Gingerbread houses are adorable. Despite not a flake of snow during a Sydney Christmas, we are still charmed by snow capped gingerbread houses or villages or trees...ok let's be honest, it is probably the lollies that charm the kids!
I have to start with a confession that we did not bake these gingerbread houses. I have tried before with success for a short time and then a collapsing roof when the gingerbread seemed to give way to the heat of summer before any lollies were put on.
I find it less stressful and just fun for the kids to find a ready-made kit from the supermarket. Over the last few years, there are more of these available and this year I was delighted to find this village kit for $10 from my local Coles supermarket. This kit included the gingerbread pieces, icing (in a piping bag) and an assortment of lollies. We added a few of our own lollies as well.
The gingerbread village kit was easy to assemble. I did the piping and assembly of the houses. The kids divided up the houses and lollies and had a great time decorating. Activities like these are great for kids as there is really no right and wrong. Miss 8 was careful with placing the lollies to create patterns and Mr 4 just picked and placed randomly. Everything dusted with icing sugar looks good.
This little village of houses is very cute and we are really pleased with the finished product. I wrapped the whole thing in cellophane in an attempt to keep out the creepy crawlies until Christmas. We will unwrap it on Christmas day to share with our extended family.
Have you and your children decorated gingerbread houses?
Note: This is not a sponsored post. I have no affiliation with Coles Supermarkets. Comments made in this article are my own.
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Hi, I'm Cindy and I am an Occupational Therapist. I enjoy working creatively with children to see them reach their potential. Read more about me here.
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