1-2-3 Come Make A "Gingerbag" With Me
The idea of using a brown paper bag for a gingerbread house did not originate with me. I saw several PINS on Pinterest of completed bags, but no one had a template others could use, so I designed one.
Having volunteered in my own children’s rooms when they made graham-cracker gingerbread houses that wouldn’t stay together, making the gooey mess rather frustrating, I think the "gingerbag" is a nice alternative.
However, if you still want to make a "real" gingerbread house click on the link for a great recipe for strong & quick-drying "frosting glue."
To make an easy gingerbag, run off the clip art pages on white construction paper. (There are 4 pages of samples.) Students choose, color and cut out whatever pieces they want to glue to the “back” of their gingerbag.
Face the bag towards you so that the bottom of the bag is at the top, and looks like a flap.
This is the perfect place to glue the “candy roof.” I drew several door, window and roof options. Children arrange the pieces ‘til they are satisfied with the look, and then glue them down.
White puffy paint, glitter glue, stickers, and a child's photo in the window, can all add pizzazz to their gingerbread homes.
I've also included an adjective writing prompt page where students describe their gingerbread house. (Great for Daily 5 Word Work.)
For a cute December bulletin board, cover the top of the board with blue foil wrapping paper for the “sky.”
Staple the “snow fabric” that people use for their Christmas villages, to the bottom of the board. “Sprinkle” the houses on top.
Houses can stay flat, but look adorable lightly stuffed with tissue, so they are 3D and stand up. You can also line them up on a window or chalkboard sill.
You can dangle a star from the ceiling and trim with real twinkle lights if a plug is nearby. Caption: Mr(s.) _____________’s kindergartners (grade) are wishing you a sweet and cozy Christmas.
Click on the link to view/download "Gingerbag" the Lunch Bag Gingerbread House packet.
She has lots of adorable packs. I used some in my sample gingerbag. My 2 personal favorites are Build a Gingerbread and Gingerbread Mouse.
Thanks for visiting. I'm in a super-crafty mood today, so I think I'll start on a sketch of my little grandson that I've been wanting to do.
Maybe I'll get it done in time for a Christmas gift for my daughter. Wishing you a special day filled with relaxing moments.