Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Kit Kat "Gingerbread" House - Crafts With Kids

I remember as a small child being so excited to make a gingerbread house with my Grandma. Then being disappointed that it tasted so awful! So this Christmas, I wanted to make a holiday house with my toddler that would be fun to make, pretty to see and yummy to eat. So, I settled upon making a “gingerbread” house using kit kat bars, a family favorite.

To make the house, I drew a template on the back of a cereal box. I measured it so that the house was two kit kat bars long (on each side) and one kit kat bar wide (for the front and back of the house) with a roof that was 1/2 a kit kat high. Then I cut out the template and taped it together to form a house. With this design, I needed 8 Kit Kat bars.

I used a tube of white Wilton icing to “glue” the Kit Kat bars to the house and roof. Then, I began decorating. I used mini Hershey bars, peppermint Lifesavers, sour twists and M&Ms. I decorated the house by adding paper snowflakes to the roof and a snowman to the yard. I placed the house on a sheet of patterned paper which I had covered in modge podge to prevent the candy oils from seeping onto the paper. After the paper dried, I glued it to cardboard to make a sturdy “yard” for the house.

I used patterned paper from Little Yellow Bicycle, the Savor line, for the yard, snowman and snowflakes. If you have any questions about this project, feel free to contact me.
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