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Felt busy bag gingerbread house

felt busy bag gingerbread house

I’m sure you’ve noticed my obsession with gingerbread house but it really comes to life at this time of year. In the last week we’ve made a gingerbread tree, gingerbread biscuits, the gingerbread man story stones and today I wanted to share our felt busy bag gingerbread house.

The gingerbread house appears in the well-known fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel. Hansel and Gretel are a young brother and sister threatened by a witch living in the deep dark forest in a house constructed of gingerbread and sweets. The two children survive by outwitting her. Aspects of the story are a little dark but we are happy to take the fun aspects of the story and build lovely gingerbread houses.

Felt busy bag gingerbread house

I thought it would be fun to make a little busy bag activity for my 2 year old. Busy bags are self-contained educational toys and perfect for story telling at home or on the move. Our felt busy bag gingerbread house consists of a gingerbread house, doors and windows and felt sweets which can be placed on the gingerbread house. I added a handy felt pocket on the back on the house to store all the parts when it’s not being played with.

felt gingerbread house

I adapted a felt Wild Olive pattern to make an adorable gingerbread house play scene. There’s a door, chimney, window, roof and tree to finish off the house, and a selection of candy canes, gum drops, peppermint, lolly pop and pink biscuits to decorate.

felt gingerbread house - the gingerbread house

We love our felt gingerbread house although it was slightly hijacked by my 4 year old and his pesky Cars toys (as usual!).

felt gingerbread house - the gingerbread house

Don’t forget to check out my gingerbread board on Pinterest for lots more crafty ideas
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    November 22, 2014 at 5:32 am

    That looks adorable! I know my daughter would love to play with that.

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    November 25, 2014 at 11:24 am

    What a gorgeous idea! I’m just popping by from the Monday Parenting Pin Party – I’ve pinned this post to my home made Christmas decorations board. (Mum’s the Word on Pinterest)

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    November 25, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    This is so cute! Felt is so fun to work and play with. Pinned it! Visiting from Let Kids Be Kids Linky.

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    Karen Bell
    November 25, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    What a lovely idea, it looks great too.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

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    Mum of One
    November 26, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Oh my so cute! Thanks so much for linking to the Monday #pinitparty. I have pinned 🙂

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