Growing up I never really did much as far as creativity goes. I would see beautiful cakes and gingerbread houses and think that 'someday' I would learn to do that! Well, that 'day' never came! Over the years some of the little ones would get a gingerbread house kit from walmart or somewhere and follow the directions to the T and come out with a gingerbread house. That was fun...but knowing exactly how it was going to end up looking took some of the fun out of it.
Then last Sunday my sister-in-law brought a bunch of candy, graham crackers, and white almond bark over and we all got to try our hand at making a quick and easy gingerbread house! I do have to say that its a LOT easier to imagine a beautiful house than it is to make one!
Here are a few pictures of some of our first houses :)
You can sure tell that Alyssa has the most experience :-)
The back of hers had a cute ladder made from pretzels and a little loft. I wish I had a picture of the back!
Moms--she added people :)
Karissas--we both started doing 'logs' but when I seen Karissa was doing it I changed mine to a church-house :)
Davids--aka Joes :)
David was so excited about the candy!!
(Who wouldn't be?!?!)