Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gingerbread House Accordion Book



While it doesn't have the pungent aroma of baked gingerbread or the sweetness of the icing and candy, this gingerbread house and accordion book is a treat. I used the bottom of a grocery bag for the house and half the front panel of a grocery bag for the gingerbread men. You may want to glue your accordion into the house which I forgot to demonstrate on the video.



Patterns for gingerbread men and candy


Books and Links

Delightful story of the Gingerbread Baby's new friends with Jan Brett's always engaging illustrations. I find I spend more time with the pictures than the words in her books.

How to Make a Gingerbread House
I haven't tried the recipe but her description of the process fits what I learned (the hard way) in several years of gingerbread house construction.

A Gingerbread Tradition
A little bit of the history of gingerbread by Alice Ross.

9 comments:

Chrissy said...

Thank you, Susan, for the notification of your new blog address.
As always, SO lovely and so inspiring.

I can think of 5 little people who would like a gingerbread house. Thanks again.

Chrissy

Grandma Lizzie's House said...

This is a darling idea. I featured it on my website.

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord said...

Thanks Liz. Happy holidays!

Jean Van't Hul said...

Love it, Susan! I think we'll give this a try this weekend...

5terre said...

Love this! We are making these tomorrow with a Girl Scout Daisy Troop in West Newbury!

Dynette said...

I am a first-grade teacher and have incorporated your ideas into our classroom. The children are really proud of their work--so am I! Thank you for your great ideas.

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord said...

Thanks Dynette. First graders and books are a great combination!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

How cute! And great for all grandkids, including those with food allergies and intolerance symtoms. My grandkids and I love to use Christmas gingerbread foamies and stickers to make gingerbread houses and they are great for that as well. Thanks again for a lovely visit.

Galina Bekker said...

SUPER IDEA!!! Thanks for inspiration!

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