Art Project #54-- Edible Christmas Craft

Every year we put together some sort of gingerbread decoration.  One year we put together a gingerbread star tree.  One year we made a mini gingerbread village.  Most years we make a gingerbread house.

This year the boys put together a gingerbread train. We started with a gingerbread train kit (since no one eats the actual gingerbread here) and purchased a few extra bags of candy in fun holiday colors and shapes.  Then I set everything out on the table and let the boys get to work.

 I never have thought of this as an arts and crafts project because to us it's just a fun holiday tradition.  But this year in working on our 100 Days of Art Challenge I'm more aware of all the little ways we use creativity in our lives.

Sure it's edible and not what we'd normally think of when someone says "art", but the boys are still working hard to decorate their train "just right!"  They planned out where they wanted their candy pieces to go and were so proud of their final results!

One side of the completed train 

The other side of the train
Our other art projects:
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles 
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots


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