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Gingerbread Houses

December 22, 2008

My mom helped my son and daughter make gingerbread houses last week.  They used small milk cartons as the base and meringue to secure graham crackers to the roof and sides.  My children had so much fun decorating them with all the different candies.  It was a great craft project for them.

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gingerbread houses

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11 Comments
  1. December 22, 2008 10:33 am

    What wonderful house! They did a great job!

    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
    HUGS to you and yours!!

  2. December 22, 2008 11:04 am

    Those are adorable. We’re making milk-carton houses today, too.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. December 22, 2008 12:17 pm

    Those are beautiful!! And your kids just keep getting cuter and cuter 🙂

  4. Susannah permalink
    December 22, 2008 3:02 pm

    Awesome! I never thought of using meringue (we used some concoction from a kit a few years ago when my sister and I made them)–looks less messy! Or maybe you did a better job of keeping the site clean!

    Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas and a great start to 2009!

  5. December 23, 2008 4:54 pm

    Hmm gorgeous!

  6. thebeadden permalink
    December 23, 2008 6:27 pm

    They did a wonderful job with the houses!
    Wishing you all a Merry Christmas.

  7. December 23, 2008 11:08 pm

    Wow, what wonderful gingerbread houses! The kids look so cute and proud of themselves. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.

  8. December 24, 2008 12:00 am

    If you’re posting stuff like this all the time, then I’m sorry I don’t read more often. The houses are very amazing (although, I can’t tell that they are gingerbread) and the kids are so cute. Good idea. Fun, traditional, inexpensive, and creative.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope you are finding many reasons for great joy.

  9. December 25, 2008 12:45 pm

    Yum!!

  10. December 28, 2008 1:48 pm

    SO cute! looks like they had fun, and were very creative. we did a gingerbread TRAIN. the yard isn’t done yet, so that will be something we do to pass the time this week until school is back on. That and some REPAIR work. Last week Thomas came running up to me saying, “I can’t find Percy!” That is never good. We found him on the dining room table trying to eat the candy off the train.

  11. Arlene permalink
    December 29, 2008 3:57 pm

    Cute houses, cuter kids! Hi! Just cruising through the neighborhood and wanted to stop by for a minute. Christmas is now over so…. Happy New Year!

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