Gingerbread houses (that are super easy and fun to make)
I grew up making gingerbread houses every Christmas. So when Mike and I had kids, that became part of our Christmas tradition too.
I think gingerbread houses made from scratch–with all the intricate shapes and details–are so cute.
But that’s not how we make them in our house. :)
We do it the easy-peasy way: with graham crackers.
Not exactly the traditional gingerbread house, but the kids love building whatever kind of houses they want and decorating them with candy.
And I (being craft challenged) love how easy the houses are to make.
Here’s how you do it:
Get a box of graham crackers,
a couple bags of candy,
and make a super-easy frosting (1 lb. powder sugar, 3 egg whites, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1/1 tsp cream of tarter – beat for 10 minutes).
Take a piece of cardboard (cut up a box), cover it with foil, then build your gingerbread house on top of it.
Start by spreading a layer of frosting over the foil so when you build the houses, they’ll stick. Spread frosting on the edge of each graham cracker too so the crackers stick to each other when you make the walls and roof of the house.
If you want, you can add food coloring to the frosting to make things like trees or a pond.
Here’s my daughter’s duck pond. :)
I thought it was too cute. :)
Have fun making your own gingerbread houses, and happy Wordful/Wordless Wednesday!