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Gingerbread Village

Gingerbread Village
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By Andrea Mulder-Slater

Every year my daughter and I decorate a gingerbread house (or two, or three). We don’t bake from scratch, but instead work with pre-baked, pre-cut slabs of gingerbread, a tube of icing and packets of hard candy.

It’s become a bit of a family tradition, one that many around the world enjoy during the winter holidays.

This lesson brings the joy of putting together spicy cookies and peppermint pinwheels into the art room as students create mixed media villages, or single houses (depending on time and age level)

This is an excerpt of a step-by-step lesson plan which can be downloaded at the link below.

What You Need:

  • Thick white paper (Sulphite) 12″ x 18″ (smaller if you are short on time)
  • Liquid Tempera or Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes (various sizes)
  • Water and containers and/or messy mats
  • Construction paper (especially brown)
  • Oil pastels or construction paper crayons
  • Scissors and glue
  • Cotton swabs (optional)

What You Do:

Full instructions for this lesson plan can be found in our downloadable PDF lesson pack!

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