Every Christmas at work, we have a decoration competition. Each area tries to create the best decorations. In the past, there hasn’t been any out of the ordinary or unusually creative decorations. Until this year.
One area is making their cubicles look like a gingerbread house. They covered their cubicle walls with brown butcher paper. Then, they made this clever “Merry Christmas” decoration.
To make these, fan-fold a piece of white paper. Pinch it together to make a bow tie shape. Tape the bottom part of the bow together. This will make a half-circle that is fan-folded. Do this to a second piece of paper. Then, tape the two pieces together to create the white circle.
Then, they cut out red circles. Tape them over the center of the white fan-folded circles. Cut out white letters to spell Merry Christmas. Then taped the letters on the red circles. Easy. Clever!
The students also made a big pieces of “candy” to decorate their gingerbread house.
To make them, get Styrofoam paper plates. Wrap in colorful tissue paper. Gather the ends of the paper and tie with curling ribbon. If that isn’t easy, I don’t know what is.
Maybe you could make a “gingerbread” house like this, too, and put it on a wall in your family room. Get some brown butcher paper. Cut out the shape of a house. Draw a door, windows, and roof. Add a brick design if you want. then, make some of these candies and tape to the roof of your gingerbread house. (Depending on the size of your gingerbread house, you might want to make smaller pieces of candy out of smaller paper plates.)
Or, you could draw a house on a brown poster board and hot glue real candy to the house to decorate it. Both would be fun for grandchildren to make with their grandmother!
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