Toddler Gingerbread Houses 2

We had so much fun decorating gingerbread last year that we just had to do it again.  I made a big batch of royal icing, put the sprinkles into shaker containers and bought a few candies to share. The parents brought a gingerbread kit assembled the night before so it could withstand the decorating enthusiasm.

henry before

henry after

This year, Henry was very busy with eating any candy that I put on the house.  His favorites were the cinnamon red hots and the gumdrops.  He also loved tucking all sorts of candy in the gingerbread house windows.



samuel before

samuel and matthew after

Samuel recently turned one. He was most fascinated with playing with the candies in the crinkly wrappers so his daddy helped with the decorating.


jonas before
jonas after

Jonas was also a big fan of the candy tasting. He liked placing the gingerbread marshmallows in the yard, too. One of those marshmallows is Jonas, one is Henry, one is his mommy, one is his daddy, etc.


I had a lot of sprinkles and candy to sweep up after all was done.
That has to be the sign of a good toddler craft :)



candy in the windows
Before I close here, I have to show one more photo of the candy stuffed into the windows.

I'm pretty sure that Henry wishes our house looked like that inside.

4 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

These are so cute and I love the idea of giant sweeties being pushed through my windows - clever Henry!

Nic said...

Too cute! Looks like you all had a great day

melissa said...

looks like such a fun time!
i just adore the fact that henry stuffed his house full of candy!

amandajean said...

what a fun project to host! so fun!

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