Gingerbread House, Train & Tree Oh My!


What would possess my Mom to buy 3 different Gingerbread kits this year is beyond me, but let’s just say I’m happy this one got done (and left) at HER house!

This is becoming a tradition for our kids to do with Nana. Its a huge mess and I usually try to have ‘plans’ on the day they do this, but this time I bit the bullet and participated. Here we go:


Getting every thing setup was the hardest part. The train’s caboose was falling apart, roofs were coming off, the tree was leaning…ah, good times, good times. (When we do this next year, we may ‘pre-make’ the base shape, let it harden, then have the kids decorate.)

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None the less, once we got everything setup (we had to use a rubber band to hold up the house) decorating was fun…I think the we’ve been doing too much school as my 6yr old said “Do a pattern on the roof Mom” and we did…red candy, green candy, red candy, green candy, well until we ran out, then it was a free-for-all of colorey goodness.


My son did a pattern too: “one for the train, one for me, one for the train, one for me…”


Here are their finished master pieces…(also left at my Mom’s house hee hee!)


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What the Teeny Tiny Tot did while we made a mess:

And afterwords…I’m sorry but this was just necessary…



  • Nancy December 24, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    I love all the gingerbread! Your kiddos did a beautiful job. Just wanting to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2010.Blessings,Nancy

  • Christine December 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    I had no idea you could get shapes other than houses! Last year, our gingerbread house fell apart. This year, I hot glued it together first and then let the kids decorate it and it worked perfectly.

  • Confessions of a Homeschooler December 27, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    That's a great idea, that or frost it first and let it harden before decorating. The kids aren't patient enough to let it dry before decorating and they were all falling apart! P.S. Micheal's has all their kits for 60% off now so you could shop ahead for next year!


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