Being a kid is a once in a lifetime experience, everyone knows that. During holiday seasons, inspiring and making the kids happy comes with a contented feeling and it is very inspiring in your part as well. Buying them presents and hanging-out with them is a guaranteed fun. What more if you will teach them how to make stuffs that they can also pass to future generations? Why not teach them how to make gingerbread houses with graham crackers? They will absolutely enjoy this kind of activity and experience and you will be able to educate them to become more creative too.
Making this cool stuff is not a rocket science. As long as you have the supplies in your fridge or in your kitchen, you guys are good to go. Here, you can get some useful tips and quick guide on how to make gingerbread houses with graham crackers.
The Supplies that you need:
• Graham Crackers (at least 10 pcs. of Graham crackers. 2 for the roof and 8 for the walls)
• A can of frosting (preferably white)
• ¼ tsp. cream of tartar
• Candies for decorating the gingerbread house such as red licorice, gumdrops, chocolate kisses, hard candies, M&M’s, mini marshmallows, Christmas red sprinkles and a lot more.
• Large tray or plate
• Butter knife
• Plastic bag
The procedure that you have to follow:
1. Clean first the place where you will make the gingerbread house with Graham crackers. You will use your hands right? So better to clean it well too.
2. Prepare the frosting. It’s either bought in the store or it can be homemade. Just add 1 cup of frosting to ¼ tsp. cream of tartar. Doing this is very important in order for you to make the frosting a little bit harder which is very essential in making the house stand-up.
3. Put the mixture of frosting inside the plastic bag. Cut a hole carefully in the corner of it so that you can pinch the frosting out of it.
4. Glue a couple of 2 graham crackers making a rectangular shape using the mixture of frosting on a big plate or tray.
5. Glue the other two on the side to make the box complete.
6. You can use a milk carton to prop-up the walls so that it will dry straight.
7. To make the roof, pinch a frosting on the two remaining graham crackers and place them both on each side.
8. Let your gingerbread house with graham dry for about an hour or two.
9. Once it dries and the house is strong enough, you can then coat the sides with the frosting that you prepared. Use your wildest imagination and decorate it with your candies, mallows and sprinklers
10. When you are decorating the house, make sure that you decorate each wall one by one to avoid the frosting from drying up so that you can still stick the candies into it.
11. Let it dry again for about an hour or two and then you guys can dig it out. Sure thing that’s the tastiest house ever.