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Gingerbread House Braille Art Design

Create this fun holiday design by following these simple instructions.

A gingerbread house sitting on a table surrounded by greenery

Braille art is a fun way to promote braille literacy, create accessible greeting cards, and motivate students who are blind or visually impaired.

See below for instructions to create a gingerbread house braille art design.

A gingerbread house made from braille.

Instructions for a Gingerbread House
(UEB – 28 cells wide, 17 rows)

By Edith West

Row 1: Space 12 times, make “was”, make “q”, make “er”, make “his”. 

Row 2: Space 10 times, make “was”, make “q”, space 1 time, make “was”, make  “his”, space 1 time, make “er”, make “his”. 

Row 3: Space 8 times, make “was”, make “f”, space 1 time, make “w”, make 4 full cells, make “r”, space 1  time, make “d”, make “his”. 

Row 4: Space 7 times, make “was”, make 1 full cell, make “r”, space 1 time, make “was”, make 4 full cells,  make “his”, space 1 time, make “w”, make 1 full cell, make “his”, space 1 time, make 4 full cells. 

Row 5: Space 6 times, make “was”, make “f”, space 1 time, make “w”, make 8 full cells, make “r”, space 1  time, make “d”, make “his”, make “er”, make 2 full cells, make “f”. 

Row 6: Space 5 times, make “was”, make 1 full cell, make “r”, space 1 time, make “was”, make 3 full cells,  make “q”, make “er”, make 3 full cells, make “his”, space 1 time, make “w”, make 1 full cell, make  “his”, make “er”, make 1 full cell. 

Row 7: Space 4 times, make “was”, make “f”, space 1 time, make “w”, make 5 full cells, space 2 times, make 5 full cells, make “r”, space 1 time, make “d”, make “his”, make “er”. 

Row 8: Space 3 times, make “was”, make 1 full cell, make “r”, space 1 time, make “was”, make 5 full cells,  space 2 times, make 5 full cells, make “his”, space 1 time, make “w”, make 1 full cell, make “his”. 

Row 9: Space 2 times, make “was”, make “f”, space 1 time, make “w”, make 16, make “r”, space 1 time, make “d”, make “his”. 

Row 10: Space 1 times, make “was”, make 1 full cell, make “r”, space 1 time, make “was”, make 16, make  “his”, space 1 time, make “w”, make 1 full cell, make “his”. 

Row 11: Make “was”, make “f”, space 1 time, make “w”, make 3 full cells, make “q”, make “c”, make “er”,  make 8 full cells, make “q”, make “c”, make “er”, make 3 full cells, make “r”, space 1 time, make “d”, make “his”. 

Row 12: Space 3 times, make 4 full cells, space 3 times, make 8 full cells, space 3 times, make 4 full cells. 

Row 13: Space 3 times, make 4 full cells, space 3 times, make 2 full cells, space 4 times, make 2 full cells, space 3 times, make 4 full cells. 

Row 14: Space 3 times, make 9 full cells, space 4 times, make 9 full cells. 

Row 15: Space 3 times, make 9 full cells, space 2 times, make “g”, space 1 time, make 9 full cells. Row 16: Space 3 times, make 9 full cells, space 4 times, make 9 full cells. 

Row 17: Make dot (2), dot (1), dot (4), dot (5), dot (6), dot (3), dot (2), dot (1), dot (4), dot (5), dot (6), dot (3), dot(2), dot (1), dot (4), dot (5), dot (6), dot (3), dot (2), dot (1), dot (4), dot (5), dot (6), dot (3), dot (2), dot (1), dot (4), dot (5).

Print out version of instructions can be found here.

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