Wednesday, December 18, 2013

gingerbread houses and people

The children got an opportunity to explore a recipe. I wrote out a recipe card using drawings and explained the different tools we would be using. Mixing cups, measuring spoons, and ingredients were discussed. Our goal was to make puffy paint and so we did!
Each child got a cardboard cutout of a house and a gingerbread person and go to squeezing their designs. The challenge in this project was to NOT squeeze to much as the paint was pretty sloopy and too much paint would prevent our house and people from being "baked" in our microwave.
We used this recipe now pinned to pinterest and the children added a dash of cinnamon and spice as well. Once they were ready we popped 'em in the microwave for 30 seconds to cook/puff the paint.
Once their houses and people were dry (the next day) we got our our squeezy glue bottles and added candy accoutrements.
Good enough to eat! Which did happen when a younger sibling spied upon a becandied house. We later discovered it minus a skittle or two.

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