Building a house

December 3, 2008 at 9:53 am 2 comments

Or a gingerbread house in this case.  I have to admit that I’m in no way shape or form a baker.  I can cook my ass off, but can’t bake to save my life.  So when the girls decided that they wanted to build a gingerbread house this year, I knew I was in trouble.  Thankfully though the grocery store sells kits that you can either make a gingerbread house, or a gingerbread Christmas tree.

dsc00328Aside from the fact of trying to keep little L. from eating everything before we got the house built, it was a lot of fun and a great project for an 8 year old and a 4 year old.  Ahem, no, the children did not do the piping on the house, I did, it gives it that “handmade” look we were going for, sure, we’ll go with that.  Minus a few finger-in-the-icing marks for L. and it’s a pretty cute house.

The girls put icing on the gingerbread people and placed the candy on the house.  Isn’t K.’s walkway cute?


And speaking of K., she thought the house actually looked snow covered if it had icing icicles.



While I don’t think the girls and I should go into house building for a living (whether for gingerbread people, or actual people) it was a very fun afternoon project.  And yes, after Daddy came home and saw it, L. finally got to eat some of the house.



Entry filed under: kid craft.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lisa  |  December 5, 2008 at 7:58 am

    Adorable. I love it that you do crafts like this with your children. I have such fond memories of my mom doing homemade Christmas ornaments and such… It is stuff like this, they’ll never forget.

  • 2. caitlin  |  December 5, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Thanks for the comment on my blog, it was great to have such a good response. And… this is so cute! I love gingerbread houses, they are always so cool looking.


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