Wish I could take credit for all the cuteness you are about to see but my friend Adria from the Crunchy Lion put together this fun activity... for us moms. Yup sometimes mom's want to get in on the crafting fun too and so we did. We were planning on making real gingerbread houses but the idea of cutting and cooking just seemed like way to much work especially with the little ones running around so we settled on Graham cracker houses. Isn't it darling?!
We bought a box of graham crackers, some canned frosting, and lots and lots of candy! We put a Christmas movie on for the kids and got to work. Candy, crafts, and conversation with good friends. Doesn't get better than that!
It was so fun eating the goodies while decorating! And yes the kiddos would periodically come by our work area and beg for some too. That would be my daughter asking Adria for more candy. She knows she has better luck getting it from her HA!
Apparently I am the Graham cracker cutting expert. I just used a butter knife and gently sawed off the pieces to make the front frame of the house. The rest of the pieces fit in perfectly once the graham crackers were cut in half. [It is much better to use the butter knife to cut them in half than to try to break them in half].
With some imagination and a little time the mini house will come together. Here is Natalie's finished product. She had a talent for making bows out of the sour string for the wreaths. I also love her little snowman!
Here is Adria's finished house. I love her cookie chimney and the cookie logs on the side of the house. Very clever!
And since you already saw the front of my house here is the backside. All pretty with a nice green Christmas tree. And if you are wondering what the houses are places on, it is just a styrafoam plate covered in white frosting.
And here is our little neighborhood! Funny thing is we all are neighbors. We had such a blast! Definitely going to try to plan one more mommy craft day before Christmas.