I like to put little activities for us to do in Christian’s Advent calendar. One of the activities this past week was to build gingerbread houses. I wrapped up a gingerbread man cookie-cutter. When Christian opened it up, he said, “oh, how cute!” I then had to explain to him that the cookie-cutter wasn’t the gift (as it was something we already owned) but making gingerbread houses was the gift. I didn’t make gingerbread, so instead we used Leibniz cookies for the walls & roof. I made a batch of vanilla frosting and thickened it with corn starch in hopes that it would act more like glue.
Christian was so careful building his house.
I was the complete opposite and applied the frosting thinking more was better because it would stick together better. That didn’t work out so well.
The engineer stepped in & helped me re-build by adding some support.
Here are our final houses. Christian definitely won the prize for best gingerbread house/village!