last week ella and i went to a gingerbread decorating party with some friends. her little house was beautiful.
we put it on the dining room table for her daddy to admire. and then the next day while we were out, the dogs admired it a little too closely. :(
she was devastated. and of course, i was devastated for her.
this craft partly made up for it.
i cut a house shape out of brown felt and she decorated it over and over with pieces of scrap felt cut into different shapes. i let her have some rick-rack too, which doesn’t stick well to felt but it stayed in place enough to make her happy.
when she got tired of the house, i cut out a gingerbread boy.
if you don’t happen to have felt, you could cut brown paper bags or construction paper and let the kids decorate with crayons, stickers, etc.
i can always tell how hard she is working and how engaged she is in any activity by the expressiveness of her piggies.