Sophia decorating the gingerbread house.
After last year's challenge with trying to assemble the pieces of a gingerbread house into a structure that would stay together, we opted for a pre-made house. This is so much easier to do, and much more enjoyable for the girls.
Olivia adding red icing to the Christmas tree.
The tree came with the house, so it was smaller version than what Olivia usually decorates. Next year, she asked for the tree that has the stackable pieces.
Adding candy decorations.
They spent time decorating the house and tree.They used icing and a variety of candies.
Olivia with her finished gingerbread tree.
Both were very happy with how their creations turned out.
Sophia with her completed gingerbread house.
As they do each year, they bring the item they made to their room. Not only does this add a festive touch to their bedrooms, but it keeps it safe from the dogs who would easily consume a gingerbread house and tree in a matter of minutes.
Now Sophia and Olivia just have to wait for four more days until they begin to slowly remove little pieces...a section of the roof, a limb of a tree. Like Hansel and Gretel, gradually, the house and tree are eaten and enjoyed by the girls.