Gingerbread Man

Spicy Gingerbread Man

Your kids will love making these gingerbread men.  With the paper stuffing and real spices, they'll be almost like real cookies. 

Materials:  gingerbread man template, large brown paper bags (have the kids bring them in), glue, spices (ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg or any other spice you have that smells like yummy cookies), small pieces of tissue paper.

1.    Copy patterns heavy card stock or lightweight cardboard to use as a tracing template.  I usually had one template for every 4 students to share.  You can use the templates for many years.

2.    Students trace and cut out two gingerbread men from the brown paper bag.  It’s okay if there is printing on the bag.  It can be on the inside of the gingerbread man.

3.    Color one side of the gingerbread man.  You can also glue on ribbons, glitter, sequins or any other decorations you have on hand.

4.    Put glue around 3 sides of one gingerbread man piece.

5.    Place the other gingerbread man piece on top and let the pieces dry for 10-15 minutes.

6.     Crumple the tissue paper and use it to stuff into the gingerbread man through the open side.  Gently push the tissue paper into each arm, leg, and head with the eraser end of a pencil.

7.     Put the spices in the center of a piece of tissue.  Fold up the tissue and stuff it into the gingerbread man.

8.     Glue the open side together.

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