Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Gingerbread Houses

I admit I'm getting just a tad bit stir-crazy being stuck inside due to the weather. Yesterday we would have gone to the Library, but I had hubby take my vehicle because it has heat (very nice to have when the temp is in the teens). So after having my children do their fair share of household cleaning, we pulled out the supplies and made these gingerbread houses (that's called incentive;).

If you're a dyed-in-the-wool make your own gingerbread kind of person, don't read any farther,lol. Because we take the easier road and make ours with graham crackers instead. I started going this route a couple years ago when I needed an activity for 30 kids... that would be a lot of gingerbread. This is really great if you have little ones, it's easier for them to work with. Either way, it's messy, messy, messy. But it's all a part of the fun:) If you want detailed instructions, here's a link.

Here is the Princess's Kingdom (her words, not mine).

The Professor was intent on having a village.

The Artist stuck to your basic little house with some nice accents.
And that ends our parade of gingerbread homes;)

Technically, we could take another snow day today since all three local schools have called off. But I want to get all our book reports and other projects done before Christmas break (only 3 more days!).

Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, it's off to school we go...:)

5 comments:

Angela said...

That looks like so much fun! Your kids are so cute. I hope I'm a fun mom when I have kids.

Kaye said...

Wow...you really make me feel lazy sometimes! Where do you find the time (and the inspiration)?!

I'm so impressed.

What a wonderful array of homes. It's cool how each of the kids' personalities shine through their creations!

Mrs. Darling said...

Cute!

MyKidsMom said...

ANGELA: I think you will be Angela. You and Dustin seem to be a fun-loving pair. Think of all that Baggy/Zipper love and attention going to a kid instead. When the right time comes of course:)

KAYE: Before you make me heady with acclimations, remember I'm at home the majority of the time. It would be much more difficult if I worked outside the house. And I wish I could do more with them than I do. I have to deliberately take my focus off all the house stuff (which is easier said than done).

Nikki said...

That looks like so much fun! And what a great idea to use graham crackers instead of gingerbread. And instead of using those expensive kits! I bet Sarah Beth will be read for that next year. What fun!!

We plan to make gingerbread men tonight.