I pre-make the gingerbread and they decorate. I set out ribbon, buttons, markers, and sometimes glitter glue. Their creations are so much more creative and interesting than mine! I love when they add bows and bow ties, make button mouths, draw on a necklace and more. I show them mine and let them know that they can use the same ideas, but that I would really like to see a gingerbread boy or girl with more creative decoration. (Then I hide my sample from view so that they use their own ideas, not mine)
white felt or fleece,
a small ribbon,
a sewing machine and
What to Do:
1.Trace a gingerbread shape on the paper.
It is ok and preferred if it doesn't end up looking like mine!!!!
For more ideas on hand-made ornaments, Mom to 2 Posh Divas has some great posts up here and our pinterest board has many more too!