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Gingerbread Nativity Craft
This craft project is fun and delicious. Use gingerbread or graham crackers for the stable and an assortment of candies to make the nativity characters. Great nativity craft for your group this Christmas.
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½ cup Shortening or Butter
1 Tbls. Cold Water
½ cup cocoa powder
1 and ½ cups powdered sugar
Using a hand mixer, mix together shortening and water, gradually add cocoa powder and powdered sugar, mixing with each addition until smooth.
Put 2 or 3 drops of yellow food coloring in a small zip lock bag. Put ½ tsp of water into the bag. Add 1 cup of flaked coconut. Seal the bag and shake the coconut around until it is evenly colored.
If you decide to make your own gingerbread sheets, make them about ¼ inch thick or less. Cut the gingerbread into pieces that are the same size as graham crackers in order for your nativity to come out the same size as ours.
Full graham cracker pieces measure: 5 inches long by 2 and ½ inches wide.
Half graham cracker pieces measure: 2 and ½ inches long by 1 and ½ inches wide.
- Gingerbread Cookie Sheets or Graham Crackers
- Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting
- Large Marshmallows
- Small Marshmallows
- Large Gumdrops Multicolored
- Small Gumdrops Multicolored
- Black Licorice
- Mini Snickers Candy Bars
- Mini Tootsie Roll Candies
- Mini Candy Canes
- Fruit Roll Ups
- Frosting Decorator Tip and Tube
- Flaky Coconut
- Yellow Food Coloring
- Plastic Zip-lock Bag
- Wax Paper
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