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I can't wait until we get closer to the holidays as I love to Make Ginger Bread Houses.  I even go to the schools to teach the children a smaller version of a Ginger Bread Houses made out of Grah
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Ginger Bread Houses

posted at 10/24/2010 3:21 PM EDT
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I can't wait until we get closer to the holidays as I love to Make Ginger Bread Houses.  I even go to the schools to teach the children a smaller version of a Ginger Bread Houses made out of Graham Crackers.  The children save some of their Halloween Candies for special day and it gives them pride when they are finished.  One little girl even asked me for my autograph on the little cook-booklet I make for them.  I guess I love that time of year because the children light up brighter then the Christmas lights......
Does anyone else make the little Ginger-Bread Houses out of Graham Crackers?

Re: Ginger Bread Houses

posted at 10/24/2010 4:35 PM EDT
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Elsa -- (lol ... sometimes I think I just follow you around this site ...lol... got any other good sites for me to see?)

On Sunday evenings I teach a group of kids "art" lessons while their parents are in choir practice.  Someone just suggested ginger bread houses.  Yikes.  I've always thought that was way too complicated for me. 
What are the ages you work with?  Could you please show/tell me what you do?
 

Re: Ginger Bread Houses

posted at 10/24/2010 7:22 PM EDT
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Graham Crakers, that's a great idea.I have not used them for houses, but I will now. Thanks, this was very helpful!

Re: Ginger Bread Houses

posted at 11/5/2010 2:51 PM EDT
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Yes I sure do.  I teach the kids to make tootsie roll roses or gum drop roses.  It give them something to do with their hands and when they are done they actually have a true work of art that they made.  I even received a dozen of roses from the kids on my Birthday...Yes they were tootsie roll roses.  MMMMMMMM

Re: Ginger Bread Houses

posted at 11/15/2010 11:14 AM EST
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I am pulling out the patterns for the gingerbread houses this weekend and will be starting my Christmas village soon.

Re: Ginger Bread Houses

posted at 11/19/2010 7:58 PM EST
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Gingerbread houses are so much fun to make.  I've done it more than a few times.  The only problem I have is that nobody wants to "ruin" the houses by eating them lol.  What do you all do with the houses after the holidays?

Re: Ginger Bread Houses

posted at 11/19/2010 10:07 PM EST
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I too never want to eat them afterwards. it's so much fun to use different candies each time

Re: Ginger Bread Houses

posted at 12/24/2010 12:18 PM EST
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i was watching the news on good morning america and they had the winning ginger houses i can't do that i tried and i made a mess. i am glad you can merry christmas

Re: Ginger Bread Houses

posted at 3/6/2011 5:11 AM EST
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Gingerbread houses are something to seewith all the decorations.  I enjoy looking at them but I guess I am too lazy to attempt to even making one.

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posted at 3/6/2011 7:50 AM EST
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I have never made a ginger bread house and have to say that I just wouldn't want to make one.

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posted at 3/6/2011 8:02 AM EST
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When I was a little girl I would spend a weekend at my Aunt Mary's house making 5 gingerbread houses from scratch. She didn't have any children but always made one for each of her classes at school and of course one for me to take home!!

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posted at 3/6/2011 8:30 AM EST
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I never made one.  I feel the same way as Irma.  I would not want to "destroy it".  My Mom made one & we kept it so long I had to put it out for the birds & squirrels.  They had NO problem taking it apart.

Re: Ginger Bread Houses

posted at 3/8/2011 10:18 PM EST
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My youngest son won one when he was in 8th grade.  He would not eat it.  It is still sitting, in tact, on the top of our hutch.  He lives four hours away and his cat, Nibbler, would eat it in a second if he brought it home.  My son is now going to be 31 years old.

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