Gingerbread houses

This afternoon Josie and I hosted a playdate for making some mini-gingerbread houses. This is the first time I’ve ever done this from scratch. I made the gingerbread and the royal icing, and I guess not from scratch the box and the candy 🙂 We did the gingerbread yesterday and made it to fit around a pint sized cream container so it would be steady for preschoolers to work with it instead of frustrating.

All in all I think it went well for the 3 year olds, the biggest challenge was keeping  them from eating the candy. Celia tried a little, but she just wanted to lick the candy. I kept showing her how to put it on, and she’d put it on and then pull it back off. I eventually cobbled something together ‘with her’.

Josie on the other hand made a house after her mother’s own heart and covered it mostly with chocolate. She insisted on unwrapping all the kisses too, rather than let their pretty foil decorate the thing. She loves to unwrap. I had her unwrap all the rest of the candy while I made lunch and dinner and she couldn’t get enough of it.

Celia made a big mess.

It was so great taking a picture of something standing still, look how crystal clear it is! And Josie was not in a mood for pictures today, so this is her yesterday in front of the tree.

One Response to “Gingerbread houses”

  1. Abuela Says:

    Amazing idea!! Love it!!!

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