Gingerbread HouseWhile most children are awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus, many others are expecting a visit from St. Nicholas.

My grandchildren are very excited about receiving  gifts from St. Nicholas, since they also get to participate in plays and poetry recitals at our local church, and youth organization.

It makes this holiday that much more special, feeling like a star, performing on a stage at such a young age of three.

This year, my granddaughter received a Gingerbread House kit from St. Nicholas, and could hardly wait to get home, to get the project started with her mom.

She was very patient, following all the instructions from her mom, and very meticulous about positioning all the candy in the proper places ( sampling few here and there…that’s part of the fun).

She was so proud of her completed project, and so were we, so I promised that I will post some pictures on my blog.

The front entry

This is the front entry to the Gingerbread house.  She was deciding on the colors and type of candy to use, and the positioning of the figures. Her mom handled the icing part.  The white base was part of the kit.

back entrance

She decided on a back entry as well, including additional windows. How cute is that.  Maybe that’s grandma’s private entrance?

Side view

A side view.  As you will see, she decided to decorate the house from all sides.  Good thing there was plenty of candy with this kit.

Side and roof

View of the other side, and top of the roof.  Not sure what all the gum drops represent on the roof top??

Close up roof and chimey

Close up view of the roof with a chimney.  She was very excited about the chimney, so I needed to point it out as well.

If you are looking for fun projects to do with your children, or grandchildren, putting together a Gingerbread House is a wonderful idea.

It lets you spend quality time with them, and makes their imagination run wild.

If your children, or grandchildren are older, you may want to make a Gingerbread House from scratch.

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2 Responses

  1. Marilyn

    December 16th, 2011 at 10:05 am

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    Lovely, very creative.. i used to do this with my kids and then my niece. I used to dust it with icing sugar.. covers any flaws easily!!!LOl
    Adding lights to the house makes it ever so magical.. I remember her sitting and just looking at her house for hours with the lights on
    Merry Christmas!!Z RIZDVOM HRYSTOVYM”

  2. Suburban Grandma

    December 16th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

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    Thank you for the tip. I am sure it will come in handy when she gets older and starts paying attention to perfection.
    Thank you for sharing such a lovely experience from your past.
    Khrystos Razhdayetsia!. Slavite Yoho!
    Merry Christmas.


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