It's Tummy Tickled Tuesday!
Where I share something yummy!
Now is the time of cookie baking and treat making! While my idea is nothing spectacular, I simply wanted to share with you our Gingerbread decorating fun.
Last friday we spent the entire day baking and decorating Christmas cookies for our homeschool lesson.
My Mother-in-Law makes the most beautiful homemade gingerbread every year for her family. Well... I am not so amazing, but I like my kids to stick with a tradition that my husband remembers from his childhood. So... Walmart Gingerbread kits on sale... Done and in my home!
In attempt to keep clean what ALWAYS becomes an insanely messy kitchen day, I organized my candy as pictured! Probably not the first to do this, but... I felt pretty clever. Some of the candy shown came from the kits, so came from our Christmas Parade candy stash. I found it helped.
Ahh... the dreaded frosting. I used the frosting the kits came with to put the houses together, but for the candy I used frosting from a can so it would taste better! I put clips at the top of the frosting so the kids can roll the clip down as they empty it.
Let the kids do what they will! This is more of an art project than anything. Personally, I think the more candy the better. Everyone has their own vision. Kids usually have a better vision than adults where candy and cookies are concerned. Here is Princess working on her pink masterpiece!
This guy was much more methodical than I thought he would be.
This little guy insisted on putting the frosting for the candy down himself! I expected a frosting mess, but no. He was very careful with his little masterpiece.
Here they are!
This was a fantastic way to keep the kids busy while I prepared gingerbread men. They ended up decorating them while I made some chocolate press cookies and then they helped me make some more when they were done!