This weekend we had a Gingerbread House Making Party (which you will see this week). The day before we put the houses together, we made several gingerbread crafts. One of my favorite gingerbread crafts, may have also been the easiest. I just love my Dollar Store Gingerbread Charger.
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I found my charger plate at the dollar store. It is a brownish gold color and looks like gingerbread.
I thought about hand painting it, but then thought I would try and use paint pens instead. I used black, red, and white because I like the a traditional looking gingerbread man. I started with the white paint pen, and drew on the lines around the face that represent the frosting/icing.
I then used the black, and red pens to draw on the rest of the face. Once the black and red was dry, I used a little more white for highlights I also added some red dots on the white lines to look like cinnamon candy pieces.
I loved how he turned out. I plan on using him as a decoration in my kitchen, using the plate for food. Depending on the paint that you use, you might need to seal the paint to prevent chipping. I haven't so far, but still might before the end of the season.
Watch for my Gingerbread in my party post!