Our church asked families to make a Nativity Scene out of gingerbread. Well, this is mine. It is entirely made out of food, with a little help from a hot glue gun (to get everything to stand up and stay up). I was lucky to find a cookie cutter set for the people and animals, but I did cut the manger myself. I made the gingerbread from scratch using a Southern Living's gingerbread recipe. Personally, I do not like gingerbread, so it did not taste that great to me (I think it's the molasses). I used crushed graham crackers for the dirt and dyed coconut for the hay.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
I made our Christmas card again this year. I must have made about 15 different designs, but finally decided on this. I even went back and forth on color photos, but decided the black and white looked best with the green and black. Merry Christmas to All!
We celebrated Sterling's 6th birthday last weekend. We always have the party a few weeks early since it falls so close to Christmas (his actual birthday is the 21st).
INDIVIDUAL S'MORES KITS - Excuse the crazy wire hangers--I should have taken those out for the picture!
The Cake! He requested a BIG penguin cake.
Marshmallow Penguins - I did not make these, but stuck them on lollipop sticks.
This was one of the crafts. Each child made an igloo. This is very easy. I used a styrofoam bowl and plate. I went ahead and cut the "door" out. Then they just stuck marshmallows on the bowl with frosting.
Just before Thanksgiving, the entire fourth grade held a a musical called "Dig It". Avery's class were dressed as skeletons. I helped with the skeleton costumes, the backdrop, and skeleton makeup for all 3 performances. I spent many hours tracing and cutting out bones!