Hello! I'm short on time this week so I made 2 videos to explain how I make graham cracker "gingerbread" houses. These aren't pretty - but it's the best I could do this week so please bear with me. The first video shows you how to cut a graham cracker without breaking it. The second video shows you how I assemble the houses with NO HOT GLUE or MILK CARTONS! I have also attached some of the fabulous pictures from my child's class. The teacher picked up these white Styrofoam trays from the butcher shop at a local grocery store for FREE. It's the perfect setting for the houses:) Plus she asked every child to bring in their OWN can of frosting to decorate the houses with and a bag of candy to share. Our teacher ROCKS this year!! Good Luck!
IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:
- I ended up using one and a half bags of cookie icing to completely assemble 34 houses.
- I used about 6 boxes of graham crackers
- I always make at least 5-6 more houses than I need in case anyone gets a little rough and breaks their house. Last year only 1 child broke their house if that tells you anything.
- It's just easier to pre-assemble these houses and let the kids decorate them. It takes less time in class and it lets the children do what they really love with this activity!
- Apparently when it's late, you are making a million "gingerbread houses" and making an online tutorial you get the facts about which children and which year they are in Kindergarten a little mixed up;)