I was super excited when my son's 2nd grade teacher asked me to come in to provide an extension on their writing project. They have been studying the author and illustrator Jan Brett. They each wrote a story based around a Gingerbread character after reading Gingerbread Baby.
My part in the project was giving them the resources to visualize and construct their Gingerbread character into a real stuffed animal ;)). Can it get any more fun that that?? Needless to say the kids were completely obsessed with making their Gingerbread characters.
Seeing their excitement was contagious and I was floored by their sewing skills. Hand sewn (except when we ran out of time I machine stitched a few openings) by the students and hand stuffed as well......simply wonderful!
The icing on the cake was when they came to my regular art class time on Monday afternoon and "F" told me that he loved his Gingerbread character so much he was sleeping with it every night- then several others chimed in saying they did the same :))). Thank you so much Mrs. Clark for letting me be a part of this special project!!
I like how this student used the orange fabric for bandana and then stuck with green for the other embellishments.
Notice the trims on the outfit!! So cool!