Thursday, December 22, 2011

"Gingerbread" Houses

On Monday, my daughter and I went to an all day cookie bake hosted by friends.  It was a lot of fun with 6 of us ladies talking, laughing, and baking all day......and a few guys dropping by to taste the wares from time to time.
Since my daughter's 3 friends are out of school for Christmas break, a friend and I went together and got stuff for them to make "gingerbread" houses out of graham crackers, icing, and CANDY!
They had SO MUCH fun and were quite creative with their houses.
Just getting started
The first time these kids had done one of these -- they LOVED it!
Even the 2 (almost 3) year old got in on the fun!
Check out that plate of candy......
All finished....
Have to love the funny face he's making for the camera
The little one ran off before I got her picture with her completed house and yard.  

Here's the recipe for the icing you use:
3 egg whites
1 lb. powder sugar
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
Mix together and ice away!

My friend and I made up the houses and let them set for about 20 minutes (so the icing would harden and keep them together) - and then we let the kids at them. 
They enjoyed decorating both the house and yard -- making things they called:
trampolines
gardens
trees
the north pole
bushes with lights on them
and lots of other things!

It was a fun day with lots of memories made!
This post linked to: Our Sheltering Tree

4 comments:

Sweet .n. Simple said...

Cute gingerbread houses ♥ We have never made them, but it looks like a fun project for kids!

Wendys Hat said...

Looks like you had a great time too! My daughters and I love decorating the houses. Fun!

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

I've never made gingerbread houses but my daughter did and it was also beautiful! I could see my grandsons doing this and having fun with demolition also! :)

Pamela said...

I'm wondering if I'm up to that big of a mess...I'm thinking no. Ha! Someone from church told me their house keeps missing candy!

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