Monday, December 22, 2008

Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses

I helped my son make this graham cracker gingerbread house at a school activity. The kids all enjoyed creating their own house. I was surprised to see how long it held their attention and how much detail they put into their houses.

This is such a simple and fun project for kids. I like how they can each make their own and be creative.

Here is what you need:

An empty milk carton (small school lunch size)
3 graham crackers cut in half to make 4 sides and 2 roof pieces
1 container of ready made white frosting
Heavy duty paper plates (like Chinete)
sugar ice cream cones for trees
plastic spoons or knifes for the frosting

Assorted candies like smarties, gum drops, marshmallows, skittles, M&M's, fruit loops, pretzel sticks, fruity pebbles, candy canes, starlite candies, and hershey kisses.