We worked on a gingerbread house this morning.
This is what we worked on while we were waiting for the house structure to set.
Why are the ideas that seem like my best usually my worst? It's rainy and gross here so I thought it would be a fun indoor activity to decorate a gingerbread house. I ended up frustrated and the kids ended up cracked out on sugar!
I think the house is cute despite all the arguing and threats it took to get it done. How did I not realize that my children would try to eat all of the candy put in front of them???
Anyway, it turns out you have to wait up to three hours (after assembling the house) before you can actually start decorating it! *Note to self for next year: don't gather kids around the table when it is only time to put the house together. Everyone ends up impatient and a little bit angry.
While we were waiting for the house to harden, we decided to make marshmallow trees with the royal icing. We started with some large marshmallows and glued them together with the icing.
Then we just kept adding small marshmallows dabbed with royal icing to build up the shape.
I envisioned 3 - 5 tall and stately trees on display. We ended up with something more closely resembling a shrub. Cloche (cheese dome) to the rescue!
Doesn't it just dress it up a little?
And here's the tree my daughter made. She didn't get much past the base. Note all the half-eaten marshmallows in the background. She cracks me up!
So, here is something for you and the kids to do while you're waiting for that crazy gingerbread house to harden. There really should be a warning on the box or something.
I can look back and laugh now. When I was in the midst of it, not so much.
Hope you're having a fun (and not frustrating) season so far!
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