Thursday, December 19, 2013

Kids in the Kitchen: Homemade Gingerbread Ornaments

The other night, when the boys were making their gingerbread houses my husband told us about the gingerbread ornament his grandmother had given him as a child.  That story really stuck with my oldest, and the next morning, he was adamant that he was giving his daddy a special gingerbread ornament just like the one Granny had given him.  What a heart my son has for seeing other people happy!  Even though I'm not a huge fan of the kitchen, I could not say no . . . we had to make homemade ornaments.  Daddy is also a Paula Deen fan, so Elliott was thrilled that we found these Paula Deen Gingerbread Hanging Ornaments.


homemade gingerbread ornaments for kids


We used half the recipe for regular cookies, and half for ornaments.  The only thing we did differently for the ornaments--after they baked, we did a layer of mod podge, painted (instead of iced) and did another layer of mod podge.  Anyway, I don't think I really need to explain the process.


homemade gingerbread ornaments for kids

homemade gingerbread ornaments for kids

homemade gingerbread ornaments for kids

homemade gingerbread ornaments for kids

homemade gingerbread ornaments for kids

homemade gingerbread ornaments for kids

homemade gingerbread ornaments for kids

homemade gingerbread ornaments for kids

homemade gingerbread ornaments for kids

homemade gingerbread ornaments for kids

homemade gingerbread ornaments for kids



When I was little, my own grandmother used to bake gingerbread cakes with me and my cousin, and while they baked she would always read us the story.  This is is the The Gingerbread Man book (affiliate link) that we're reading this year.  I love finding literature tie-ins whenever possible, or finding hands-on activities to go with our books, and these complement each other nicely.







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1 comment:

  1. How fun for your kids and I'm sure Dad will love them!

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