We decorated gingerbread men cookies, read some gingerbread-related stories (more on that later), and made a gingerbread house out of card which we decorated with stickers. Lots and lots of stickers.
A few days before the workshop, I started looking around for a house template that I could use. I found lots, but they all involved making a separate roof and sticking it together, which I didn’t want. I had this vague notion that it should be an all-in-one folding thing to make it as simple and mess-free as possible, and as I couldn’t find what I was looking for, I came up with my own template.
It is very simple. I used large sheets of card, in an appropriately gingerbread-brown colour, sized 50 x 70cm, out of which I got 3 houses. The template shows the original measurements, but you could also print it out on A4 card and make mini gingerbread houses.
If you’re not specifically looking for something which needs no drying time (like I was), you could embellish this with lots of glitter or use a white puffy foam pen for details. I think making doors and windows to stick on would be nice too.