Making a gingerbread house

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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 for the roof
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

So excited

Working together
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!

Having fun

The finished house

Putting the candy on

Those pieces are huge!

This was so much fun, and I’m looking forward to doing it again next year.

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6 thoughts on “Making a gingerbread house”

  1. Melody,
    Uncle Harry and the kids always make a gingerbread house at Christmas, too. We bought our kit at Aldi today…hope ours turns out as well as yours did!

    Love you!

  2. Looks like you had a great time!!! This is the first year we haven’t made a gingerbread house but normally we buy ours as well! Great pictures!!

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