boy and Gingerbread girl dressed in their holiday best await Santa. Platter is hand painted and ready to be part of this season’s holiday extravaganzas!   Please visit here for details.

Running out of time to get the Gingerbread Man hat by the Holiday!

It’s coming down to the wire here folks!

Shopping around for the last minute gifts online means keeping an eye on the last possible order dates on sites to make sure the item will be delivered in time for the holiday. Make sure you know before you pay when the item is expected to ship and possibly when it will be delivered! We have been taken in with the ‘pay extra for second day air’ so we are sure to get the item in time, only to find out the provider doesn’t ship for another week.

A fun item for the Gingerbread Man fan on your Christmas list is the simple but dashing baseball cap. It’s a low model so it sit firmly on your head, available in three colors too. We have ours on when we head out shopping at the mall because we missed the deal online. Have fun!

 

Whimsical Gingerbread Man Holiday Plate

Add a bit of whimsy to your holidays with this colorful and cheerful Gingerbread Boy platter. Platter is hand painted and ready to be part of this season’s holiday extravaganzas!  Visit here for details.