Cardboard Gingerbread Creations

The kids in ‘The English Club’ don’t stop to amaze me with their imagination!

I set them a challenge last week – to make the most creative ‘gingerbread’ construction out of cardboard – so, armed with cardboard, and anything else they might need, they started on their mission…

We had three groups – the boys, the horse-lovers (Maya & Ida-Maj), and the traditional one (Hanna).

This was the second week of the challenge, and the week to complete – and complete they did..!

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And so, the completed constructions were…
1) The Traditional Gingerbread House..

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…with pipecleaner and sequin mistletoe over the front door step…

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…and a pipecleaner Christmas tree in the attic….

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….plus decorated sides…

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2) The Castle

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…with turrets, and a pipecleaner drawbridge…

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..plus an inside courtyard with pipecleaner people, cork seats, matchstick stocks and a barrow with wooden wheels….

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Do you see the soldier at the turret with his weapon?

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….and lastly…
3) The Stable

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…with a wooden stick fence, pipecleaner separators between the stalls, sequin mistletoe decor….

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….paper horses…

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…and the use of cut yellow paper and dried spaghetti, for straw/hay….

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Aren’t they fantastic?!
I love each and every one of them! I set it as a competiton, so they’ll be finding out who won after the Christmas break.. 🙂
We rounded up our English Club end of term, with a dinner, tasting the foods of England… ‘toad in the hole’ (english sausages in pancake batter), baked beans (though I think these might be American, despite the fact they’re a staple element of an english child’s diet!), Christmas pudding, and mince pies! 😉

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