We made a gingerbread house as a school project last week. It was a ton of fun.
First, I bought a boxed kit from Aldi. This is probably a shock to those of you who know me really well. :laugh_tb: My thinking was that for our first time putting together a gingerbread house, we’d be better off buying a kit instead of me trying to bake and cut and assemble and not crack and. . .
Let me just tell you it was 100% worth the $6.99 I spent on it. I will be buying a kit again next year. It was so nice to be able to just open it up, lay things out for the kids, and build. It got sticky and messy, but it was so much fun. I let the kids eat some of the candy as they decorated too. . .and they were wide open and completely wild for the next hour or so. But it was so worth it.
On to the pictures!
Getting ready to put the roof on. Next time I will wait longer after building it before putting candy on it. Our house started to slide apart because the frosting didn’t harden enough.
Holding the roof in place
The boys started decorating while I finished piping the windows. At one point, the decorating bag I was using popped open, and that thick frosting oozed EVERYWHERE. It made a mess!
The finished house
Those pieces are huge!
This was so much fun, and I’m looking forward to doing it again next year.