It was suggested in our Colonial Kids book to make ginger snaps. However, we cheated and just bought them! Spices such as ginger are the reason that North America was found...they were looking for a shorter route to the Asian spice markets.
Early colonists didn't have suitcases so they carried their belongins in cardboard or wooden boxes. Band boxes were used to store white collars and ruffs, called bands. We used paper to make our own band boxes…although I wished I had just cheated and bought the paper mache craft boxes at Hobby Lobby. Pretty boxes were used to store hats as well…and thankfully I’m a pack rat and had one to show the kids.