Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Gingerbread Houses and Candy Trains

My kids always look forward to decorating gingerbread houses. Henry and Molly went to the store to pick out candies to use. Our store has a nice bulk candy section so they picked out gummy worms and bears, gobstoppers, red vines and all sorts of other candies. A little of each goes a long way.

I made some gingerbread and then cut out the house shapes.  We invited some friends over to build with us and they brought supplies to make Candy Trains. We hadn't ever done candy trains before. 
 Ian started his his house well.
 Sophie and Molly worked together on a house
 Henry made a house with a little friend.

 Here is the start of a candy train.

 Ian's house looks great. A candy bar walk way up to the door and strings of twizzler "lights" along the roof.

 My kids decorate the yard around their houses almost more than the house itself sometimes.

 Oh No! Ian's house fell down! It still tastes great!
 Sophie braced hers with candy canes to make sure hers didn't fall too.

 Molly always has to strike a pose

 Those girls sure got a lot of candy on and around their house.
 Here is a cute candy train.
 There is a lot of details that were added to this train. It even has a face like a Thomas train.

 Here is the finished product made by Henry and his little friend.
Now we eat it! Not that a lot of candy wasn't consumed already while we worked. 

A fun evening with sugar and friends! Great way to spend a Monday evening.

1 comment:

Camie Madsen said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun!