Friday, December 5, 2014

Kid's Crafts: Edible Gingerbread House

My 5 1/2 year old grand daughter officially became a Girl Scout a few days ago and is in a wonderful Daisy Troop. My daughter did 12 years of Girl Scouts and I just love the program and I am really excited to see my little grand daughter participating for her first year.

Anyway, last week the kids made these adorable Edible Gingerbread Houses and I just wanted to share them here on my blog. What a great troop project, school project or just a kid's project for parents to do with them at home. Here is how they made them along with a materials list.

Supplies Needed:

Cardboard covered with aluminum foil (the base)
Graham Crackers
Empty Single-Serving Milk Carton
Ice Cream Cone (for the tree)
M & M Candies
Licorice Ropes
Licorice Nuggets (bite-size)
Round Peppermint Hard Candies
Store Bought Frosting

This project can get messy. Cover your work surface and have the kids wear old clothing.

Have the kids spread the white frosting (they used tubs of vanilla frosting from the dollar store) all over the base to simulate snow. Spread the vanilla frosting all over the empty milk carton and have them break the graham crackers a part to cover the carton to simulate the Gingerbread House. Let them put more frosting on top and decorate the house with little candles.

Turn the ice cream cone upside down and cover it with frosting and additional small candies. The skinny licorice ropes work well wrapped around the trees. Let them finish up by using all of the leftover candies to decorate their snow village scene. Simple and Easy!!!

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