Sunday we made our annual gingerbread houses for Christmas. This year I decided to make two, instead of one to reduce the amount of fighting. Tip number one: Hot glue the sides together the evening before you want to decorate the house.
How cute is this face? You would never know that meltdown number 8,765 occurred immediately after this shot, because he thought Levi was putting too much candy on the roof. (He knew he was going to munch on the left-overs. And this little fella loves candy almost as much as my little nephew does, lol.)
The roof is the easiest part. Put the icing on with a butter knife and let the kids go to town. The more candy, the better they look.
My intentions were to take shots through-out the process, but when one mixes icing for TWO houses at one time, the time frame on the icing hardening gets a little dicey. When they are older they want to make FOUR houses. Dear Lord help me.
Ah, the finished product. Eye the positions of each piece of candy very carefully. Little sneaky people will try to eat parts of them when they think you aren't looking. (I don't know why, but every morning G wakes up with a hair style like the one you see here, and S has perfect hair. What's up?)