Sunday, December 06, 2009

Gingerbread Houses

It is funny, when someone asks me for our Christmas traditions I sometimes have a hard time coming up with some. But this time of year it all comes back to me. We did one of the kids favorites this weekend. Every year we decorate a gingerbread house together.
I always buy a kit that comes with everything. It can get ugly as a lot of collaboration is required and we are not always good at that. Well this year I found a way for us all to be happy and work together.
The gingerbread village! I love the Wilson people and their kits. These houses were tiny but there were just the right amount for us each to have our own. Although unless you are going to eat the month old gingerbread when the holidays are over I recommend using your glue gun to stick all the pieces together instead of frosting. Then the frosting is just for decorating and candy application.
I could not believe how great three year old Josh was at decorating his little house. Look at the concentration.
The finished product.
Brittany's house
Matthew's house

7 comments:

Janice said...

Every year I say we are going to make one and never do. You have inspired me. Or least inspired me to think about doing it. :)

Sarah Smiles said...

What a great family activity! The houses all look awesome! Good work, guys!

Blackeyedsue said...

You are brilliant with the hot glue gun idea! Do you know how much easier that is going to make my life???

Jennie said...

This sounds perfect. I've seen the houses but where do I find the entire village?

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a great kit! Wish I could get that here. My kids would have a blast. I think I will have to try and go the old fashioned route. Blessings to you and yours! :)Tammy

vivian said...

What a great way to spend time with your family! all of the houses turned out wonderfully!
have a great weekend!
hugs
vivian

Camille said...

Where did you find the village... great idea!