(paper plates colored brown, construction paper pink nose, red cheeks, white "frosting," google eyes and black pipecleaner mouth)
Here's a recipe for gingerbread "play dough:"
1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt, 2 tsp. cream of tartar
Spices: allspice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg
1 cup water, 1 tsp. vegetable oil
Mix dry ingredients with spices to get color you like.
Mix water and vegetable oil together,add to dry ingredients, stir.
Cook the mixture over medium heat until smooth, stirring frequently.
The dough will pull away from sides of pan and clump together.
Knead the dough until soft, smooth, and pliable.
Cool. Store in air tight container (freezer bags work well, make sure to squeeze the excess air out).
~ Gingerbread Cookie Recipe from Food Network
~ We'll enjoy several of Jan Brett's Christmas books this month, but here's a link to decorate a gingerbread house she designed...
~ Here's a sandpaper gingerbread man ornament....
This week's Carnival of Education is up at Learn Me Good, where Mister Teacher put a teaching/school spin on A Christmas Carol...
...in case you didn't know, I love a good remake.