Gingerbread House. Karen HaighOriginally From: the Ottawa Citizen, by writer Kathleen Walker We've all been intimidated by the photos. Page after colourful page of the most amazing gingerbread houses you've ever seen. Gables and verandahs... Santa's workshop or Buckingham Palace. And you say "Forget it. " Photo taken by me of my first attempt... You will need: The Pattern Cut from paper the following: Dough Day 1 Line Several cookie sheets with aluminium foil. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars.
In another large bowl, sift dry ingredients. On a well-floured surface, roll out a small amount of the dough until it's 1/4 inch thick. Put all scraps into a bowl and cover. To make windows and the door: Cut out a rectangle from the appropriate side. To make the chimney: Cut out a rectangle big enough to hold all pieces of the chimney. Preheat the oven to 325oF. Icing Glue Day 2 This recipe is for a single batch. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until they begin to foam. To Assemble To Decorate Day 3. Mr. Food's Gingerbread House and Pattern (with photos) "A Christmas tree is only so big, which means not everyone can decorate it at the same time. And there's only so much room at the buffet table, so that leaves a few people looking for something fun to do. Here's a solution - they can build and decorate this easy gingerbread house.
And, just like our own homes, this one can be decorated and landscaped according to our personal tastes. Yes, I do mean tastes! " 5 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons ground cinnamon2 teaspoons ground ginger1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup vegetable shortening1 cup sugar1/2 cup molasses2 eggsIcing (recipe follows)Mini shredded wheatGraham crackersAssorted decorations (listed below) GINGERBREAD HOUSE PATTERN:Using cardboard or waxed paper, cut 1 pattern for each piece shown in pattern and set aside. TO MAKE THE GINGERBREAD:Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, baking soda, and salt; mix well and set aside. Math and Science: Great Ingredients for Gingerbread.
Patch Tool. Patterns for solid figures. Box-AS-Intro. Building A Box. Distribute the Building A Box activity sheet to students, and read the problem aloud to them. You may want to review the following terms with students before proceeding with the lesson: cube edge square net area surface area You might also want to show a small jewelry box to the entire class so that all students understand the situation. Demonstrate an example of a net that will fold into a cube (such as Figures 1 and 2 on the Building A Box activity sheet). You may also want to give examples of some that do not, such as those shown below. Discuss why each figure will or will not form a cube, and emphasize that Figures 1 and 2 (on the activity sheet) are two different, non-congruent nets that both fold into cubes. Provide groups of 3-4 students with centimeter grid paper, square Polydron pieces, or Geofix pieces.
Students will soon realize that it is always necessary to have exactly six squares in order to form a cube. The Cube Nets Tool will reveal all eleven nets that form a cube. 1. E-Lab, Patterns for Solid Figures.