Monday, February 20, 2012

Can't Catch Me

  Here's a new take on the classic gingerbread man.  After reading Jan Brett's Gingerbread Baby we  recreated the story using graham crackers.  It was a simple fun project that you can eat when finished.  What more could a kid ask for?
  To make your own here is what you need per person. Start with 2 full graham crackers.  Your helpers can divide up the crackers in whatever creative spirit they desire.  My little cooks used two squares for the head, two for the body, one each for the arms and one each for the feet. 

   For buttons we used raisins, almonds,  puffed wheat and shredded wheat cereal.  We glued our adornments on using peanut butter.  Some of the ingredients disappeared during assembly.  This was a good way to clean out the pantry of unpopular items. 

Graham the cracker man
  This was a good activity for a winter day indoors.  I orginally came up with the idea when using up camping supplies for s'mores and trail mix. Here's a look at our finished product, a no-bake graham cracker man. I was told that he has square feet, "So that he can't run away!"

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  1. Great idea! They read the gingerbread baby and made gingerbread men at Maddy's school.

  2. It's a great "clean out the cupboard" project since you can use whatever you have on hand to decorate away!