A look back on our houses in the past...
The train, that was Mommy's that no one was allowed to help with...lol!
And now debuting the 2013 Gingerbread house creations....
And now some helpful hints!
2. Give yourself plenty of time and focus. I would let my preschoolers do this type of activity while I am say making dinner in the kitchen. We did ours on a Sunday afternoon, while the baby was napping, so the kids had my full attention.
3. Buy some extra goodies. The candy that comes with the kit is great, but it is always fun to add more. This year I added marshmallows, sugar gingerbread men and candy canes, and chocolate chips. The options are endless.
4. Cover your table. I just used the place mats we had there, but I should have covered the entire table. Expect a mess. Be ready for the clean up!
5. Sit back and let the kiddos take the lead. This is SO hard for me to do, but they really enjoy making their own creation.
6. Make a party out of it. Last year we had a play date with friends dedicated to decorating gingerbread houses. We simply used graham crackers that a mom per-assembled into houses, everyone brought toppings and we had a great time.