Using a Gingerbread ornament as a pattern for a full size kids play house

I was over on Instructables today. They have a variety of fun Gingerbread cookies and houses that people show how they did the assembly. It’s a great place to see folks being very creative. They are creative both in design and materials used.

Just recently, a post appeared where an individual made a full size kids play house, using a Gingerbread House ornament as the starting point. The group of pictures outlining the steps from ornament to play house make it look easy enough to give it a try. It might be a good idea to draw the little ornament on a piece of grid paper and then redraw on a large grid… or use the company copy machine in magnify mode to bump the little ornament to the size kids will fit in. Most important, it looks like a lot of fun for us… and the kids.



Make a Half Eaten Gingerbread Man

Here we have another fun crafting projecting and this is for making a unique Gingerbread man ornament that is half eaten!! This one would make a great tree decoration or stocking stuffer. You can get the free pattern here for making a Half Eaten Gingerbread Man Ornament Decorations.

2010 Spicy Sweet Gingerbread Ornament by Lenox

Sugar and Spice makes Everything Nice Indeed! Isn’t this such a darling little Gingerbread Man ornament? This is the 2010 Lenox Spicy Sweet Gingerbread Man ornament and he is crafted from fine ivory china and colored in pastel hues and decorated with a candy garland. Lenox also has their 10 yr anniversary Gingerbread Man ornament for 2010 and he holds balloons and a cake. SO cute! Details Here.

Scented Gingerbread Man Ornaments – Kid Crafts!

Scented gingerbread man ornament

Here’s a gingerbread man that won’t try to escape from your oven. This gingerbread man is a very simple, fun project for kids to make. It’s a great sensory experience too!

Things You’ll Need:

* Sandpaper
* Gingerbread man cookie cutter or stencil
* Ribbon
* Cinnamon sticks

Step 1: Using a gingerbread man cookie cutter or stencil, trace the gingerbread man shape onto a piece of sandpaper. (If you don’t have a cookie cutter or stencil, see the resource section of this article for a printable stencil).
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I just discovered that famed dinnerware manufacturer Villeroy & Boch from Germany and Luxembourg, have Gingerbread decorations and collectibles! The Ginger Fancy collection also includes tree ornaments, candle holders, and cookie jars in such motifs as Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, Gingerbread Man & Woman, all of which make great gifts and decorations for the holidays, and if you love Gingerbread as much as me – then keep these out All Year Round.