Friday, November 13, 2009

Be On The Lookout...

for small Gingerbread Man cookies in your local stores. I used to always find them in the grocery store made by 'Mother's'. But last year I could only find them at our local CVS drugstore.
I posted about these fun 'Countdown-cookie-chains' last year. So the rest of this will be a re-post:
I've been making these gingerbread man countdown chains with my kids since my oldest two were little. When I started this, I bought a miniature cookie cutter and baked them myself. Now, we just buy them, but the FUN is still the same!
Pull out a very long length of plastic wrap. Cut in half, length wise.
Lay all 25 little men face down.
Pull wrap over on one side all the way down. Then pull the other side over so it looks like:
This!
Then flip whole chain over, so their little faces are facing you.
Use any type of ribbon you want to tie bows in between each gingerbread man.
Hang the chain from any hook, peg, or stocking holder.
Tie a little pair of scissors on for cutting each day.
Enjoy the fun!!! : )
***PLEASE NOTE: A good family friend is taking our computer (over the weekend) to help us clean it up, so I won't be around for a couple of days. But I'll be back when I'm all "New and Improved"! : )

32 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh M.L.
I am off to the CVS Pharmacy for a prescription today and I am going to check on this. With (7) grandkids and another one on the way, these would be so wonderful to give to each child at Thanksgiving so that they could be hung up for December. I know even the older kids would love them. What a wonderful gift to give to a co-worker to hang on their cubicle, as they could take one off each day. They wouldn't be that expensive. You could attach them to an ornament.

I love this idea sweetie. Thank you for sharing with me today.

Country hugs, Sherry

Mildred said...

That is an adorable idea. Here in GA (at WalMart) we have Little Debbie brand Ginger Bread Men - I think there are 8 in a box for $1. They would work well in this project. Thank you and best wishes with the computer. Have a nice weekend.

MiMi said...

My boys are gonna love this!!! ; )

Beckie said...

What a terrific idea! My kids will LOVE this...thanks for sharing :)

Willow said...

That is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I have to make them with my grandkids. Thanks so much.

Willow

Carrie said...

I did this last year with candy the kids loved it!

Lorraine said...

This is so much fun!

Jill said...

So cute! My kids would love it.
-Jill

Darlene said...

I remember that cookie chain.....it is just too CUTE!! Might have to do that with Lexi this year.

Hope your computer gets fixed quickly!!!

Annabelle said...

You always come up with the cutest ideas! Good luck with the computer. :)

Jenny said...

Target has these. I think they are made by Pepperidge Farm. Love this idea, though! Super, super cute!

Sandy Toes said...

Oh..that is such a wonderful idea!
sandy toe

Mimi said...

HI Mary lou!!!
Thank you so much for helping me decide on the Thanksgiving table dilemma. I thought I found those last year at Target??? Well maybe 2 years ago, you know how time flies!!! But I will be stopping in at CVS!!!!!
Thanks dear friend!!!
What a great idea for the kiddies!!!
hugs,
jamie

marmielu said...

What a cute idea! This is something that could come in very handy whenever I have grandchildren. I must find some way to remember this!

Hope your computer gets all nice and clean for you.
Mary Lou

My name is PJ. said...

This is ADORABLE and EASY! Martha MacGyver strikes again!!!

Jacqueline said...

What a great fun idea. If you don't mind, I'm going to pass it on to our activity director. I think the seniors would love making this easy project for their grandkids...tee hee...or themselves. Thanks for giving me a "kick off" of inspiration for the holiday season. I love visiting you. Here's to a raise of the tea cup, saying...holiday cheers!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

This is such a cute idea! I love it! Thank you for the helpful tutorial. Hope you are back real soon! Twyla

vivian said...

what a great idea! I will be looking for little gingerbread boys when I go shopping today!
I need to have someone do something with my computer too!
happy saturday!

GrandmaBev said...

Fun little count down to Christmas chain. No wonder your family loves this sweet treat.

Hope your computer runs great with it's redo.

Mimi Sue said...

Very cute. I'm showing my girls this adorable idea to make for their kids. Mimi

Joyce said...

I make a big candy wreath to hang every year with candy and everyone loves it but this is a better idea with the gingerbread men. I will now see if they have these in my drug store. Thanks for the cute idea.
Joyce

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Thanks for the great idea and I'll make one with my Grand daughter this week.She loves "crafting" with me!
Deb :)

marie said...

I love this idea SO MUCH! I've shared it with my daughter and daughter-in-laws already. I know my grandbabies will just love this. Thank you so much for sharing it again!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

A wonderful Idea. I must do this for my two sweet Grandkids.
Enjoy your day and keep creating..
Elizabeth

Celestial Charms said...

What a fabulous idea! My kiddos are going to love this. I can picture their tongues hanging out now. Thanks for posting this.
Maureen

For the love of a teddy bear said...

Hi Mary Lou! stop by my blog when you get a chance, I have a "Thank you" for you! Hugs, Jennifer

Connie said...

I've never been here before but I think the pix of you is adorable, sugar. And who says we can't use the pix that we think makes us look great? Not ME! It is cute. Look at my blog, those pix are about 20 and 35 years old on the header! Whoooops, I just gave away my secret! Nice to meet ya, chickee!
xoxo,
Connie

Holly said...

Target,.....my friend!!! I saw some at Target. They had 'little gingerbread"families"'. I hope they have some at your friendly neighborhood Target as well.

Thank you for reminding us of this cute project. We will have 9 children (eeee gads) at our house over the Thanksgiving holiday,...and thanks to you I now have one more activity covered. L.O.V.E. YOU!!!

xoxox -Holls

Diane said...

Love that idea I will share with my daughters what fun!

Amy said...

I love that idea! Genius!

The Elegant Thrifter said...

What a fantastic idea. I'll have to try it! Stan