Gingerbread House Construction

Usually, I set Auntie up to do this with the kids.  But this year, I did it.  I bought a kit a week or so ago, and while Rerun was napping yesterday after the dentist appointment (and everyone’s teeth are nice and clean, thank you), I got the kit out.

Ane got the responsibility of decorating the house (I did end up lending a hand here and there, especially on the roof)…

… while Tad and I assembled and decorated the gingerbread Christmas tree that came with the kit.

While not as “fun” as decorating the house, stacking the star cookies and spreading them with green icing was just Tad’s speed.  It also meant that he could finish his project before he got really tired of it, so he did most of the work himself.

The kids worked really hard, and it was the perfect “first day of vacation and it’s raining outside” project.

The finished projects are very much kid creations, which is how it should be.

I even took some of the white icing that was provided and tinted it yellow for the stars on top of the tree, because Tad insisted that the stars HAD to be yellow.  Fortunately, his mother has food coloring.  We also glued the gummy snowman in place next to the tree (he came with the kit), because Tad loved him.  Ane even glued down some coconut shavings (which were also in the kit) around the house.

Now, to keep Rerun from picking at them…

2 Responses to “Gingerbread House Construction”

  1. Ressis
    December 20th, 2012 07:42

    SUGAR! A great way to celebrate cavity-free teeth!

  2. Aunt Lynda
    December 20th, 2012 08:51

    Wonderful project! Thanks for sharing.