Invitation to play – Gingerbread gone wild

I need to say first off that this got messy. Was it worth all the fun we had? Totally. But definitely messy.

This activity was inspired by a book that we borrowed from the library called Gingerbread Friends

The last page of the book folds out into this HUGE Gingerbread spread!
The last page of the book folds out into this HUGE Gingerbread spread!


Boozle really enjoyed The Mitten also by Jan Brett and I really liked her style, so I decided to find more books by her.

Back to the Gingerbread People. I was so delighted to find THIS POST from Fun At Home With Kids. Scented Gingerbread Man Art? Oh yeah!

Following the instructions on how to make the contact paper Gingerbread Men, I made two using THIS TEMPLATE.

You like my Zebra Striped Contact Paper that I got from Walmart? Hey, it was the only thing I had. ;-)
You like my Zebra Striped Contact Paper that I got from Walmart? Hey, it was the only thing I had. 😉
I kept it really simple with just paper circles (to look like candy dots) and some candy sprinkles.
I kept it really simple with just paper circles (to look like candy dots) and some candy sprinkles.
Next up... CINNAMON AND GINGER!
Next up… CINNAMON AND GINGER!
While I went to hang up his art, he started to play around with the cinnamon mixture.
While I went to hang up his art, he started to play around with the cinnamon mixture.
Love the cinnamon on the side of the face. :-)
Love the cinnamon on the side of the face. 🙂
Perhaps a little painting?
Perhaps a little painting?
Then he decided he needed a spoon to help scoop up all the cinnamon.
Then he decided he needed a spoon to help scoop up all the cinnamon.

Now, I know I said it was messy, but it really wasn’t all that bad. He needed a change of clothes when we were done. AND a good wash up. 🙂 But I think his shirt acted like a dust cloth because there was hardly any cinnamon on the floor. Most of it stayed in the tray or on the table.

Although he did wonder off briefly… long enough to tell me that the headphones turned brown when he put them on. (!)

Like I said before, it was totally worth the mess. And the house smells wonderful!

Have you had fun playing with spices and contact paper? Do tell. 🙂

Thank you for stopping by,
Antoinette

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