Many of you know that my idea of pretty, fantastic, wonderful, & terrific is usually something one of my kids have made. Gingerbread houses are no exception. So when Nestle sent us some SweetTarts Holiday Gummies, we knew right where to use them.
Yesterday was "Make-a-Gingerbread-House Day" for the Kindergartners (yeah, I love that day!), and we put the gummies to good use! You can see the trees and snowmen providing the scenery around the house (those are the gummies).
I asked my son what his favorite part of making Gingerbread Houses was, and he said it was the taste-testing. ;)
You can make your own Gingerbread House out of a milk carton too. It's way easier than trying to construct one and have it stick together from a kit (at least it is for us!).
- A washed and dried pint-sized cardboard milk carton
- 3 full-sized Graham Crackers
- White Frosting
- Something for little hands to use for spreading the frosting
- A paper plate
- Candy Embellishments
Note: You can staple the top of the carton closed so it doesn't open during assembly (optional)
- Spread a square-dollop of frosting on the middle of the plate, making it approximately the size of the milk carton bottom.
- Firmly (not so firmly you remove the frosting from underneath the carton) press your carton into place
- Carefully snap your graham crackers in half (you should have six squares)
- Spread a coat of frosting on the top of the carton and on each side.
- Firmly (not so firmly it breaks) adhere a graham cracker square to each section.
- Allow to dry.
- Then you want to carefully spread frosting on top of the graham crackers, and use the frosting to hold your decorating pieces (candy) in place.
- Embellish with candies like the Wonka SweetTarts Holiday Gummies (placed in the frosting to hold in place), and allow to dry.
|We used our Wonka SweetTarts Holiday Gummies|
to create outside scenery for my son's Gingerbread House
Easy peasy, and fun too. The little ones enjoy making these. They get to use their dexterity and feel accomplished, while still being offered a bit of a challenge. And it's working with candy (always a big bonus with the young crowd). I love making one (or more) of these milk carton Gingerbread Houses each and every holiday season.
Nestle also sent us a great big candy cane full of powdered pixie sticks. Those are hanging on the stocking rack, and all of the kids can share those throughout the holiday season (after Christmas morning, of course).
Will you be making/baking things with candy over the holiday season too? If so, make sure to check out the Nestle brand. You can get all kinds of Nestle goodies (Wonka, Nestle Cruch, and Butterfinger too!) for baking and holiday creating, and none of them are over $10.