Time: 10-15 minutes
Mess/Cleanup: 5 minutes for a simple house like this one
- What you need:
- Graham crackers
- White can of frosting
- Candy for decorating
- Optional: Santa hats for Halloween pumpkin and your kid
Use whatever food you have on hand. We had half a bag of peanut M&Ms left over from Halloween and some rainbow sprinkles. I planned to use some candy canes but didn't need them. Pre-school used raisins and banana chips.
You could also just buy one of those gingerbread house kits. I got the mini village this year and it is terribly cute!!!! (See photos at the end)
|The holidays all blend together these days|
|Next time I might make the house square for added stability but this worked fine. You could add an empty milk carton or juice box to the middle to make it stronger, too.|
|This odd little scrap of broken graham cracker became a tree on the side of the house|
|You might need to eat some of the M&Ms that don't fit the color scheme ;)|
And here is the sad little house that prompted this whole activity.
|The annihilated graham cracker house from pre-school. It was entirely too healthy, anyway. Building materials should be bad for you! This is jelly and raisins and bananas! Pshaw!|
|This is the Wilton gingerbread village kit with extra Nerd rope, candy canes, Andes candies, Red Vines and peppermint swirl kisses|