Oct 29

Ginger-Spooks & Pumpkin Puppets

by Hannah Holt »


This week I had a hankering for gingerbread. It might be too early for Christmas music and gingerbread men, but it’s the perfect time for ginger-spooks!

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Boo! I followed this recipe for ginger cookies, and frosted them monster-style with a simple glaze.

{Note: to pipe designs on the cookies, I filled a sandwich bag with frosting and snipped off one of the corners with scissors. No fancy cake decorating supplies needed!)

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They were frightfully good!

We also made paper bag pumpkin puppets. I always keep lunch bags around the house. They are cheap and have so many uses. I cut pumpkin faces and features from construction paper and showed the kids how to glue them to the bags.


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Happy Halloween!

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  1. Gramma Holt

    What wonderfully spooky creations! I’ve never seen gingerbread cookies decorated like this. It’s marvelous! I always used to keep sandwich bags handy as well. They make fun puppets and pumpkins? Cute! Love these ideas!

  2. Tina Cho

    I saw the skeleton idea somewhere, but the others are cute, too. I made sugar cookies, and need to finish frosting them. Your daughter is enjoying the puppet!

  3. Susanna Leonard Hill

    Fun puppet and yummy looking cookies!

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  5. Stacy S. Jensen

    I like the mummy!

  6. Erik - This Kid Reviews Books

    Cool! Great idea for the Ginger-Ghouls! 😀

  7. Cathy Ballou Mealey