12.27.2011

Gingerbread Houses 2011

This has become my favorite part of our week between Christmas and NewYear's :)
All 4 of us do it quite easily this way: begin by building a structure with old cartons & boxes. Then stick graham crackers onto cartons with frosting (below). (Mine in foreground is an elbox pasta box laid down with a mini cereal box on top of it.)
Gotta have waffle-shaped square pretzels for windows. Icecream cones are great for towers, both triangular cones & classic cones (below).
Good variety of sizes and shapes of candy below, which you just stick on wherever with frosting.
These are an exciting addition too: gingerbread people cookies...
both our kids were hard at work and did a great job pretty much all on their own! foreground is our 5 y.o.'s, and our 7 y.o. is still working on the front of hers...
silly hubby's...
above: 7yo, below: mine
above: 5yo, below: hubby's
So fun. A family project for a couple hours. This is becoming a tradition to do in the week we all have a break, and one idea if you plan on this is: the candies and supplies could be the treats that are in the stockings on Christmas a.m.

3 comments:

fingerlakeshorsegirl said...

wow! I love those, Mrs. Sherman!

Erin Sherman said...

HI!! Thanks! I was just over at your blog too and I love it. Keep up the good work...

fingerlakeshorsegirl said...

Thanks!You too.