A Jan Brett Author Study Craftivity
I had a template for the gingerbread babies that I printed on cardstock and then had the kids cut out. They colored them brown with either a pencil or crayon. Then we took icing ( glitter glue) and (real) candies and we decorated the gingerbread babies.
While we let the babies dry we wrote about how we would save the gingerbread babies. Finally, because one of the things that we noticed when studied Jan Brett was the beautiful borders she adds to each page, we added a border of our own to our writing. Once that was done we glued the babies to our paper. They turned out very cute and the kids loved them. It was a good holiday craft without being too over the top.