Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Gingerbread Houses

Every time I see Cheryl's (a pretty cool life) gingerbread houses that she makes with her kids, I think "I should really do that", but I never have... until now! Cheryl and her kids make gingerbread houses for every holiday, and when she posted a little photo how-to on her blog last week, I decided it was high time we tried it out. So, Friday afternoon we got down to business...


I ran into the little grocery store that's between our house and my oldest's preschool to pick up supplies. Apparently I should have been more prepared and bought supplies earlier in the week at the big grocery store because the selection of Valentine's Day candy was pretty poor. I had to improvise...


Mini marshmallows, conversation hearts, Teddy Grahams, animal crackers, and Pez. And, just like Cheryl, I hot glued my graham crackers together. Best. Idea. Ever. They were sturdy and worked great!


The girls had a blast and spent the better part of an hour decorating their houses. Every time I asked if they were done or started to clean up, they insisted that they still had room to add another cracker or another piece of candy. We will definitely be doing this again.


Happy Valentine's Day!

10 comments:

Tonia L said...

Very sweet! Happy Valentine's Day!

Hele said...

it seems you had a great time together!.

I love yesterday´s quilt, It is cute, with all those colours

PinkGranny said...

Happy Valentine's Day! This is such a great idea.It looks like you had fun making these!

Tasha said...

What a fun idea!! Happy Valentine's Day friend!

Regina said...

What a great idea. My kids would love that. Thank you for sharing.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

There is a song by John Mellencamp "little pink houses" (1983) that I grew up with and I am channelling it now... I absolutely love the idea of baking / cooking decorating for every season. Wonderful tradition - happy Valentine's Day Gwen!

Cheryl @ a pretty cool life. said...

Yay for Valentine houses!

Michele Pacey said...

I love the kind of craft that keeps them happy and busy for a while. That's the best, eh? And your houses are so fun!

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

i love these! what a fun activity and way to be creative for your girls. Hope your Valentine's day was wonderful.
xoxo

chris said...

Cheryl is one of my favorites. I keep promising myself that once the house craziness is over I'll try a few more of her darling ideas.

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