Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gingerbread House Craft: Thank You God for the Gift of My Home

We made these Gingerbread Houses for Jr. Church
It came out WAY more fun and cute than I had imagined,
so much so, that we did it again with my nieces and nephews several days later.

We used
1.  Graham Crackers
2.  Twizzlers (make sure you get the "peel it" type
3.  Scissors
4.  Cake Icing (we used white)

We cut the twizzlers into thirds,
and this seemed to be a great length for the little ones.

Each child also got their own pair of scissors.

We needed bigger plates ...
but used what was available.

Since my best friend had a birthday party the day before,
we just used her left over icing.

Song helped show the kids what to do,
by helping Sunshine ... a LOT.


I was surprised that there was almost no nibbling on the snacks.


Before we started our craft,
we talked about types of houses that God gives people.
We talked about cardboard boxes, tents, huts, yurts,
brick houses, apartments, wooden houses, trailers,
and a castle.
Most of them wanted to live in the castle.

We had the priviledge of babysitting both of my sister's kids -
that is 8 extra kids,
and the oldest is 10.
Youngest just turned 2.
So we had a 10, 8, 7, 7, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2 year olds.

After supper,
we set them down in the kitchen,
and repeated the craft.
The loved it!

This is our group of 7's.


Have fun with your own Ginger bread house.

We would have liked to have had some tiny candies,
maybe red hots, mini m n' ms, and the like.

But just the twizzlers and scissors resulted in a TON of fun!

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