Wednesday, December 12, 2007

21st century Gingerbread House

A couple of years ago, Ethan (and Griffin and Emeline) came over to my house and made graham cracker houses.
Ethan enjoyed it very much, and this year we wanted to do it again, but this time Emily and I bought a kit.
In one respect it was a great idea- all self contained.

On the other hand, the directions were quite lengthy and complicated.
Ethan perused them carefully.

We discovered that the house had to be built in stages and left to dry in between the stages. Emily and then I helped get the house up.

It was several hours later before Ethan could decorate it.
If I do this again (and I'm not sure I want to,) the thing to do would be to build the gingerbread houses FIRST and then invite the kids over to decorate them.
At school they probably do them on two consecutive days in art class, which would make sense.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

This is good information to have. I keep seeing those kits in the store. I'm thinkin' I don't want to go there this year though! I'm still debating about decorating sugar cookies. If I have a good day when the stars align it might happen.

You're such a nice Aunt. Even though you have a snake in your Christmas tree!