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Scissorcraft is full of color book type images for year round holidays and events that can be used for craft projects such as embroidery, wood working and stenciling. Most can easily be applied to cookie patterns.
Need a recipe idea or theme for a party, school potluck, family gathering, or just want to impress the co-workers? Treat them all with specially decorated gingerbread cookies.
Gingerbread houses, whether decorated realistically or covered with candies, icing and other treats, are popular Christmas decorations.
Here are a few idea themes to start:
Gingerbread houses and cookies can also be fun family activities for any major holiday or special family occasion.
Every day is a holiday somewhere. Visit Fun and Wacky Holidays web site for fun ideas and excuses to celebrate with gingerbread.
There are a lot of sweet treats available for decorating your own unique style of gingerbread house or cookie.
Using mixtures of candy sizes and shapes will make your design more interesting and eye appealing.
The following candies are readily available in most grocery stores and online at Amazon.com and other merchant resources. "Pink" candies are available in many popular brands such as M&M's, Jelly Bellies, Good & Plenty, Wrigley's gum (makes good roofing slats and siding), Jolly Rancher, Jordan Almonds, Marshmallow Peeps and more.
Diabetic? Sugar intolerant? Don't neglect the sugar free candy aisle. Most sugar free candies, cookies and treats these days are quite tasty, so there's no need to forego the traditional gingerbread house decorating fun if sugary foods are an issue. Haribo Gummi Candy, Sugarless Gummi Bears
Warning: please keep all sugar-free products away from your pets, especially dogs.
Other non-candy and/or non-sweet edibles you can use for creating such effects as shingles, snow, grass or window and wall trimmings:
The following categories of candies and edibles are suggestions to assist in the creation of the perfect design effects for your candy houses.
Cereals, crackers and wheat thins make perfect roofing shingles and wall siding:
Don't forget the obvious. There are plenty of ready to use cake and cookie sprinkles available in the grocery store's baking aisle.