Gingerbread houses are a great activity you can do with your buddy. This is a no bake and easy to do on Zoom or social distancing outdoors.
- 4 graham crackers or similar rectangular cookies per house
- Icing/powdered sugar
- 1-2 tsp water
- Zip Lock Bags or the icing (snack sized bags)
To stop the houses from collapsing it’s important to spend some time mixing the icing glue to the right consistency:
- To make the icing glue add the water very slowly a few drips at a time. You need to have a very thick consistency.
- Thoroughly mix before adding more water. It only takes a small amount of water to make the icing.
- Mix up a thick paste for the main glue and a separate slightly runnier version to be used in ziplock snack bags if you want to add icicles.
- To make the base of the mini house spread the icing mixture on top of a cookie
- Place a second cookie on top of the icing to make a biscuit sandwich. This makes a solid base for the roof. To decorate the base, without getting sprinkles everywhere, dip the edges of the cookie in the icing. Next dip into sprinkles and repeat.
- To make the roof of the house place a cookie onto a flat surface and cover with more of the thick icing.
- Decorate with treats, repeat with a second cookie and leave to dry.
- To attach the roof spread the base with the thick icing and lean the two cookies against each other. Glue them together where they meet with more icing.
- Add more decorations to cover the join
- For extra snow add some runnier icing into a snack size ziplock bag and snip off the corner. Drizzle extra icing over your mini gingerbread house. Or create a different design on a new house.
- Make and decorate a few designs to make a village